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Effective literacy instruction lies at the intersection of theory and practice. But how does one combine these principles to design and implement effective reading and writing lessons that are accessible, engaging, and practical?
Improving Reading is perhaps the most comprehensive, useful reading resource available. It is full of ideas for professionals who work with whole classes, individual students, or groups of students. The eight chapters correlate with the main components of a comprehensive reading curriculum and the Common Core. Sections within each chapter provide teaching interventions, strategies, activities, and resources to help students overcome specific reading problems or to achieve the Common Core standards.
Basic Reading Inventory provided valuable information that other district and state tests did not. Thank you for making this test available to our students!”
Dr. Linda J. Button, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
"I use Jerry Johns’ Basic Reading Inventory because I can assess any K-12 student with the many assessments provided. It’s all contained in one book!" Dr. Jacque Hale, Assistant Principal, Pueblo Elementary School, Scottsdale, AZ
Content Area Learning: Bridges to Disciplinary Literacy is a practical and useful book for a wide range of professionals in middle and high schools, including content area teachers and those working with student in literacy intervention support courses. Ideal for school, district, and other types of professional development programs, it will also be a helpful supplement in undergraduate and graduate reading and language arts classes.
NEW to the fourth edition of Content Area Learning:
This book broadens the scope of teaching and assessment strategies critical for addressing a wide range of abilities of children in Pre-K to Grade 3. This edition provides teachers with research-based, practical teaching and assessment strategies to support the reading development of all children in their classrooms. The book has a Question & Answer approach. Chapters 1-7 begin with a series of questions a in-service or pre-service teacher might ask.
Each of the 44+ research-based strategies in this book is presented step-by-step with the description, teaching goals, procedures, and student reproducibles. A quick reference guide helps educators find the specific are they wish to target, and then notes when, why, and how to use that strategy in their classroom.
This book is ideal for professional development in schools, districts, and other programs focused on reading in the elementary grades. Each book contains a CD with over 120 repoducible pages for classroom use, as well as bonus items.
Visualization has not been a common word in most classroom reading programs. In recent years, however, the impact of visualization on student comprehension has gained greater awareness among reading educators. This compact, easy-to-use book helps teachers understand visualization and how to apply the strategies in their classrooms.
Includes 57 lessons arranged within 13 goals, assessments for the goals, and rubrics to score the assessments. Also contains links to literature questions and cues to use with students.
Improving Writing: Resources, Strategies, and Assessments, by well-known and trusted authors Susan Davis Lenski and Jerry L. Johns, provides teachers with all the background they need to help students improve their writing skills.
A variety of strategies, assessment ideas, and resources will meet diverse student needs. A quick reference guide helps educators choose a goal and identify possible strategies to teach. Each goal gives background information, multiple instructional strategies and resources.