Reading and Vocabulary Focus

Author: Jessica Williams

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781285173368

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 1524

"[A]n all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information"--
Posted in Foreign Language Study

Reading and Vocabulary Focus 4

Audio CDs

Author: Catherine Mazur-Jefferies,Global ELT

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781285173436

Category: Academic writing

Page: 228

View: 721

National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information. A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts.
Posted in Academic writing

Reading & Vocabulary Pulse 2 Student Book

Author: Jo McEntire,Deborah Gordon,Laurie Blass,Jessica Williams,Catherine Mazur-Jefferies

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers

ISBN: 9781285173313

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 1030

National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information.- A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts:- Academic Vocabulary sections develop the language that students will encounter in academic readings.- Multiword Vocabulary sections identify words that are commonly grouped together and then prompt learners to work with them in different contexts for enhanced comprehension.- Topic Vocabulary is presented as a reading preview strategy to enhance learner comprehension of the text.
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Reading And Vocabulary 1

Author: JÚlio Borsoi

Publisher: Clube de Autores

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 284

View: 4238

READING AND VOCABULARY EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH.
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Focus on Vocabulary 2

Mastering the Academic Word List

Author: Diane Schmitt,Norbert Schmitt

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780131376175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

View: 6643

Focus on Vocabulary 2: Mastering the Academic Word List is a research-based vocabulary textbook that gives high-intermediate to advanced students the advantage they need to succeed in academic environments. Through excerpts from college texts and well-crafted exercises, English learners study the Academic Word List – the most frequently used words in academic texts. To help students reach a fuller understanding of the new vocabulary, each chapter provides a series of exercises on word meanings, word families, and collocation. Features Seven units focus on a variety of subject areas, such as social change, consumer behavior, natural resources, and music. Each main chapter carefully recycles the target words four times in reading passages and vocabulary-building exercises. NEW! Reading Strategies are designed to give students the tools they need to better comprehend the materials they read. Activities include recognizing an author's point of view and synthesizing information from multiple readings. The collocations exercises – based on the 179-million-word New Longman Corpus – reflect how academic words are actually used in real contexts. Expanding the Topic sections provide additional reading, discussion, and writing activities that broaden students' understanding of vocabulary. Strategy Practice chapters offer tips for dictionary usage, information about word roots and affixes, and methods for expanding students' word knowledge.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Research-based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3

Author: Sharon Vaughn,Sylvia Linan-Thompson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871209462

Category: Education

Page: 151

View: 4426

What does research tell us about how teachers can most effectively help young students learn to read? In Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3, Sharon Vaughn and Sylvia Linan-Thompson explore the research on reading, providing a comprehensive overview of the five core instructional areas and how each affects student achievement: *Phonemic awareness *Phonics and Word Study *Fluency *Vocabulary *Comprehension The authors include dozens of reading activities and lesson plans that teachers can use immediately, all of which have worked in actual classrooms and are grounded in solid research. A glossary and annotated resource lists will help you better understand key reading concepts and find reliable resources, including relevant Web sites. Whether your students have special needs or show no apparent learning difficulties, this book will expand your repertoire of teaching strategies and help you put students on the road to literacy.
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Memoirs of a Lechuguero

Author: Lucio Padilla

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463463724

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2023

The autobiography depicts the life of a Mexican migrant farm worker who overcomes his disadvantages to be the first college graduate in his family. The veteran lettuce harvester suffers a crippling, job related injury that leaves him unable to work. During the painful recovery, he goes through a series of flashbacks of key events leading to the injury. Inspired by a blind man and a former teacher, he finds the turning point of his life. Lucio Padilla came to the United States at age nine with his family to work the fields of central and southern California. As a teenager he endured the hardships and abuses that farm workers experience. He dropped out of school at age fifteen to become a lechuguero (lettuce harvester). He married at age sixteen with his sweetheart Mara Elena. Together they faced their disadvantages to raise a family and give them better opportunities. The story portrays the farm workers way of life; it illustrates the harsh living conditions and the enslaving routines. Particular phrases in Spanish are used to illustrate the language, culture, and values of the farm workers families.
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Ready for Advanced [Certificate in Advanced English]

Coursebook with Key

Author: Roy Norris,Amanda French

Publisher: Macmillan Elt

ISBN: 9780230463677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 278

View: 2325

Focuses on thorough preparation for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam. In this title, the end of unit Review sections and the practice exam papers develop exam confidence. It comes with audio and an access code to Macmillan Practice Online (MPO) providing students with more material for exam preparation. It is a 'With Key' version.
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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: 4315

"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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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: 5942

