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If you believe it's important to give students the opportunity to read a wide variety of texts for different purposes and along a spectrum of difficulty and length, then that means you will occasionally engage them in complex text. Fortunately, here's the ultimate guide to help you
Kathy Glass offers a wealth of proven strategies for designing lessons that incorporate a close examination of text and encourage students to delve deeply into content. Includes strategies for prereading, text-dependent questions, vocabulary, and assessment.
(ASCD book, 2015) 7 7/8" x 9 7/8", 194 pages
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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.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.