In the Middle

A Lifetime of Learning about Writing, Reading, and Adolescents

Author: Nancie Atwell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028132

Category: Education

Page: 629

View: 8885

With 80 percent new material, In the Middle, Third Edition brings Nancie Atwell's methods up to date. Nancie guides newcomers to a rich, satisfying practice while sharing her latest innovations and refinements with those who have made In the Middle their teaching touchstone.
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In the Middle

New Understandings about Writing, Reading, and Learning

Author: Nancie Atwell

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub


Category: Education

Page: 546

View: 778

The author describes what she has learned about teaching, writing, and reading over twenty-five years as an English teacher, focusing on her experiences after she freed herself and students from a regimented curriculum.
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Lessons That Change Writers

Author: Nancie Atwell

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN: 9780325088303

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 4102

In Lessons That Change Writers, Nancie has narrowed and deepened her conversation with teachers, to focus on the minilesson as a vehicle for helping students improve their writing. She shares over a hundred of these writing lessons which are described by her students as "the best of the best." The lessons fall into the following four categories that provide the structure for this book: Lessons about Topics: ways to develop ideas for pieces of writing that will matter to writers and to their readers Lessons about Principles of Writing: ways to think and write deliberately to create literature Lessons about Genre: in which we observe and name the ways that good free verse poems, formatted poetry, essays, short stories, memoirs, thank-you letters, profiles, parodies, and book reviews work and Lessons about Conventions: what readers' eyes and minds have been trained to expect, and how marks and forms function to give writing more voice and power and to make reading predictable and easy.
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Teaching Reading in Middle School

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590685603

Category: Education

Page: 318

View: 379

In this resource, you'll get the "big picture" of teaching reading in the middle school, including research, as well as the practical details you need to help every student become a better reader. Veteran teacher Laura Robb shares how to: teach reading strategies across the curriculum; present mini-lessons that deepen students' knowledge of how specific reading strategies work; help kids apply the strategies through guided practice; support struggling readers with a plan of action that improves their reading motivation; helps kids choose books that are at their instructional level; organize a reading-writing workshop, and much more. For use with Grades 5 and Up.
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Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School

Author: Nancie Atwell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325042664

Category: Education

Page: 115

View: 7781

Save 15% with our Book Study Bundle! Watch out a one-minute preview of Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School. "There are steps teachers and administrators can take-tweaks, if you will-that make a classroom or school a place that's safe for children, one where every student feels noticed and known, one that challenges kids and entices them with the intrinsic rewards of real work done well." -Nancie Atwell Since 1990, Nancie Atwell and the faculty of the K-8 Center for Teaching and Learning have charged themselves with a mission. "Our job is to innovate for the good of children," Nancie writes, "and then to pass along to other teachers the lessons we learn about instruction that makes a difference." Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School makes CTL's powerful innovations accessible to every teacher and administrator. Nancie and her colleagues have created a culture of engagement and excellence by combining smart practices and policies with rich, community-building traditions and rituals. Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School introduces essential practices such as CTL's: daily morning meetings student-generated bill of rights school-wide "You can't say you can't play" rule outreach to parents spiraling K-8 curriculum in science and history student-and teacher-self-assessment and goal-setting student-led evaluation conferences systems for school and classroom management workshop approaches to teaching math, reading, and writing-including warmups, mini-lessons, conferences, and rigorous yet kid-friendly expectations based on the research and experience of a faculty of master teachers. Nancie invites you to: reflect on your own practice and goals view CTL's systems at work on the accompanying DVD read about her school's solutions to common problems of teaching access resources-forms, guidelines, and protocols-developed by the CTL faculty. "If we want students to feel a sense of belonging to something that's bigger than they are," Nancie observes, "it's essential that their teachers feel that way, too." Join your own colleagues, along with long-distance colleagues at the Center for Teaching and Learning, to discover how Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School can help turn your teaching ideals into a practical, successful reality. Read a sample chapter, and watch a sample video clip. Book study groups, save 15% when you buy 15 copies with our Book Study Bundle.
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In the Middle

Writing, Reading, and Learning with Adolescents

Author: Nancie Atwell

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: 9780867091632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

View: 5226

Relates the experiences of an eighth grade teacher and her students who abandoned skill-drill approaches and became collaborating readers and writers.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition

A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention

Author: Peg Dawson,Richard Guare

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235729

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 713

This book has been replaced by Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Third Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3531-6.
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Coming to know

writing to learn in the intermediate grades

Author: Nancie Atwell

Publisher: Heinemann ; Toronto : Irwin Pub.


Category: Reference

Page: 233

View: 5479

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The Reading Zone, 2nd Edition

How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers

Author: Nancie Atwell,Ann Merkel

Publisher: Scholastic Professional

ISBN: 9780545948746


Page: 160

View: 9658

Long an advocate of frequent, voluminous reading in schools, the author draws on evidence gathered in twenty years of classroom teaching to make the case for reading workshop more powerful than ever. The book establishes the top ten conditions for making engaged classroom reading possible for students at all levels and provides the practical support and structures necessary for achieving them.
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Time for Meaning