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Science of Reading

A Handbook

Author: Margaret J. Snowling,Charles Hulme

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118712307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

View: 7743

The Science of Reading: A Handbook brings together state-of-the-art reviews of reading research from leading names in the field, to create a highly authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of contemporary knowledge about reading and related skills. Provides comprehensive coverage of the subject, including theoretical approaches, reading processes, stage models of reading, cross-linguistic studies of reading, reading difficulties, the biology of reading, and reading instruction Divided into seven sections:Word Recognition Processes in Reading; Learning to Read and Spell; Reading Comprehension; Reading in Different Languages; Disorders of Reading and Spelling; Biological Bases of Reading; Teaching Reading Edited by well-respected senior figures in the field
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Comprehensive Reading Intervention in Grades 3-8

Fostering Word Learning, Comprehension, and Motivation

Author: Lynn M. Gelzheiser,Donna M. Scanlon,Laura Hallgren-Flynn,Peggy Connors

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462535550

Category: Education

Page: 372

View: 7053

This book provides innovative tools and strategies to support reading intervention for students in grades 3–8 who do not yet read with grade-level accuracy. Uniquely comprehensive, the Interactive Strategies Approach--Extended (ISA-X) has been shown to enhance intermediate and middle grade students' reading accuracy and comprehension as well as content vocabulary knowledge. Preservice and inservice teachers learn how to conduct assessments that help to identify instructional goals; monitor progress toward these goals; promote students' strategic thinking and motivation; and implement small-group instruction using thematic text sets on science and social studies topics. Numerous lesson examples and a thematic text set are included. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print reproducible materials from the book, as well as additional Web-only lesson templates and assessments, in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties, Second Edition: The Interactive Strategies Approach, by Donna M. Scanlon, Kimberly L. Anderson, and Joan M. Sweeney, which focuses on supporting the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2.
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Longman Academic Reading Series

Author: Elizabeth Böttcher,Robert Cohen,Judy L. Miller

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132760614

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 7314

The Longman Academic Reading Series is a five-level series that prepares English language learners for academic work. The aim of the series is to make students more effective and confident readers by providing high-interest readings on academic subjects and by teaching them skills and strategies for effective reading, vocabulary building, note-taking, and critical thinking. The series also encourages students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered in the readings, making them better speakers and writers of English as well. Features Readings based on academic sources -- Every reading in the text focuses on an academic subject and is chosen with the intent of providing different and intriguing perspectives on the theme. Multiple reading genres -- Readings come from a variety of sources or genres, from textbooks to on-line articles, and are written by a variety of experts from widely different fields. Explicit academic skills -- From critical reading to vocabulary building, notetaking and critical thinking, the Longman Academic Reading Series provides students with a holistic approach to effective reading. Corpus-Informed approach to vocabulary (AWL) -- Students build vocabulary and acquire skills that will help them become more confident and successful in preparing for their academic work.
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Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

55 Words that Make Or Break Student Understanding

Author: Marilee Sprenger

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615717

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 6695

Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.
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Preparing Teachers:

Building Evidence for Sound Policy

Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309128056

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 7328

Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.
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Closing the Vocabulary Gap

Author: Alex Quigley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351624539

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 6406

As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap? In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, Alex Quigley explores the increased demands of an academic curriculum and how closing the vocabulary gap between our ‘word poor’ and ‘word rich’ students could prove the vital difference between school failure and success. This must-read book presents the case for teacher-led efforts to develop students' vocabulary and provides practical solutions for teachers across the curriculum, incorporating easy-to-use tools, resources and classroom activities. Grounded in the very best available evidence into reading development and vocabulary acquisition, Closing the Vocabulary Gap sets out to: help teachers understand the vital role of vocabulary in all learning; share what every teacher needs to know about reading (but was afraid to ask); unveil the intriguing history of words and exactly how they work; reveal the elusive secrets to achieve spelling success; provide strategies for vocabulary development for all teachers of every subject and phase. With engaging anecdotes from the author’s extensive personal teaching experience woven throughout, as well as accessible summaries of relevant research, Alex Quigley has written an invaluable resource suitable for classroom teachers across all phases, literacy leaders and senior leadership teams who wish to close the vocabulary gap.
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The Writing Revolution

A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades

Author: Judith C. Hochman,Natalie Wexler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119364914

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 9176

Different Strokes for Different Students: How to Use TWR to Differentiate Your Instruction
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Gold First New Edition Coursebook

Author: Jan Bell,Amanda Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447907145

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 8078

'Gold First' provides everything language students need to prepare for the Cambridge English First Exam (formerly Cambridge First Certificate of English).
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction