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Use this book to get timely and authoritative advice on how to incorporate close reading into middle and high school instruction. Emphasizing close reading's role in developing the thinking, speaking, and writing skills necessary for college and career readiness, the authors show you how to
Real-life scenarios and lots of tools and templates ensure the strategies and guidelines from the book are immediately actionable in your classroom—regardless of the linguistic, cultural, or academic background of your students.
(ASCD book, 2015) 7 7/8" x 9 7/8", 240 pages
This Quick-Start Guide provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level.
Meet the challenge of the new definition of literacy based on the Common Coe State Standards by integrating literacy learning into all content areas. This DVD takes you and your colleagues to two sites where educators integrate complex thinking and communication skills throughout subject area instruction and raise the bar for student achievement.
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
Media Literacy in Every Classroom introduces the process of media literacy and powerful ways to use it in virtually any K–12 classroom. Written by two longtime leaders in media literacy education, this quick reference guide addresses recent concerns about the effects of media on democracy, public policy, and culture by outlining an inquiry-based approach that teaches students how to think without telling them what to think.