Systems for Change in Literacy Education

A Guide to Professional Development

Author: Carol A. Lyons,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325002828

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Education Everything is covered, including how to get started the right way and how to develop K-6 in-service courses throughout the year.
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Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning

Strategies and Tools for the Inquiry Process

Author: Christine C. Pappas,Eli Tucker-Raymond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136861122

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 7089

Designed to facilitate teachers’ efforts to meet the actual challenges and dilemmas they face in their classrooms, Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning: provides background information and key concepts in teacher research covers the "how-to" strategies of the teacher research process from the initial proposal to writing up the report as publishable or presentable work illustrates a range of literacy topics and grade levels features twelve reports by teacher researchers who have gone through the process, and their candid remarks about how activities helped (or not) helps teachers understand how knowledge is constructed socially in their classrooms so that they can create instructional communities that promote all students’ learning. Addressing the importance of teacher research for better instruction, reform, and political action, this text emphasizes strategies teachers can use to support and strengthen their voices as they dialogue with others in the educational community, so that their ideas and perspectives may have an impact on educational practice both locally in their schools and districts and more broadly.
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Standards for Reading Professionals—Revised 2010

Author: International Reading Association

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872077136

Category: Education

Page: 100

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What should reading professionals know and be able to do? The fully updated and revised Standards 2010 identifies the performance criteria necessary to assess competence of reading educators and to design programs to foster this competence. Two new professional role categories are addressed: (1) the middle and high school content teacher and (2) the middle and high school reading classroom teacher. Also, with the addition of a new diversity standard, Standards 2010 addresses the urgent need for preparing reading professionals to teach today’s increasingly diverse student population. Standards 2010 also provides matrixes that list each role with the corresponding elements of each standard, to help you view a specific standard’s element and its description across all roles.
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Coaching

Making a Difference for K-12 Students and Teachers

Author: Lin Carver,Judith Orth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475833040

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Educators are facing increasing demands and challenges due to the current emphasis on student growth and teacher accountability. Academic or instructional coaches can work with teachers to help them develop ideas, methods, and strategies for facing and successfully conquering these challenges leading to increased student achievement. Using scenarios and scholarly resources, the book follows one coach’s journey from her first day as an instructional or academic coach through her development to an experienced coach who is prepared to help new coaches. The discussion of the theoretical basis for teaching and learning provides the basis for examining various approaches to coaching, methods of data collection and analysis, the components of teacher evaluation systems, and methods for implementing these ideas into the K-12 educational setting. This book is a must read for all coaches and teacher leaders!
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The Literacy Principal, 2nd Edition

Leading, Supporting, and Assessing Reading and Writing Initiatives

Author: David Booth,Jennifer Rowsell

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551382164

Category: Education

Page: 160

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As the education community struggles with literacy achievement, skillful leadership has emerged as a distinguishing feature of successful schools. Since The Literacy Principal was first published, it has helped shape the discussion around accountability and successful practices that support both teachers and students. This revised and expanded second edition challenges principals to become even more involved in championing literacy in their schools. It examines the role of school leaders at both the elementary and secondary levels. Commentaries from teachers, principals, and consultants who have been involved in developing strong school-wide and district-wide literacy programs are included to demonstrate the strides that many schools have made in the last few years. The increasingly important role of school literacy coaches and mentoring teams are presented as models of the power of cooperative approaches to successful literacy programs. David Booth and Jennifer Rowsell offer an overview of the most successful strategies for creating a support network that will nurture and build a powerful reading environment. They help administrators: introduce and support cooperative approaches to literacy that involve coaches and mentoring teams; understand exemplary reading and writing programs and school-wide strategies for promoting literacy growth among students; demonstrate a commitment to literacy among teachers, parents, students, and the community; appreciate the many forms of assessment and evaluation including intervention programs for improving student performance. Rooted in the latest research and real-world experience, this new edition provides tried-and-true frameworks that principals can use in their quest to create schools where literacy thrives.
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The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-2

A Guide to Teaching

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028781

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 7099

A combination assessment tool and guide for teaching identifies the literacy goals appropriate to pre-K through grade two and offers tools to help analyze students' strengths and identify areas needing teaching support.
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The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades PreK-8

A Guide to Teaching

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028804

Category: Education

Page: 404

View: 3728

A combination assessment tool and guide for teaching identifies the literacy goals appropriate to grades PreK-eight and offers tools to help analyze students' strengths and identify areas needing teaching support.
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The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8

A Guide to Teaching

Author: Gay Su Pinnell,Irene C. Fountas

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325028798

Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 7890

A combination assessment tool and guide for teaching identifies the literacy goals appropriate to grades three-eight and offers tools to help analyze students' strengths and identify areas needing teaching support.
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Synchronizing Success

A Practical Guide to Creating a Comprehensive Literacy System

Author: Maren Koepf,Timothy V. Rasinski

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107436

Category: Education

Page: 174

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"The book shows how school leaders can create a comprehensive literacy system throughout schools and across districts by aligning change components with a vision for literacy education. Enriched with tools, tips, and planning guides for incrementally managing positive change, Synchronizing Success provides literacy specialists, principals, and staff developers the resources and action steps necessary for designing an integrated literacy system tailor fit to their school setting."--BOOK JACKET.
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Leveled Books (K-8)

Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching

Author: Irene C. Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Fountas & Pinnell take you through every aspect of leveled books from how to select and use them for different instructional purposes to prototype descriptions for fiction and nonfiction books at each level.
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Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation

Author: Francine P. Peterman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113561363X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation presents an argument for, and invites, critical examination of teacher preparation and assessment practices--in light of both the complexity and demands of urban settings and the theories of learning and learning to teach that guide teacher education practices. This dynamic approach distinguishes the authors' stance on urban teacher assessment as one that can help address social justice issues related to gender, race, socioeconomic class, and other differences, and at the same time promote the professional development of all educators engaged in the process of learning to teach. The contextually bound, sociocultural stance that informs this book promises greater teacher and student achievement. Culminating six years of vital dialogue and focused, local activity among teachers and teacher educators from institutions in the Urban Network to Improve Teacher Education, Designing Performance Assessment Systems for Urban Teacher Preparation presents: *the historical context that was examined for this work, a theoretical framework to undergrad teacher preparation assessment, and design principles to guide the development of assessment systems; *four case studies of participants' struggles and successes in designing and implementing these systems; and *a discussion of the importance of context and current trends in assessment practices in urban teaching. This volume is particularly relevant for university and school-based teacher educators who help prepare teachers to work in urban schools, and for personnel in state departments of education and other agencies who are responsible for certification and beginning teacher support. While the focus is on preparing teachers for urban settings, the theoretical and practical foundations and the case studies have broad implications and provide useful insights for anyone involved in developing and using performance assessment systems--teacher educators, university and school administrators, classroom teachers, and educational researchers.
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Guided Reading

Responsive Teaching Across the Grades

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325086842

Category: Education

Page: 630

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Much has been written on the topic of guided reading over the last twenty years, but no other leaders in literacy education have championed the topic with such depth and breadth as Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. In the highly anticipated second edition of Guided Reading, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of guided reading's critical value within a comprehensive literacy system, and the reflective, responsive teaching required to realize its full potential. Now with Guided Reading, Second Edition, (re)discover the essential elements of guided reading through: a wider and more comprehensive look at its place within a coherent literacy system a refined and deeper understanding of its complexity an examination of the steps in implementation-from observing and assessing literacy behaviors, to grouping in a thoughtful and dynamic way, to analyzing texts, to teaching the lesson the teaching for systems of strategic actions a rich text base that can support and extend student learning the re-emerging role of shared reading as a way to lead guided and independent reading forward the development of managed independent learning across the grades an in-depth exploration of responsive teaching the role of facilitative language in supporting change over time in students' processing systems the identification of high-priority shifts in learning to focus on at each text level the creation of a learning environment within which literacy and language can flourish. Through guided reading, students learn how to engage in every facet of the reading process and apply their reading power to all literacy contexts. Also check out our new on-demand mini-course: Introducing Texts Effectively in Guided Reading Lessons
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Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading

Preparing Teachers for a Changing World

Author: Catherine Snow,Peg Griffin,M. Susan Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787996335

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9338

Provides information on effective teaching of language and literacy skills.
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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum

A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching Prek-8

Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325060781

Category: Education

Page: 704

View: 6260

Take advantage of our pre-publication price and order now! What can change the landscape of literacy education in every classroom? The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition! The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition is the newest edition of the beloved Continuum of Literacy Learning resource by best-selling literacy authors and educators, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what the continuum does - provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read and understand the text. More in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever-The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition enables teachers to construct a common vision for student achievement that effectively and efficiently engages all students in the robust, authentic and meaningful literacy learning every child deserves. The Literacy Continuum provides a way to look for specific evidence of learning from prekindergarten through grade eight, and across eight instructional contexts. Each instructional context contributes substantially, in different but complementary ways, to students' development of the literacy process. With this indispensable literacy tool, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of The Literacy Continuum's critical role in transforming literacy teaching and learning. (Re)Discover The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition to: elevate your language and literacy expertise develop an understanding of the demands of texts on readers build your understanding of the reading and writing process and how it changes over time hone your observation of students' literacy behaviors teach toward student integration of the Systems of Strategic Actions articulate the literacy curriculum within and across grade levels activate the responsive teaching that meets students where they are and brings them forward with intention and precision build professional learning opportunities with colleagues create a common vision and common language for literacy in your school. Look for these new enhancements inside: Streamlined organization and navigation Expanded behaviors and examples across the continua First appearance of a behavior or goal or text characteristic is indicated by a red square (Behaviors are acquired and then elaborated over time) Clear organization of and explicit links to the Systems of Strategic Actions Four-color design for clarity and focus Also check out our new on-demand mini-course: Thinking and Talking About Books Across the Day.
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A Teacher's Guide to Change

Understanding, Navigating, and Leading the Process

Author: Jan Stivers,Sharon F. Cramer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412964470