Crafting Literate Lives in Middle and High School

Author: Randy Bomer

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: 9780435088491

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 3308

Time for Meaning brings a bold curriculum to the writing workshop, a curriculum that honors literary thinking and the study of literature. Randy Bomer speaks eloquently and honestly about his own experiences in the classroom: his successive stages of revision, his growth from a good to a better teacher. He encourages inquiry into more reflective practice, inviting you to examine your ways of thinking, your relationship to the "subject of English," your standards for good teaching, your place in the professional community, and most significant, your attitude toward time. Time for Meaning is both thoughtful and practical. It confronts the realities of today's classrooms: overcrowded curriculums, unfriendly colleagues, choppy schedules, and resistant learners. Bomer suggests ways to transform these obstacles into opportunities to rethink the true purpose, meaning, and design of literacy education. He offers guidelines for: helping students choose topics that are important to them- so important that they'll have the energy to work through the writing process prompting initial responses to literature and moving toward polished pieces of writing using writing as a tool for thinking and inquiring-an essential habit of mind for students to develop understanding what makes for poor student research writing and how to improve it planning curriculums that focus on story in fiction and memoir. Since time is so often the crucial issue in teaching, Bomer asks you to examine your attitudes toward time and the way you use it. He writes, "What we do with time is what we do with our lives. When we are 'unable' to spend time on what we most value, it is because we have not found a clarity of purpose. We have lost our maps, lost our rudder, and we drift aimlessly, as if time were not passing, as if this teaching life were not ours to live." Bomer is specific and persuasive without being prescriptive. Time for Meaning is a snapshot of his current thinking, a report on work that has already benefited many teachers. It speaks as powerfully to experienced reading/writing process teachers as it does to newcomers.
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Crafting Authentic Voice

Author: Tom Romano

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005973

Category: Education

Page: 227

View: 9476

In a compelling and manageable text, the author makes the case for giving special time and attention to voice as a means to get students involved and improve their writing.
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Stuck in the Middle

Helping Adolescents Read and Write in the Content Areas

Author: Donna Topping,Roberta McManus

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325021461

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 3482

Donna Hooker Topping and Roberta McManus help you support struggling middle school students with page after page of immediately useful, ready-for-differentiation teaching. These strategies work by making the process of content-area literacy transparent and repeatable. Without interrupting the flow of instruction, these strategies help adolescents: not only read texts but understand them too; make crucial subject-area vocabulary stick; grapple with themes, ideas, and content through writing; find ways into content that fit individual learning styles. --Publisher's description.
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Along Came Spider

Author: James Preller

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545281679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9666

Can their friendship survive the fifth grade? Spider Stevens and Trey Cooper have lived next door to each other their entire lives. Their houses are on the odd-numbered side of Maple Street, which seems just about right. Because, well, Trey Cooper is a little odd himself. It didn't matter when they were little kids -- you know, way back in second grade. And it doesn't matter so much when they're at home on Maple Street. That's just Trey being Trey. But it matters in the fifth grade. The whole class thinks Trey is weird. Does that mean Spider has to turn his back on his oldest friend?
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Naming the World

A Year of Poems and Lessons

Author: Nancie Atwell

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN: 9780325089140

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 2507

Harnessing the power of poetry, Nancie Atwell's Naming the World: A Year of Poems and Lessons empowers adolescents to make sense of their personal place in the world while honing their critical reading and writing skills. Naming the World's 200+ poems and accompanying five-to-ten-minute lessons are used by Nancie every day to jumpstart her reading and writing workshops. Poetry is the foundation upon which her students build excellences as writers in every genre. This is your chance to make the first few minutes of your Language Arts class really count! The 200+ Poems: are compiled from contemporary poets were nominated by Nancie's students as their favorites speak to adolescent interests and issues include poems by Nancie's kids to teach and inspire yours. The 150 Lessons: are used daily by Nancie to jumpstart her reading-writing workshop apply a range of interactive and independent learning strategies present the language Nancie uses with her students.
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Yellow Brick Roads

Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12

Author: Janet Allen

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571103192

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7467

Provides teachers with research, practical methods, detailed strategies, and resources for read-aloud, shared, guided, and independent reading.
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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

View: 8563

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.
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Discovering Gifts in Middle School

Learning in a Caring Culture Called Tribes

Author: Jeanne Gibbs

Publisher: Centersource Systems Llc

ISBN: 9780932762504

Category: Education

Page: 441

View: 3031

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Seeking Diversity

Language Arts with Adolescents

Author: Linda Rief

Publisher: Heinemann


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 9193

Teacher Linda Rief recounts the result of watching, listening to, and learning from adolescents as she teaches them reading and writing in her classroom.
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Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition

Author: Charles A. MacArthur,Steve Graham,Jill Fitzgerald

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462529313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 4701

The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used instructional approaches, including those targeting particular components of writing. Issues in teaching specific populations--including students with disabilities and English learners--are addressed. Innovative research methods and analytic tools are clearly explained, and key directions for future investigation identified. New to This Edition *Chapters on genre instruction, evaluation and revision, argumentative writing, computer-based instruction, and professional development. *Chapters on new literacies, out-of-school writing, translation, and self-regulation. *Many new topics and authors, including more international perspectives. *Multiple chapters connect research findings to the Common Core writing standards. See also the editors' Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, an accessible course text and practitioner's guide.
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Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Third Edition

A Casebook for Clinical Practice

Author: Philip C. Kendall

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462528236

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 9737

"Subject Areas/Keywords: adolescents, assessments, behavioral, casebooks, cases, CBT, childhood, children, cognitive-behavioral therapy, diagnosis, emotional, evidence-based practice, externalizing, families, family-based, internalizing, interventions, problems, programs, psychological disorders, psychopathology, psychotherapies, psychotherapy, treatment manuals, treatments DESCRIPTION Thousands of clinicians and students have turned to this casebook--now completely revised with 90% new material--to see what cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) looks like in action with the most frequently encountered child and adolescent disorders. Concise and accessible, the book is designed for optimal clinical utility. Leading scientist-practitioners provide a brief overview of each clinical problem and its assessment and management. Chapters are organized around one or more detailed case examples that demonstrate how to build rapport with children and families; plan effective, age-appropriate treatment; and deliver evidence-based interventions using a variety of therapeutic strategies and materials. (Prior edition editors: Mark A. Reinecke, Frank M. Dattilio, and Arthur Freeman.)"--
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