Diy Literacy

Diy Literacy Author Kate Roberts
ISBN-10 0325078165
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 144
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"We have never seen teachers work harder than we do now. These tools inspire kids to work as hard as we are." -Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts What's DIY Literacy? It's making your own visual teaching tools instead of buying them. It's using your teaching smarts to get the most from those tools. And it's helping kids think strategically so they can be DIY learners. "Teaching tools create an impact on students' learning," write Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts. "They help students hold onto our teaching and become changed by the work in the classroom." Of course, you and your students need the right tools for the job, so first Kate and Maggie share four simple, visual tools that you can make. Then they show how to maximize your instructional know-how with suggestions for using the tools to: make your reading and writing strategies stick motivate students to reach for their next learning goal differentiate instruction simply and quickly. Kate and Maggie are like a friendly, handy neighbor. They offer experience-honed advice for using the four tools for assessment, small-group instruction, conferring, setting learning goals, and, most important, helping students learn to apply strategies and make progress without prompting from you. In other words, to do it themselves. "It is our greatest hope," write Kate and Maggie, "that the tools we offer here will help your students to work hard, to hold onto what they know, and to see themselves in the curriculum you teach." Try DIY Literacy and help your readers and writers take learning into their own hands.



DIY Media

DIY Media Author Michele Knobel
ISBN-10 1433106353
Release 2010
Pages 266
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Schools remain notorious for co-opting digital technologies to «business as usual» approaches to teaching new literacies. DIY Media addresses this issue head-on, and describes expansive and creative practices of digital literacy that are increasingly influential and popular in contexts beyond the school, and whose educational potential is not yet being tapped to any significant degree in classrooms. This book is very much concerned with engaging students in do-it-yourself digitally mediated meaning-making practices. As such, it is organized around three broad areas of digital media: moving media, still media, and audio media. Specific DIY media practices addressed in the chapters include machinima, anime music videos, digital photography, podcasting, and music remixing. Each chapter opens with an overview of a specific DIY media practice, includes a practical how-to tutorial section, and closes with suggested applications for classroom settings. This collection will appeal not only to educators, but to anyone invested in better understanding – and perhaps participating in – the significant shift towards everyday people producing their own digital media.



The Writing Strategies Book

The Writing Strategies Book Author Jennifer Serravallo
ISBN-10 032507822X
Release 2017-02-16
Pages 424
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Special pre-publication price! Buy before February 15, 2017 and save! (The price you see on this page includes the prepublication discount. The school/web price will rise to $38.00 on February 16, 2017.) Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book has helped hundreds of thousands of teachers and their readers. Now she's doing the same for writing. The Writing Strategies Book provides 300 strategies that support 10 crucial instructional goals. Whether you teach with writing workshop, 6+1 Traits, or by any other means, you'll discover a wealth of ideas for strategies to share with students for whole-group, small-group, or one-to-one instruction.



Falling in Love with Close Reading

Falling in Love with Close Reading Author Christopher Lehman
ISBN-10 0325050848
Release 2013
Pages 152
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Provides strategies for close reading narratives, informational texts, and arguments using a three-step close-reading ritual.



Making is Connecting

Making is Connecting Author David Gauntlett
ISBN-10 9780745637754
Release 2013-04-29
Pages 296
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In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that, through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to make connections. During the previous century, the production of culture became dominated by professional elite producers. But today, a vast array of people are making and sharing their own ideas, videos and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real-world crafts, art projects and hands-on experiences. Gauntlett argues that we are seeing a shift from a ‘sit-back-and-be-told culture' to a ‘making-and-doing culture'. People are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy and economics, he shows how this shift is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies.



The Big Book of Details

The Big Book of Details Author Rozlyn Linder
ISBN-10 0325077665
Release 2016-02-25
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The Big Book of Details has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Big Book of Details also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Big Book of Details book for free.



Passing the Literacy Skills Test

Passing the Literacy Skills Test Author Jim Johnson
ISBN-10 9781844454167
Release 2008-09-17
Pages 96
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All trainee teachers hoping to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) need to pass a computerised literacy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they all have a sound grasp of fundamental literacy skills such as spelling, punctuation and grammar and can apply these in their role as a teacher. This book outlines the test requirements and explains the essential basic subject knowledge. This edition also includes a glossary, suggestions for further reading and ‘hints’ boxes. Over 100 practice questions and answers enable trainees to prepare to complete their test confidently and successfully.