Category: Education

Page: 154

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This professional development resource provides a step-by-step approach that engages K–12 teachers in learning to prepare for change, which enhances their career satisfaction and professional effectiveness.
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Assessment in Science

A Guide to Professional Development and Classroom Practice

Author: D.P. Shepardson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401008027

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Assessment in Science combines professional development and classroom practice in a single volume. The pragmatic nature of the book makes it a valuable resource for administrators and staff developers interested in designing professional development programs, and for science teachers looking for techniques and examples of classroom-based assessments. Unique features of Assessment in Science include: 1) practical strategies and tools for implementing successful professional development programs in science assessment, 2) teacher stories and case studies about classroom-based assessment practice and how these teachers changed their assessment practice, 3) examples of classroom-based assessments and scoring guides, 4) samples of student work with teacher commentary, and 5) examples of how the national reform documents in science education served as tools in professional development programs and in designing classroom-based assessments. Assessment in Science expands the existing literature on science assessment by sharing a model for professional development, and examples of teacher-developed assessments with accompanying student work and teacher commentary. Chapters written by science teachers tell how they assess students and how they have changed their assessment practice, as well as how changing assessment practice has resulted in a change in their science instruction. Assessment in Science is targeted at practising professionals in science education: administrators, staff developers, science teachers, and university science educators. Assessment in Science has applicability to graduate-level courses in science education and in-service courses for science teachers. The teacher chapters are also appropriate for use in undergraduate science methods courses to illustrate classroom-based assessments.
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From Staff Room to Classroom

A Guide for Planning and Coaching Professional Development

Author: Robin J. Fogarty,Brian Pete

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412926041

Category: Education

Page: 163

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This valuable guide offers a wealth of strategies for designing, presenting, and facilitating professional development with follow-up coaching that meets the unique needs of adult learners.
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Early Childhood Education

A Practical Guide to Evidence-Based, Multi-Tiered Service Delivery

Author: Gina Coffee,Corey E. Ray-Subramanian,G. Thomas Schanding, Jr.,Kelly A. Feeney-Kettler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113645893X

Category: Education

Page: 136

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In the past several years, models of multi-tiered service delivery have emerged as a framework for supporting the needs of school-aged children in schools across the country and have received much attention in scholarly publications of education and related fields. Despite the needs of young children and the promise of early intervention, however, models of multi-tiered service delivery are only in the beginning stages of development in early childhood education settings such as preschools. This text provides early-childhood professionals with an introduction to tiered service delivery and practical considerations in the implementation of a multi-tier system of supports with particular emphasis on early childhood law and ethics, assessment and intervention, developmental disabilities, and family engagement.
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Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Workâ„¢, Leader's Guide

Author: Timothy D. Kanold

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936765497

Category: Education

Page: 96

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This leader companion to the grade-level teacher guides illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it. Comprehensive research-affirmed analysis tools and strategies will help collaborative teams develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.
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Student Success in Community Colleges

A Practical Guide to Developmental Education

Author: Deborah J. Boroch,Laura Hope,Bruce M. Smith,Robert S. Gabriner,Pamela M. Mery,Robert M. Johnstone,Rose Asera

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470606614

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Student Success in Community Colleges As more and more underprepared students enroll in college, basic skills education is an increasing concern for all higher education institutions. Student Success in Community Colleges offers education leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff an essential resource for helping these students succeed and advance in college. By applying the book's self-assessment instrument, colleges can pinpoint how their current activities align with the most effective proven practices. Once the gaps are identified, community college leaders can determine the best strategic direction for improvement. Drawing on a broad knowledge base and illustrative examples from the most current literature, the authors cover organizational, administrative, and instructional practices; program components; student support services and strategies; and professional learning and development. Designed to help engage community college leadership and practitioners in addressing the practices, structures, and obstacles that enhance or impede the success of basic skills students, the book's strategies can be tailored to various institutional levels, showing how to unite faculty, staff, and administrators in a cooperative effort to effect institutional change. Finally, Student Success in Community Colleges reveals how investing in a comprehensive basic skills infrastructure can be a financially sustainable model for the institution as well as substantially beneficial to students and society. "This is a most unusual and valuable book; it is packed with careful analysis and practical suggestions for improving basic skills programs in community colleges. Compiled by a team of practicing professionals in teaching, administration, and research, it is knowledgeable about what has been done and imaginative and practical about what can be done to improve the access and success of community college students."—K. Patricia Cross, professor of higher education, emerita, University of California, Berkeley "For its first hundred years the community college was committed primarily to access; in its second hundred years the commitment has changed dramatically to success. This book provides the best road map to date on how community colleges can reach that goal."—Terry O'Banion, president emeritus, League for Innovation, and director, Community College Leadership Program, Walden University "This guide is the most comprehensive source of information about all facets of basic skills or developmental education. It will be invaluable not just to community college educators across the nation, but also to those in high schools and four-year colleges who share similar problems."—W. Norton Grubb, David Gardner Chair in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley
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