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This book is about shining the light of possibility on underachieving students and taking action to ensure they receive the best instruction we have to offer. How to Reach the Hard to Teach presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who are struggling in school. Combining elements of the SIOP® model and the FIT Teaching® approach, authors Jana Echevarría, Nancy Frey, and Douglas Fisher distill what we know about excellent instruction into five guiding principles:
You’ll learn specific practices and see how real-life teachers are employing these in their classrooms to ensure all students have the opportunity and the means to learn.
(ASCD book, 2016) 6" x 9", 178 pages
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.