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Download and read online Social Studies Selections in PDF and EPUB These engaging social studies selections include fascinating facts about different cultures and events. Students will enjoy reading the informational texts about gargoyles, the miniature town of Madurodam, the Titanic, the first nonstop flight around the world, and more. The controlled vocabulary averages two readability levels below content to ensure understanding and promote confidence. Each selection includes follow-up questions to reinforce key comprehension skills and an answer key for easy assessment.
Download and read online Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students in PDF and EPUB This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment. Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book. This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.
Download and read online Envisioning Knowledge in PDF and EPUB This book by Judith Langer—internationally known scholar in literacy learning—examines how people gain knowledge and become academically literate in the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history. Based on extensive research, it offers a new framework for conceptualizing knowledge development (rather than information collection), and explores how one becomes literate in ways that mark "knowing" in a field. Langer identifies key principles for practice and demonstrates how the framework and the principles together can undergird highly successful instruction across the curriculum. With many examples from middle and high schools, this resource will help educators to plan and implement engaging, exciting, and academically successful programs.
Download and read online Teaching Reading in Social Studies Science and Math in PDF and EPUB Provides teaching strategies and lessons for helping students with content area reading.
Download and read online Twenty Terrific Mini plays that Build Reading Skills in PDF and EPUB Build fluency and foster reading skills with these fast and fun read-aloud plays on favorite topics you teach. Topics include the 50 States, the Underground Railroad, Thanksgiving, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nellie Bly, tornado chasers, space, and more. Each play comes with background information, a discussion question, writing prompt, book and Internet links, and a fun, cross-curricular activity. For use with Grades 2-4.
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Download and read online Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy Grades 2 4 in PDF and EPUB Help all learners transition successfully from beginning to intermediate literacy levels with these classroom-tested instructional strategies and specialized assessment tools for word study, reading, and writing.
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Download and read online Digging Deeper in PDF and EPUB Experts in social studies education and gifted education share teacher?tested strategies for differentiating social studies in K?12 classrooms. Chapter authors showcase best?practice and research?based lessons and activities that enrich and expand social studies instruction while building K?12 students’ critical and creative thinking. Each chapter contains two or more teacher?tested lessons or activities linking social studies content and concepts to the standards and recommendations of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). This edited volume is targeted toward K?12 teachers and administrators, gifted education coordinators and consultants, parents of gifted children, social studies methods instructors, and central office administrators. Each chapter contains activities that can be adapted and replicated in teachers’ classrooms. Chapters focus on significant social studies topics such as civic education, historical thinking, drama, and teaching with primary sources. Each topic is approached in ways that meet the needs of gifted education students. Through its emphasis on critical thinking, inquiry?based instruction, and higher order thinking skills, activities and lessons in the book challenge K?12 educators to raise the bar for classroom instruction in ways that improve opportunities of learning for all students.
Download and read online Building an ESL Collection for Young Adults in PDF and EPUB A one-stop annotated bibliography of more than 500 recommended titles for young adults