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Time pressures, standards-driven curricula, and rising populations of students who are struggling with English can make it hard to include discussions in your teaching, yet there are more good reasons than ever to use academic discourse to promote learning. Read this book to find out why and how discussion-based lessons help students—especially English language learners—to process and remember information, develop higher-order thinking, and advance their literacy skills.
The authors introduce you to a four-component framework for discussion-based lessons and present strategies and guidelines on such issues as
(ASCD book, 2008) 6" x 9", 168 pages. Also available as an e-book!
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.