The Construction Zone

The Construction Zone Author Terry Thompson
ISBN-10 9781571108692
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 200
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Instructional scaffolding is an essential part of teaching literacy. But what is scaffolding exactly? What does it look like in a classroom, and how can we improve the ways we use it? Despite its prominence in the repertoire of teaching strategies, scaffolding remains a vague concept for many teachers. In essence, scaffolding is the idea of supporting students as they build independence. In The Construction Zone, Terry Thompson identifies four critical processes to deepen your understanding and improve your practice of instructional scaffolding: · Finding and maintaining a specific focus · Practicing flexibility in planning and delivering instruction · Giving constructive feedback in response to student efforts · Monitoring to ensure that, in every moment, students are working at optimal levels of responsibility Thompson encourages teachers to enhance their use of the traditional gradual release process through five actionable steps: show, share, support, sustain, and survey, and in doing so provides procedures and techniques to help them establish and maintain strong scaffolds throughout the instructional day. The Construction Zone is written from the teacher's perspective and urges educators to fully embrace their role in the scaffolding process while staying mindful of the effect it has on students. Taking a student from dependence upon the teacher to independent learning is what teaching is all about, and instructional scaffolding is key to accomplishing this goal. Regardless of where you are in your understanding of instructional scaffolding, TheConstruction Zone will raise your level of awareness around your instructional practices and the ways you scaffold students to independence.



The Secret of Literacy

The Secret of Literacy Author David Didau
ISBN-10 9781781351826
Release 2014-01-31
Pages 200
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Literacy? That's someone else's job, isn't it? This is a book for all teachers on how to make explicit to students those things we can do implicitly. In the Teachers' Standards it states that all teachers must demonstrate an understanding of, and take responsibility for, promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy, and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher's specialist subject. In The Secret of Literacy, David Didau inspires teachers to embrace the challenge of improving students' life chances through improving their literacy.



Don t Call it Literacy

Don t Call it Literacy Author Geoff Barton
ISBN-10 9780415536028
Release 2013
Pages 184
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"Every teacher in English is a teacher of English," said George Sampson, one of the early school inspectors, back in 1921. It’s never been truer, or more relevant. Literacy has a major impact on young people’s life-chances and it is every teacher’s responsibility to help build their communication, reading and writing skills. However, this book isn’t just about literacy; it’s also about what great teachers do in their classrooms, about applying knowledge consistently across classrooms, in order to help pupils to become more confident in their subjects. This book shows every teacher – whatever your subject – the simple steps which could transform your students into better speakers, listeners, readers and writers. Harnessing a range of straightforward, but powerful techniques, it shows you how to help each student in your subject to improve their spelling, to use the key vocabulary of your subject more accurately and to speak, read and write with confidence like a historian, scientist, designer or mathematician. The book is structured into clear sections which are then divided into short, easy-to-absorb units on the classroom implications of what we know about literacy. Don’t Call it Literacy!also includes: language commentaries which exemplify points made by the author; talking points at the end of each unit for self-assessment; a glossary for non-specialists; subject specific vocabulary for building students’ word power; tutor time spellings lists; a reading list on teaching, language, literacy and education. Written by a leading authority in the field, this book will help both trainee and practising secondary school teachers to turn their classroom into literacy-friendly environments, increasing the motivation and achievement of their students.



Who s Doing the Work

Who s Doing the Work Author Jan Miller Burkins
ISBN-10 9781625310750
Release 2016-04-28
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In their follow-up to Reading Wellness, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris explore how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. Who's Doing the Work? suggests ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning. Educators everywhere are concerned about students whose reading development inexplicably plateaus, as well as those who face challenging texts without applying the strategies they've been taught. When such problems arise, our instinct is to do more. But when we summarize text before reading or guide students when they encounter difficult words, are we leading them to depend on our support? If we want students to use strategies independently, Jan and Kim believe that we must question the ways our scaffolding is getting in the way. Next generation reading instruction is responsive to students' needs, and it develops readers who can integrate reading strategies without prompting from instructors. In Who's Doing The Work?, Jan and Kim examine how instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading look in classrooms where students do more of the work. Classroom snapshots at the end of each chapter help translate the ideas in the book into practice. Who's Doing the Work? offers a vision for adjusting reading instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers.



Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms Emerging Research and Opportunities

Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms  Emerging Research and Opportunities Author Brown, Sally Ann
ISBN-10 9781522532132
Release 2017-08-11
Pages 181
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Children of today are growing up in technology-rich environments and spend countless hours engaged with digital tools. It is essential that educators take advantage of children’s technological skills once they enter the classroom. Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference work featuring the latest scholarly research on the benefits of technology integration into classrooms to enhance learning experiences. Including coverage on a number of topics and perspectives such as multimodal literacy, cloud-based writing, and social semiotics, this publication is ideally designed for educators, media specialists, instructional technology coaches, literacy coaches, and academics seeking current research on classroom literacy practices.



Digital Literacy For Dummies

Digital Literacy For Dummies Author Faithe Wempen
ISBN-10 9781118962879
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 456
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Develop and implement essential computer technology—with confidence Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications for school and the workplace, computer security and privacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so much more. Walks you through the basics of developing essential computer technology skills Shows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required to succeed in education, at home, and in the workforce Explains how the use of smartphones and digital cameras contribute to digital literacy With the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emerging countries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasing exponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn new skills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-follow explanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone to harness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or at work.



D I Y Design It Yourself

D I Y   Design It Yourself Author Ellen Lupton
ISBN-10 1568985525
Release 2006-01-19
Pages 195
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Instruction for designing blogs, books, business cards, CD and DVD packaging, embroidery, envelopes, flyers, gifts, housewares, invitations, logos, newsletters, note cards, photo albums, presentations, press kits, stationery, stickers, t-shirts, totes, wall graphics, web sites, and zines.



Mindsets and Moves

Mindsets and Moves Author Gravity Goldberg
ISBN-10 9781506325057
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 240
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Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge. The way forward Gravity says lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students. Easily replicable in any setting, any time, her 4 M framework ultimately lightens your load because it allows students to monitor and direct their reading lives. Miner: Uncovering Students’ Reading Processes (Focus: Assessment) Mirror: Giving Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset (Focus: Feedback) Model: Showing Readers What We Do (Focus: Demonstration) Mentor: Guiding Students to Try New Ways of Reading (Focus: Guided Practice and Coaching)



Observing Primary Literacy

Observing Primary Literacy Author Margaret Perkins
ISBN-10 9780857021595
Release 2012-02-22
Pages 216
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Observing children is a fundamental aspect of learning to teach and a vital component of primary English teaching. Observing Primary Literacy focuses on observing children and teachers in elementary classrooms. Its purpose is to enable students to make sense of what they observe in classrooms. This book aims to help make explicit the reasons for the professional decisions teachers make before and during lessons, as well as encouraging critical and reflective thought on key aspects of primary English. Using a detailed examination of real-life case studies, Margaret Perkins provides a framework for understanding the literacy learning processes of elementary-age children and how this can inform good teaching practice. She demonstrates to readers how to re-focus on children's learning and develop a critically informed approach to literacy in the modern classroom.



The Reading Intervention Toolkit

The Reading Intervention Toolkit Author Robb, Laura
ISBN-10 9781618139238
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 274
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In this must-read book, Laura Robb uses what she's learned from her vast teaching experience to provide the research-based tools needed to improve students' reading comprehension. This practical resource offers classroom-tested interventions to use with struggling readers provided in 5-, 10 to 15-, and 30 to 40-minute settings. It provides support for everything from assessment to management and implementation, to support students' comprehension of both literary and informational text. This book also demonstrates how teachers can learn about students’ reading needs through their writing about reading and offers practical suggestions for differentiating reading instruction to reach the needs of all readers. The Reading Intervention Toolkit offers student work examples, prompts and sample think-alouds, fiction and nonfiction text passages, data collection/observation forms, and scaffolds to use with each intervention.