Making Connections Level 1 Student's Book

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107683807
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
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This title introduces first-time readers of academic text to basic reading strategies such as finding paragraph topics, finding supporting details and learning to read quickly.

Making Connections Level 1 Teacher's Manual

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107610230
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 74
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Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. Making Connections Second edition Level 1 Teacher's Manual contains teaching suggestions for each activity type as well as a complete answer key. Photocopiable unit tests contain additional thematic readings and assess how well students have learned the unit's reading skills and the unit's target vocabulary.

Making Connections Intermediate Teacher's Manual

A Strategic Approach to Academic Reading and Vocabulary
Author: Jo McEntire,Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521730503
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 58
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The series helps students gain insight into how academic text is organized and how to read effectively. The Teacher's Manual contains teaching suggestions and an answer key for the Student's Book.

Making Connections Level 3 Student's Book

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Kenneth J. Pakenham,Jo McEntire,Jessica Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107673011
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 287
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This title introduces first-time readers of academic text to basic reading strategies such as finding paragraph topics, finding supporting details and learning to read quickly. It features a variety of high interest topics including national borders, names, food, sleep, natural disasters, and music.

Academic Reading


Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0321879481
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Academic Reading: College Major and Career Applications focuses on developing essential reading skills while showing students how to adapt them to specific academic disciplines and career fields. Kathleen McWhorter offers a unique, contextualized approach that focuses on academic reading skills and also motivates students towards a particular area of interest or field of study. Readers learn important comprehension, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills, as well as how to adapt these skills to study specific academic disciplines. While doing so, they also learn what each discipline involves and explore the available career paths. As an end result, Academic Reading teaches essential reading skills while opening up new academic and career possibilities. 0321881583 / 9780321881588 Academic Reading with NEW MyReadingLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205869165 / 9780205869169 NEW MyReadingLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access 0321865820 / 9780321865823 Academic Reading

Making Connections High Intermediate Student's Book

A Strategic Approach to Academic Reading and Vocabulary
Author: Kenneth J. Pakenham
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521542845
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 274
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A textbook for enhancing academic reading skills among students of English.

Comprehension Connections

Bridges to Strategic Reading
Author: Tanny McGregor
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325008875
Category: Education
Page: 130
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Inferring, questioning, determining importance. It's not easy to explain these abstract reading strategies to elementary readers, yet knowing how they work and how to use them is an important first step to connecting with texts. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension strategies. Comprehension Connections is a guide to developing children's ability to fully understand texts by making the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. McGregor's approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. Her lessons build bridges between the concrete and the abstract by incorporating writing, discussion, song, art, and movement into a web of creative connections that reinforce each strategy on a variety of levels. All the while Comprehension Connections offers an inside look at the dynamic of McGregor's teaching, showing you how her ideas look in action, and including the language she uses and that she encourages her students to use as they build their facility with: schema inferring questioning determining importance visualizing synthesizing. Many students struggle to understand what it is they are supposed to do as they learn to read strategically. Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of Comprehension Connections. Save $43.88!

Making Connections Intro Student's Book

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Jessica Williams,David Wiese
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107516076
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 286
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Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. Making Connections Intro Level Student's Book introduces first-time readers of academic text to basic reading strategies such as finding paragraph topics, finding supporting details, and learning to read quickly. It features a variety of high interest topics including human behavior, marketing, taste, communication, money, and space travel.

Making Connections Low Intermediate Student's Book

A Strategic Approach to Academic Reading and Vocabulary
Author: Jessica Williams,Daphne Mackey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052115216X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
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The series helps students gain insight into how academic text is organized and how to read effectively. Making Connections Low Intermediate is a reading skills book that introduces students to some basic skills and strategies for academic reading. Students then practice these skills in high-interest thematic units, each of which has multiple readings. The readings are written in an accessible academic discourse style, providing ideal practice for low-intermediate-level students who will eventually need to access authentic academic text.

The Reading Strategies Book

Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers
Author: Jennifer Serravallo
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325074337
Category: Education
Page: 400
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With hit books that support strategic reading through conferring, small groups, and assessment, Jen Serravallo gets emails almost daily asking, "Isn't there a book of the strategies themselves?" Now there is. "Strategies make the often invisible work of reading actionable and visible," Jen writes. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals-everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop goals for every reader give students step-by-step strategies for skilled reading guide readers with prompts aligned to the strategies adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips craft demonstrations and explanations with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. Whether you use readers workshop, Daily 5/CAFE, guided reading, balanced reading, a core reading program, whole-class novels, or any other approach, The Reading Strategies Book will complement and extend your teaching. Rely on it to plan and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups, and whole classes. "We offer strategies to readers to put the work in doable terms for those who are still practicing," writes Jen Serravallo. "The goal is not that they can do the steps of the strategy but that they become more comfortable and competent with a new skill." With The Reading Strategies Book, you'll have ways to help your readers make progress every day. Visit heinemann.com/readingstrategiesbook/ where you'll find blog posts, videos from Jen Serravallo, community features, and more information on The Reading Strategies Book.

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

Action Steps for Schoolwide Success
Author: Nancy Dean
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412979803
Category: Education
Page: 230
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children


Author: Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309517745
Category: Education
Page: 419
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While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.

Growing Readers

Units of Study in the Primary Classroom
Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Category: Education
Page: 278
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

Making Connections Level 4 Teacher's Manual

Skills and Strategies for Academic Reading
Author: Jessica Williams,Pamela Vittorio
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107516168
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 66
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Making Connections teaches an extensive range of reading skills and strategies in order to prepare students for college reading. Making Connections Level 4 Teacher's Manual contains teaching suggestions for each activity type as well as a complete answer key. Photocopiable unit tests contain additional thematic readings and assess how well students have learned the unit's reading skills and the unit's target vocabulary.

Flip for Comprehension


Author: Emily Cayuso
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895835
Category: Education
Page: 64
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"You'll flip for this complete collection of ready-to-use comprehension activities that can be done before, during, or after class reading. Use the free-standing, table-top book design as a stand-alone literacy center to foster both shared and independent reading and writing. All 55 activities are tailored to fit either expository or narrative texts, ensuring that your specific instructional needs are met. From distinguishing the difference between fact and opinion, to discovering connections between the reader and the text, Emily Cayuso has developed a comprehensive and self-contained approach to reading comprehension instruction that guarantees student success!"

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Category: Education
Page: 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Small Teaching

Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning
Author: James M. Lang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118944496
Category: Education
Page: 272
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"Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques &. Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students."--Publisher's website

The Official SAT Study Guide


Author: College Entrance Examination Board,The College Board
Publisher: The College Board
ISBN: 0874478529
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1100
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Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.