What Student Writing Teaches Us: Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - Individual, small-group, and large-group discussions illuminate the need for feedback within writing workshop. The earlier that teachers think about instruction, and the sooner that students self-assess their progress, the better the final writing product will be. What student writing teaches Us: Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop provides practical suggestions for teachers of writing.

Every suggestion in the book has been classroom tested with the help of "experts"—students ages five to fourteen—who are quoted throughout the book. Used book in Good Condition. Framed within the context of writing workshop, the book examines the reasons for reading student work and provides various methods for helping students improve as writers.

What Student Writing Teaches Us: Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop #ad - This book offers no “easy” solutions, because assessing writing is not an easy endeavor. Student work samples from all stages of the writing process emphasize the importance of considering each piece of writing a student creates, no matter how brief, as an opportunity to learn. Formative assessment presents teachers with multiple opportunities to read student work, with a clear focus, thereby supporting students in all stages of the writing process.

Chapter topics range from rubrics to grades, from self-assessment to paper load.

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Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom

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Parallax Press #ad - Parallax Press. In teach, learn, breathe, Meena Srinivasan highlights how mindfulness can be an effective tool in the classroom. Teach, learn provides accessible, Breathe, practical application of mindfulness to overcome challenges faced during the school day. Testimonials from students and colleagues are woven throughout the book.

. What makes this book truly unique is her perspective as a classroom teacher, wrestling daily with the conditions about which she writes. Teach, breathe, learn is designed for educators at all levels, parents interested in sharing mindfulness with their children, and anyone curious about how to cultivate their own mindfulness practice and eventually teach mindfulness to others.

Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness in and out of the Classroom #ad - Part 1 helps teachers develop compassion and shift from "reacting" to "responding" to demands. Part 2 offers techniques for cultivating loving-kindness, gratitude and seeing students, colleagues, and parents as oneself. The last section of the book introduces a curriculum teachers can use to incorporate mindfulness into their classroom, handouts, replete with lesson plans, and homework assignments.

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Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

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Mariner Books #ad - The must-have guide to reading with children, now in a new and revised edition Best-selling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session.

. Parallax Press. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and—for this new edition—includes two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books That Children Love. Filled with practical advice, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, activities, this book is a turn-to classic for educators and parents.

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Children, Language, and Literacy: Diverse Learners in Diverse Times Language and Literacy Series

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Teachers College Press #ad - Teachers College Press. Despite burgeoning sociocultural diversity, many early childhood classrooms pre-K to grade 2 offer a one-size-fits-all curriculum in which learning is too often assessed by standardized tests. Throughout the text there is a resistance to labels such as “at risk” and a much-needed advocacy for child-sensible practices in a world where diversity is indeed the “new norm.

Parallax Press. These master teachers observe, readers, respond to, informally assess, and grow with their students―some of whom are rapid language learners and some of whom become speakers, and writers at “child speed. Much of this learning, regardless of tempo, is found within the language-rich contexts of play.

Children, Language, and Literacy: Diverse Learners in Diverse Times Language and Literacy Series #ad - In their new collaboration, celia Genishi and Anne Haas Dyson celebrate the genius of young children who are learning language and literacy in our diverse times. In contrast, genishi and Dyson proclaim diversity as the new norm. They feature stories of children whose language learning is impossible to standardize and teachers who do not follow scripts.

Chapters focus on children’s ways of communicating through varied modes, including the use of nonverbal expression; languages such as Spanish, English, and the variant of English known as African American Language; and multiple media.

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Of Primary Importance: What's Essential in Teaching Young Writers

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - Step inside" she says, "and breathe the writing workshop air with me. Teachers College Press. Used book in Good Condition. Parallax Press. Watch as her classroom community progresses into eager and independent writers speaking with clarity, voice, nonfiction, and paper to work!Forming the heart of the book are detailed units of study on poetry, crayon, and an undeniable understanding of the power and purposes of putting pen, pencil, and fiction writing that provide a clear demonstration of the writing workshop process at work throughout a school year.

. Take a look at a primary classroom, and take a minute to watch and listen and see real learning, real writing in action. Throughout these pages, you'll see Ann Marie guiding her primary students into deep and meaningful explorations of a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. If you are a grade-one through grade-three teacher struggling to get your students writing well, if you want to push your writing workshop to new dimensions, or if you are just plain skeptical that primary kids can write something beyond "I love my mom.

