Making Sense of Phonics

The Hows and Whys

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Mark E. Beck

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462511996

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 2458

This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices; the companion website features a wealth of supplemental teaching resources. New to This Edition *Six additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity. *A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines. *Companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use. *More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, plus expanded word lists. See also Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction and Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan, which provide essential tools for K-12 vocabulary instruction.
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Making Sense of Phonics

The Hows and Whys

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Mark E. Beck

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462512054

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 2009

This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices; the companion website features a wealth of supplemental teaching resources. New to This Edition *Six additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity. *A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines. *Companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use. *More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, plus expanded word lists. See also Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction and Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan, which provide essential tools for K-12 vocabulary instruction.
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Making Sense of Phonics

The Hows and Whys

Author: Isabel L. Beck

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593852576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

View: 8857

From bestselling author Isabel L. Beck--an experienced educator who knows what works--this concise volume provides a wealth of practical ideas for word building, and multisyllable words. Straightforward and accessible, the strategies presented for explicit, systematic phonics instruction are ideal for use in primary-grade classrooms or with older students who are having difficulties. Many specific examples bring the instructional procedures to life while elucidating their underlying rationale; appendices include reproducible curriculum materials.
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Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition

The Hows and Whys

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Mark E. Beck

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462512062

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 2595

This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size and find a wealth of supplemental teaching resources. New to This Edition*Six additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity.*A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines.*Downloadable forms and word lists, plus a companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use.*More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, as well as expanded word lists. See also Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction and Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan, which provide essential tools for K-12 vocabulary instruction.
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Creating Robust Vocabulary

Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Margaret G. McKeown,Linda Kucan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606237845

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

View: 5964

Bringing Words to Life has enlivened the classrooms of hundreds of thousands of teachers. Responding to readers' success stories, practical questions, and requests for extended examples, this ideal volume builds on the groundbreaking work of Bringing Words to Life. The authors present additional tools, tips, and detailed explanations of such questions as which words to teach, when and how to teach them, and how to adapt instruction for English language learners. They provide specific instructional sequences, including assessments, for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, as well as interactive lesson planning resources. Invaluable appendices feature engaging classroom activities and a comprehensive list of children's books and stories with suggested vocabulary for study. See also the authors' Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, the authoritative guide to research-based vocabulary instruction, as well as Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys, by Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck, an invaluable resource for K-3.
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Bringing Words to Life

Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Margaret G. McKeown,Linda Kucan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508162

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 9347

"Exciting and engaging vocabulary instruction can set students on the path to a lifelong fascination with words. This book provides a research-based framework and practical strategies for vocabulary development with children from the earliest grades through high school. The authors emphasize instruction that offers rich information about words and their uses and enhances students' language comprehension and production. Teachers are guided in selecting words for instruction; developing student-friendly explanations of new words; creating meaningful learning activities; and getting students involved in thinking about, using, and noticing new words both within and outside the classroom. Many concrete examples, sample classroom dialogues, and exercises for teachers bring the material to life. Helpful appendices include suggestions for trade books that help children enlarge their vocabulary and/or have fun with different aspects of words"--
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Reading Magic

Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

Author: Mem Fox,Judy Horacek

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156035101

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 4087

Argues that reading aloud to children is a vital part of their educational development, exploring how and where to read to achieve the best effects.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Students Who Drive You Crazy

Succeeding With Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People

Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler,Ellen Kottler

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452295204

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 7489

Take a proactive approach with your most challenging students! This second edition of a bestseller gives teachers a model to assess, understand, and respond to challenging students, plus new tables, charts, and reflection questions. Offering real-life scenarios from interviews with teachers, counselors, and school administrators, this updated volume provides: More tips for developing active listening skills that improve communication with students Suggestions for creating caring communities in the classroom A new section on dealing with aggressive and violent behavior Information on understanding parent behavior and suggestions for building positive connections with parents and families
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Learning Science and the Science of Learning

Science Educators' Essay Collection

Author: Rodger W. Bybee

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531657

Category: Education

Page: 151

View: 1465

Sure, you teach science. But do your students really learn it? Students of all ages will absorb more if you adapt the way you teach to the way they learn. That's the message of this thoughtful collection of 12 essays by noted science teachers. Based on the latest research, this is definitely a scholarly book. But to bring theories to life, it includes realistic scenarios featuring classrooms where students are encouraged to construct their own science learning. These scenarios will give you specific ideas on how to help your students become more reflective about their learning process, including what they know, what their stumbling blocks are, and how to overcome them. You'll also examine how to use formative assessment to gauge student learning during the course of a lesson, not just at the end.
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Growing Minds

Author: Herbert R. Kohl

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061320897

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 6509

Herbert Kohl, one of America's most influential and provocative educators, believes that the only way to persist and to grow as a teacher is to commit oneself to the development of the child rather than to the regimented training of the pupil. His book is a lively, personal testament of one teacher's efforts to cultivate the natural vitality of the learning process; it is also a wondefully concrete and practical guide full of stories of individual students and how they were helped to grow through learning.
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Kindergarten Literacy

Matching Assessment and Instruction

Author: Anne McGill-Franzen

Publisher: Theory & Practice

ISBN: 9780439800341

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3259

Provides assessment tools and guidance on using test results to provide differentiated literacy instruction based on each student's strengths.
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Teaching and Assessing Phonics

