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Teaching Literacy In Fourth Grade

Author : Denise Johnson
ISBN : 9781462514823
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Fourth grade is a momentous year for literacy learning. Having left the primary grades behind, students must grapple with more demanding texts and content material--and effective, motivating instruction can help them succeed. This book helps teachers vanquish the dreaded "fourth-grade slump" by creating an energized and organized learning environment in which all students can improve their reading and writing strategies. Taking readers into the classroom of an exemplary fourth-grade teacher, the book includes useful assessment tools, differentiation techniques, mini lessons, unit plans, reproducibles, and examples of student work. Special attention is given to meeting the challenges of high-stakes testing without sacrificing instructional quality.

Reading To Learn

Author : Richard L. Allington
ISBN : 1572307625
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Fourth-graders around the country face new, high-stakes standardized tests, drawing increased attention to the need for effective literacy instruction in the upper-elementary grades. This essential book goes beyond political catch-phrases to examine what actually works in the fourth-grade classroom. After reviewing current research on upper-elementary reading instruction, the book takes readers directly into the classrooms of six highly successful teachers. Like the previously published Learning to Read, which focused on the first grade, Reading to Learn offers a rare view of the techniques and strategies good teachers use to engage students, help them develop as thoughtful readers and writers, and bolster self-directed learning and literate conversation. Bringing to life the complexities of day-to-day work with diverse students, the book provides inspiration and practical ideas for any teacher in the upper-elementary grades.

Fourth Grade Readers

Author : Martha Heller-Winokur
ISBN : 0325021260
Genre : Education
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As a literacy consultant, I carry the best of my thinking and practices to teachers around the country, and, just as important, I carry the best of my tried and true books - the ones from which I continue to learn. After reading this extremely smart book, I will add it to my stack, have it under my arm as one of my essential texts. - Isoke Titilayo Nia Founder of All Write Literacy Consultants, Brooklyn, New York In fourth grade, the stakes for your readers go up. Their learning shifts from skills to content. They encounter chapter books regularly. Text books become a staple of the classroom. And standardized testing rears its head for the first time. Expectations skyrocket for children and they're just as high for you. Fortunately, Fourth Grade Readers gives you units of study that meet the challenge. The four units of study in Fourth Grade Readers help your students make the transition to critical reading. With Martha Heller-Winokur and Marcia Uretsky's lessons you'll help students internalize how to: engage with texts by reading strategically througha unit on using reading tools respond to texts by applying reading strategies through a unit on discussion skills understand and respond to nonfiction by utilizing reading strategies through a unit on biography recognize an author's intent and craft through an author-study unit. Fourth Grade Readers goes even further. Its advice on assessment and differentiation supports classroomwide success. It shows you how to design your own units to meet your classroom's specific demands. And it provides all the helpful planning materials, conferring forms, and booklists you'll need to get started. Fourth grade is a year of challenges for readers and their teachers. But you're ready. Let Fourth Grade Readers be your indispensable partner as you help your students meet and exceed expectations.

Teaching Literacy In Third Grade

Author : Janice F. Almasi
ISBN : 9781462514564
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The third-grade classroom is a beehive of activity, in which young readers transition between emergent and more advanced levels of literacy. This expertly written guide brings to life the rewards and challenges of teaching third graders and helps teachers differentiate instruction for diverse learners. Vividly portraying a week in a highly motivating classroom, the authors present easy-to-use ideas and activities for building fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and more. Illustrations, reproducibles, grade-specific resources, and planning tips will make this handy book a boon to third-grade teachers every day of the year.

Literacy In The Middle Grades

Author : Gail E. Tompkins
ISBN : 0132348497
Genre : Education
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Written with teachers in grades 4 through 8 in mind, Literacy in the Middle Grades has been crafted to answer the questions of teachers working with young adolescents. By addressing the realities of teaching in the middle grades — the changing needs of adolescents; the increasing diversity in the classroom; the constantly changing technology available to teachers; the newest federal, state, and curricular demands — this thoroughly applied new edition situates literacy instruction in the contemporary classroom to help new and experienced teachers help young adolescents develop strong literacy skills.

