One of the most problematic areas in the teaching and development of literacy appears to concern children's interactions with non-fiction books. Many surveys and reports have commented on the tendency for children to do little more than copy out sections of non-fiction texts. The Exeter Extending Literacy (EXEL) project was set up with the aim of exploring ways in which non-fiction might be used more effectively and profitably than this. In this book David Wray and Maureen Lewis outline the thinking behind the project and describe in detail the many useful teaching strategies and approaches which were developed in collaboration with primary teachers across the country. Teachers of children from five to fourteen will find this book both a stimulating account of a very influential development project and a useful source of practical teaching ideas.
Extending. literacy. There have always been concerns over the standard of children' s literacy. This book addresses two particular problems. First, just how well are children's skills extended, once they have mastered the 'basics' of ...
Author: Maureen Lewis
Accelerating and Extending Literacy for Diverse Students addresses the need to equip teachers with the best research and practices to ensure they become dedicated to not just teaching, but knowing and reaching diverse learners.
11 Using Visual Literacy and Images as a Gateway to Expand Diverse Students' Critical Thinking and Literacy ... the highly visual society in which twenty-first-century students live and learn, visual literacy is an imperative.
Author: Dorothy Sisk
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Literacy practices have changed over the past several years to incorporate modes of representation much broader than language alone, in which the textual is also related to the visual, the audio, the spatial, etc. This book focuses on research and instructional practices necessary for integrating an expanded view of literacy in the classroom that offers multiple points of entry for all students. Projects highlighted in this book incorporate multiple modes of communication (e.g., visual, aural, textual) through various digital and print-based written formats. In addition, this book particularly focuses on the possibilities that this expanded view of literacy holds for emergent to advanced bilingual students and specific scaffolds necessary for supporting them. Our focus is specifically multilingual students as classrooms across the United States and other English-speaking countries around the world become more and more diverse. The book considers educators as active participants in social change and contributors to our overall goal of social justice for all. This book grew out of work conducted by doctoral students and former doctoral students, now faculty at various universities, from the Language and Literacy Learning in Multilingual Settings (LLLMS) specialization in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, Florida. The most outstanding feature of this work is the breadth of examples for integrating literacy in the classroom, as well as the specific instructional strategies provided for supporting multilingual students. This volume is unique in tackling both literacy and specific scaffolding for multilingual students. Additionally, the chapters here collectively aim to go beyond describing research to also provide a variety of classroom connections for practitioners and implications for teacher education.
viii • LUCIANA C. DE OLIVEIRA & BLAINE E. SMITH volume is unique in tackling both literacy and specific scaffolding for multilingual students. Additionally, the chapters here collectively aim to go beyond describing research to also ...
Author: Luciana C. de Oliveira
Extending vocabulary: event, gloomy, holiday, instruments, national, respect Learning objectives: paraphrase to explain meaning, ... Reading the text Students read the remainder of the text independently, which is 1,026 words.
Author: Lauren Oxley
Emotional literacy and health and wellbeing have been placed at the heart of good practice by the Every Child Matters (ECM) agenda and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England, and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, and this book provides clear guidance and lots of practical strategies for how to implement this ethos in your setting. Offering an explanation of emotional literacy, why it matters and how to make it happen in practice, this book looks at ways to promote and develop emotional literacy with young children through: - Circle Time - drama - storytelling - physical education - outdoor play - active learning It highlights the benefits of this ethos for all, and looks at how the emotionally literate setting supports inclusion and promotes achievement. Full of case studies of children aged 3 to 8, ideas for practice, photographs, points for reflection, photocopiable materials, and accompanied by a wide range of downloadable material available on the SAGE website, this is an indispensable guide for the early years practitioner. It is highly relevant to those looking at the transition from Early Years to Primary education, as well as the social, emotional and behavioural needs of young children.
Extension. beyond. the. First. Year. (Age. 7–8). I believe there is a place for this kind of play throughout school as a basis for developing and extending literacy and for creative writing in particular. In many schools, space to set ...
Author: Christine Bruce
In Responsive Literacy Coaching, Cheryl Dozier draws on twenty-four years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher and teacher educator to present both a theoretical framework and practical tools to enact responsive literacy coaching. Through thoughtful and purposeful coaching, teachers learn effective ways to improve literacy instruction and student achievement. The range of tools offered in the text invite customization based on the reader's specific instructional context. This framework empowers literacy coaches and teachers through conversation, sustained engagement, and reflective analysis. Dozier argues that at its best, literacy coaching is responsive, collegial, thoughtful, thought-provoking, deliberate, reflective, and transferable. In this book she invites readers to enter into a coaching dialogue, through: vignettes that bring coaching interactions to life; prompts to engage both teachers and students; occasions for collaborative reflection; frequently-asked questions. As literacy tasks are documented and analyzed, coaching interactions logged and categorized, and assessment scores scrutinized, Dozier cautions coaches to avoid being so caught up in the doing of coaching that one forgets the purpose behind it. In this book she provides an occasion for them to step back, and ask, what is the goal of literacy coaching? What kind of literacy environments and experiences are we creating for our schools and our students? What is possible as we engage in transformative literacy practices? While the tools offered in this book do not provide a “quick fix,” they foster critical thinking and sustained inquiry that leads to positive change for both teachers and students.
qualities of a literacy coach, 8–9. R. Raider-Roth, Miriam, 11t, 13–14 Raphael, Taffy E., 62 reflection for administrators, 99–100 assessing role of literacy coach, 116–117 extending literacy content knowledge, 132–133 "team-teach ...
Author: Cheryl Dozier
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Oral Reading Record sheets for each Engage Literacy title are provided at the back of the Teacher's Resource books. What is the purpose of an Oral Reading Record? • An Oral Reading Record provides a diagnostic assessment of a child's ...
Author: Lauren Oxley
Current research increasingly highlights the role of early literacy in young children's development--and informs practices and policies that promote success among diverse learners. The Handbook of Early Literacy Research presents cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the early years. Volume 2 provides additional perspectives on important topics covered in Volume 1 and addresses critical new topics: the transition to school, the teacher-child relationship, sociodramatic play, vocabulary development, neuroimaging work, Vygotskian theory, findings from international studies, and more.
Other interventions have adopted a broader focus by extending literacy activities to include writing and oral storytelling or by creating intergenerational family literacy programs (Morrow, 1995). This research has shown that family ...
Author: David K. Dickinson
Publisher: Guilford Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels. This book is the Teacher's Resource book accompanying levels 15-20 (book bands Orange, Turquoise and Purple). It includes instructional notes, Oral Running Records, photocopiable worksheets for comprehension support and much more.
Engage Literacy is a comprehensive literacy programme that can be used with an individual, small-group and/or whole-class focus. The core elements of a balanced literacy programme have been covered, i.e. written language (reading and ...
Author: Lauren White
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Engage Literacy is the new reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels.
Engage Literacy is a comprehensive literacy programme that can be used with an individual, small-group and/or whole-class focus. The core elements of a balanced literacy programme have been covered, i.e.written language (reading and ...
Author: Lauren Oxley