Why, What, When, how : a Guide for Teachers

Author: Jeanne Sternlicht Chall,Helen Mitchell Popp

Publisher: Educators Pub Svc Incorporated

ISBN: 9780838823149

Category: Reading

Page: 163

View: 2096

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The Educator's Field Guide

An Introduction to Everything from Organization to Assessment

Author: Edward S. Ebert II,Christine Ebert,Michael L. Bentley

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629141097

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 7404

The Educator’s Field Guide helps teachers get off to a running start. The only book that covers all four key cornerstones of effective teaching—organization, classroom management, instruction, and assessment—this handy reference offers a bridge from college to classroom with a hearty dose of practical guidance for teachers who aspire to greatness. At a time when school leaders are pressed to hire and retain high-quality teachers, this guidebook is indispensable for defining and nurturing the qualities the qualities teachers strive for and students deserve. Helpful tools include: Step-by-step guidance on instructional organization, behavior management, lesson planning, and formative and summative assessment User-friendly taxonomic guides to help readers quickly locate topics The latest information on student diversity, special needs, and lesson differentiation Teacher testimonials and examples Explanations of education standards and initiatives Each key concept is addressed in a resource-style format with activities and reproducible that can be customized. Teachers will also find lesson plan templates, graphs, charts, quizzes, and games—all in one easy-to-use source.
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Reading- The Grand Illusion

How and Why People Make Sense of Print

Author: Kenneth Goodman,Peter H. Fries,Steven L. Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131733101X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 3577

What is reading? In this groundbreaking book, esteemed researchers Ken Goodman, Peter Fries, and Steven Strauss, explain not only what reading really is but also why common sense makes it seem to be something quite different from that reality. How can this grand illusion be explained? That is the purpose of this book. As the authors show, unraveling the secrets of the grand illusion of reading teaches about far more than reading itself, but also about how remarkable human language is, how the brain uses language to navigate the world, what it means to be human. Each author brings a different perspective, but all share a common view of the reading process. Together they provide a clear and surprising exposition of the reading process, in which they involve readers of this book in exploring the ways they themselves read and make sense of written language while their eyes fixate on fewer than 70 percent of the words in the text. In addition, the authors engage in a cross-disciplinary discussion about how readers use the brain, eyes, and language in reading. The different perspectives provide depth to the authors’ description of reading. The information presented in this book will be new to many teachers, researchers, teacher educators, and the public alike. The final chapter draws on the understandings from the book to challenge the treatment of reading and writing as school subjects and offers the basis for supporting literacy development as a natural extension of oral language development.
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Illuminating Comprehension and Close Reading

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Cheryl Sandora

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462524893

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 259

View: 9503

Grasping the meaning of a text enables K-8 students to appreciate its language and structure through close reading, which in turn leads to deeper comprehension. This book explains the relationship between comprehension and close reading and offers step-by-step guidelines for teaching both of these key elements of literacy. Reproducible lessons are shared for eight engaging texts (excerpts from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), complete with discussion tips, queries that scaffold comprehension, close reading activities, and connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The authors model lesson development and guide teachers in constructing their own lessons. Texts for 10 additional lessons are provided in the Appendix. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all 18 texts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
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Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, Pre-K-6

Author: Martha Clare Hougen,Susan M. Smartt

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781598572056

Category: Education

Page: 301

View: 6221

Teach fundamental literacy skills to students in pre-K through sixth grade with this introductory reading textbook, filled with cutting-edge research, best-practice guidelines, and practical classroom examples and exercises.
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A Fresh Look at Phonics, Grades K-2

Common Causes of Failure and 7 Ingredients for Success

Author: Wiley Blevins

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506353568

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9865

In a Fresh Look at Phonics, Wiley Blevins, author of the blockbuster Phonics from A-Z, explains the 7 ingredients of phonics instruction that lead to the greatest student gains, based on two decades of research in classrooms. For each of these seven must-haves, Wiley shares lessons, routines, word lists, tips for ELL and advanced learners, and advice on pitfalls to avoid regarding pacing, decodable texts, transition time, and more. A Fresh Look at Phonics is the evidence-based solution you have been seeking that ensures all students develop a solid foundation for reading.
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Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Edition

Author: Michael C. McKenna,Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462521053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 2747

This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.
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Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Margaret G. McKeown,Linda Kucan

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417658992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 3955

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Phonics

Practice, Research and Policy

Author: Maureen Lewis,Sue Ellis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446234169

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 7206

Phonics: Practice, Research and Policy unravels the controversy surrounding phonics which currently characterises much of the discussion about reading standards and teaching reading. Bringing some much-needed balance to the debate - the book offers genuinely focused advice on how to make sense of the various theories and on their applications in practice, helping teachers to find the right practical solutions to suit the children in their settings. The book includes chapters on: - How children learn to read and how phonics helps - The role of early phonics teaching - Classroom approaches to phonics teaching - Involving parents and carers - Speaking and phonological awareness - Spelling links - Staff development - Responses to the Rose Review on Early Reading. It will be essential reading for student teachers on initial training courses, and for more experienced staff in a range of school settings.
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