The Reading Minilessons Book Grade 4

Author : Irene Fountas
ISBN : 0325098654
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As a teacher of literacy, you transform the lives of the children in your classroom. The Reading Minilessons Book offers short, concise, purposeful lessons with a practical application in a specific area of literacy. Each minilesson engages children in inquiry that leads to the discovery and understanding of a general principle. Growing out of the interactive read-aloud experience and linked to independent reading, teachers use many of these texts as examples from which they generalise the understanding. Each of the four types of reading minilessons (management, literary analysis, strategies and skills, and writing about reading) in The Reading Minilesssons Book is organised into broad categories, or "umbrellas." An umbrella helps children develop a deeper understanding of concepts and their application. As lessons build on each other, teachers will often make an anchor chart, or visual representation, that can be referenced again and again as children encounter new texts and/or minilessons. The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom(tm) Reading Minilessons Book, Grade 4 contains 225 reading minilessons.

Kod Ly In The Fourth Grade Classroom

Author : Micheal Houlahan
ISBN : 9780190235819
Genre : Music
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Since the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály's child-developmental philosophy for teaching music has had significant positive impact on music education around the world, and is now at the core of music teaching in the United States and other English speaking countries. The Kodály Today handbook series is the first comprehensive system to update and apply the Kodály concepts to teaching music in elementary school classrooms. Kodály in the Fourth Grade Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children's performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner. Through six years of field-testing with music teachers in the United States, Great Britain, and Hungary (the home country of Zoltán Kodály), authors Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka have developed a methodology specifically for 21st century classrooms. Houlahan and Tacka use the latest research findings in cognition and perception to create a system not only appropriate for the developmental stages of fourth graders but also one which integrates vertically between elementary music classes. The methods outlined in this volume encourage greater musical ability and creativity in children by teaching them to sing, move, play instruments, and develop music literacy skills. In addition, Kodály in the Fourth Grade Classroom promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills. Although the book uses the Kodály philosophy, its methodology has also been tested by teachers certified in Orff and Dalcroze, and has proven an essential guide for teachers no matter what their personal philosophy and specific training might be. Over 100 children's books are incorporated into Kodály in the Fourth Grade Classroom, as well as 35 detailed lesson plans that demonstrate how music and literacy curriculum goals are transformed into tangible musical objectives. Scholarly yet practical and accessible, this volume is sure to be an essential guide for elementary music teachers everywhere.

Teaching Literacy In The Visible Learning Classroom Grades K 5

Author : Douglas Fisher
ISBN : 9781506378527
Genre : Education
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Teach with optimum impact to foster deeper expressions of literacy Whether through direct instruction, guided instruction, peer-led and independent learning—every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design. In this companion to Visible Learning for Literacy, Fisher, Frey, and Hattie show you how to use learning intentions, success criteria, formative assessment and feedback to achieve profound instructional clarity. Chapter by chapter, this acclaimed author team helps put a range of learning strategies into practice, depending upon whether your K–5 students are ready for surface, deep, or transfer levels of understanding.

Teaching Literacy In Fifth Grade

Author : Susan I. McMahon
ISBN : 9781462514960
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For students, fifth grade is a time of increasing independence and responsibility. Yet fifth-graders vary widely in their reading and writing abilities--and they are still young enough to require considerable teacher support. Depicting an exemplary teacher in action, this indispensable book presents innovative, practical strategies for creating an organized, motivating, and literacy-rich fifth-grade classroom. The authors show how to assess student needs and implement standards-based instruction that targets comprehension, vocabulary, writing, genre study, and other crucial areas. Grounded in current best practices, the book includes helpful planning tips, illustrations, and reproducibles.

Revisiting The Reading Workshop

Author : Barbara Orehovec
ISBN : 0439444047
Genre : Education
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The A to Z on how to organize, plan, teach, and assess reading workshops.

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