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Effective Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties by Reading problems don't disappear when students enter middle school, recent studies show that nearly a quarter of today's eighth graders aren't able to read at a basic level. This book arms language arts teachers with lessons, strategies, and foundational kowledge they need to resolve older students' reading difficulties and increase their chances for academic success. Ideal for use with struggling readers in Grades 6 - 8, this book clearly lays out the fundamentals of effective teaching for adolescents with reading difficulties. Teachers will discover how to: select and administor assessments for comprehension, fluency, and word recognition; use assessment results to plan individualized instruction; apply research-supported instructional practices; develop flexible grouping systems; set manageable short-term learning goals with students; give appropriate and corrective feedback; monitor student progress over time; provide effective interventions within a school-wide Response to Intervention framework; and more. To help teachers incorporate evidence-based practices into their classroom instruction they'll get more than 20 complete, step-by-step sample lessons for strengthening adolescents' reading skills. Easy to adapt for use across any curriculum, the sample lessons provide explicit models of successful instruction, with suggested teacher scripts, checklist for planning instruction, key terms and objectives, strategies for guided and independent practice, tips on promoting generalization, and more.
Call Number: 428.40712 Ef364
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
What Every Middle School Teacher Needs to Know about Reading Tests by Tests require a special kind of savvy, a kind of critical thinking and knowledge application that is not always a part of classroom reading experiences. Who better to teach you how to prepare your students for reading tests than someone who has written them? Charles Fuhrken has spent years working with several major testing companies and contributing to the reading assessments of various testing programs. What he's learned about testing can help teachers who are interested in teaching effective reading strategies as well as preparing students for reading tests. What Every Middle School Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests (From Someone Who Has Written Them) offers extensive, practical strategies to help students perform well on test day. This ready-to-use, easy-to-understand resource provides a wealth of information about reading tests, including high-quality preparation materials, samples of the most frequently assessed reading standards, and engaging core-reading activities. Charles takes the mystery out of reading tests; he explains how students can learn the language of tests and apply their knowledge of reading to standardized tests. In addition to providing information about reading tests that will help students feel prepared and confident on test day, What Every Middle School Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests provides a wealth of resources that can be incorporated into a teacher's everyday reading work, including vocabulary development, literary techniques, interpretation, comprehension, and more.
Call Number: 372.482 F9552wh
Publication Date: 2011-02-08
Introduction to Middle School by This fresh, reader-friendly text presents a comprehensive introduction to the children, the choices, and the challenges of teaching middle school. Writing in the first person, the author, an experienced middle school teacher, examines the full range of middle school topics, from the development and diversity of middle school learners, to the structures, curriculum, and environment of the school itself. Engaging vignettes and photos of teachers and students bring topics to life, while student work samples, case studies, and articles on MyEducationLab link to topics within each chapter. Boxed NMSA performance standards relate to each chapter's content and videos, and Professional Practice features in all chapters involve scenarios from the lives of teachers and students, followed by multiple choice and constructed response opportunities that mirror Praxis II exams. Introduction to Middle School offers a comprehensive body of knowledge that emphasizes academic rigor while speaking to pre-service teachers in a voice that invites new teachers into this field.
Call Number: 373.236 P8716i
Publication Date: 2010-05-12
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