Of Primary Importance: What's Essential in Teaching Young Writers #ad - The end, " this book is for you. You will come away inspired, challenged, supported, and wiser in your classroom writing instruction. From the first chapter of ann marie Corgill's Of Primary Importance you experience the swirling energy, the sights, and the sounds of a primary classroom. You'll also find examples of favorite texts for teaching various craft components, lists of professional resources and, ideas for classroom organization and where to purchase materials, most importantly, suggestions for publishing student work, inspiring examples of what children who are empowered to write can and will write.

Of primary importance is not a how-to manual as much as it is a celebration of the idiosyncratic journey of teaching young children to write.

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Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction

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The Guilford Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Coverage includes foundational topics such as alphabet learning, phonological awareness, as well as cutting-edge topics such as digital literacy, oral language development, and learning to write, informational texts, and response to intervention. Parallax Press. Every chapter features guiding questions; an overview of ideas and findings on the topic at hand; specific suggestions for improving instruction, assessment, and/or the classroom environment; and an engrossing example of the practices in action.

Bringing together prominent scholars, this book shows how 21st-century research and theory can inform everyday instructional practices in early childhood classrooms PreK-3. Teachers College Press.

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Digging Deeper Into Action Research: A Teacher Inquirer′s Field Guide

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Corwin #ad - Take your great idea to the next level with action-research Nancy Fichtman Dana steps in as your action-research coach and leads you on a journey from wonderings to real change in your classroom. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Teachers, students, and action-research coaches alike will learn how to: Reframe initial wonderings into pointed inquiries Creatively analyze both qualitative and quantitative data Draw action-research topics out of ordinary discussions with colleagues Share findings with others to help them improve as well Parallax Press.

Teachers College Press. With real-life vignettes, self-guided worksheets, and an included DVD, this companion is your go-to guide each time you embark on a new inquiry toward professional growth.

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About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers

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Heinemann #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Beautifully describing young children in the act of learning, making it natural, joyful, she demonstrates what it takes to nourish writing right from the start: a supportive environment that enables even the youngest students to write respect and sensitivity to the way children really learn inviting instruction that both encourages and elevates young writers rich language that stimulates writing classroom talk and children's literature that energize young writers developmental considerations that shape the structure of the workshop, and absolutely appropriate.

So why not write books? gifted educator and author of the best-selling What You Know by Heart Heinemann, 2002, Katie Wood Ray has seen young authors do just that. Based on a profound understanding of the ways in which young children learn, it shows teachers how to launch a writing workshop by inviting children to do what they do naturally - make stuff.

About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers #ad - Used book in Good Condition. And she wants your students to be able to do the same. Ray allows readers to "listen in" to Lisa as she helps her young students learn from professional writers, work with intention, and think about their own process. About the authors is about the littlest authors - those in kindergarten through second grade.

Teachers College Press. Parallax Press. Chockfull of examples of little books by young children, About the Authors is proof positive that a primary writing workshop is a smart writing move.

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The Power of Observation from Birth Through Eight

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Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Bilingual Education & Bilingualism

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Multilingual Matters #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Updates to the new edition include:• greater attention to technological advances and global trends impacting and impacted by bilingualism;• New trends and issues in bilingual education, including recent research on the effectiveness of different types of bilingual education.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Issues in the assessment of bilinguals. The latest thinking on identity and bilingualism. Recent developments in brain imaging research. Discussion of the latest terms in bilingualism research including dynamic bilingualism, transliteracy and superdiversity, translanguaging, in addition to an enhanced look at multilingualism.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Bilingual Education & Bilingualism #ad - Students and instructors will benefit from new features including:• A comprehensive glossary• A condensed and updated bibliography. Updated international examples of policy, research and practice• The addition of web resources and discussion questions. Fully revised study activities and recommended reading.

The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook has been substantially revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in the 21st century. Teachers College Press. Parallax Press.

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The Writing Teacher's Companion: Embracing Choice, Voice, Purpose & Play

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Scholastic Professional #ad - Parallax Press. Celebrated author and educator ralph fletcher provides a practical and illuminating guide to writing workshop for both new and veteran teachers that details the best ways to get started, the components that are vital, and what it takes to sustain a successful workshop across the school year.

Used book in Good Condition. Multilingual Matters. Classroom activities. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Fletcher, purpose, shows us why encouraging choice, and play helps students find their voices and produce strong, a wise and witty writing companion, effective writing. Teachers College Press.

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