Empowering Students To Write And Re Write

Autor: Warren Combs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317924312
File Size: 43,60 MB
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Give your students the confidence to continuously improve their writing. In Empowering Students to Write and Re-write: Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers, author and educator Warren Combs provides teachers with detailed strategies and lesson plans, along with real student writing samples. Review true-to-life scripts for conversations between teachers and students, and use or create student-friendly response and final evaluation forms. Also, learn a simple system for setting student expectations to help them reach curriculum standards. Combs describes effective routines of formative self-assessment, and shows teachers how to form a professional learning team with their colleagues using the 6-session professional learning guide. Teachers will help their students: Self-assess their progress with accuracy Revise partial and whole drafts Kindle their innate writing abilities Cultivate a mindset for revision “This book is written in a teacher-friendly mannger and has practical strategies for the teaching of revision.” --Cindi Rigsbee NC Teacher of the Year

Constructed Responses For Learning

Autor: Warren Combs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317395816
File Size: 31,78 MB
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Teaching students to write constructed responses does not have to become a test-prep chore. An intentional routine of constructed responses provides powerful opportunities to teach strategic thinking through writing that also deepens students’ knowledge about core subjects. In this clear guide from education consultant Warren Combs, you’ll learn how and why to teach students to write these short essays, no matter what subject or grade level you teach. Special features: Writing prompts that are based on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and provide practice for students at all skill levels Practical strategies to build critical thinking and improve students’ writing, including sentence stems, acrostics, framed stories, analogies, and quad clusters Student self-assessment guidelines and rigorous peer-response strategies An interactive log to help you manage best practices and keep students engaged Reading-Writing Modules to help you review and implement the instructional practices and strategies Sample student work, at different levels, with analysis Throughout the book, you’ll find handy tools such as rubrics, logs, and checklists. These tools are also available as free eResources on our website, www.routledge.com/9781138931046, so you can download and print them for immediate use.

Assessment Powered Teaching

Autor: Nancy W. Sindelar
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510700838
File Size: 79,85 MB
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Knowledge is power, and this book puts assessment data and instruction together in a step-by-step format. Instead of dreading the time testing takes from teaching, you can harness its power to define learning targets, build standards-based assessments; gather and use test data in the classroom, and develop data-driven teaching strategies. Assessment expert Nancy W. Sindelar provides practical tools that help teachers: • Use formative and summative assessment results to enhance instruction • Motivate students by providing clear learning targets • Utilize technology to analyze students’ progress • Raise test scores Included are testimonials from teachers, numerous data analysis examples, rubrics, and a chapter on culturally diverse schools. Designed to be adaptable, this book is a powerful resource for teachers, teacher teams, and all educators dedicated to enhancing student learning.

Bringing Innovation To School

Autor: Suzie Boss
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765284
File Size: 27,34 MB
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Are you preparing a new generation of innovators? Activate your students’ creativity and problem-solving potential with breakthrough learning projects. Across all grades and content areas, student-driven, collaborative projects will teach students how to generate innovative ideas and then put them into action. You’ll take learning to new heights and help students master core content.

Inside City Schools

Autor: Sarah Warshauer Freedman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807738405
File Size: 78,23 MB
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Here, a national team of teacher researchers address the difficult issues of race and ethnicity in the classroom. Experienced English and social studies teachers from four multicultural settings -- Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco -- grapple with how best to meet the literacy learning needs of an increasingly diverse school population. They deal with a variety of real issues within a culturally responsive framework, such as: -- Confronting issues of race and ethnicity in literature, within classrooms, and in a larger community -- Helping students deal with neighborhood violence and conditions of poverty -- Designing a multicultural curriculum -- Creating an emotionally safe classroom -- Fostering peer relations among faculty members.

Rethinking Grading

Autor: Cathy Vatterott
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620494
File Size: 37,53 MB
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Grading systems often reward on-time task completion and penalize disorganization and bad behavior. Despite our best intentions, grades seem to reflect student compliance more than student learning and engagement. In the process, we inadvertently subvert the learning process. After careful research and years of experiences with grading as a teacher and a parent, Cathy Vatterott examines and debunks traditional practices and policies of grading in K–12 schools. She offers a new paradigm for standards-based grading that focuses on student mastery of content and gives concrete examples from elementary, middle, and high schools. Rethinking Grading will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning--and significantly improve both teaching and learning. Cathy Vatterott is an education professor and researcher at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a former middle school teacher and principal, and a parent of a college graduate. She has learned from her workshops that “grading continues to be the most contentious part . . . conjuring up the most intense emotions and heated disagreements.” Vatterott is also the author of the book Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs.

The Classroom Of Choice

Autor: Jonathan C. Erwin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871208296
File Size: 57,99 MB
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Provides a variety of strategies for teaching and classroom management.

Differentiated Lessons For Every Learner

Autor: Dina Brulles
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618216112
File Size: 10,55 MB
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Differentiated Lessons for Every Learner supports middle school teachers in teaching all students, including those with high ability. The book contains lessons in each content area with learning activities that align to the national content standards, embed ELA Common Core Standards, and correlate to DOK levels. The lesson extensions provide for active learning tailored to address multiple learning levels. Using this semi-structured process ensures differentiated learning experiences that align to the standards while also respecting that students have different interests, different methods of learning, and most importantly, that they are learning at different challenge levels. The time is now upon us to emphasize interdisciplinary learning experiences that provide real-world connections and engage students in relevant and meaningful learning. We have long known that while critical for gifted and talented students, these higher level thinking strategies benefit all students.