Grammar Keepers

Lessons That Tackle Students' Most Persistent Problems Once and for All, Grades 4-12
Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483390209
Category: Education
Page: 280
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Your best offense against the state assessments No matter what state you teach in, you can be certain that grammar is being tested . . . frequently and across the grades! The biggest issue? Most of our grades 4-12 students continue to make the same old errors year after year. Grammar Keepers to the rescue, with 101 lessons that help students internalize the conventions of correctness once and for all. Bernabei’s key ingredients include Daily journal writing to increase practice and provide an authentic context Minilessons and Interactive Dialogues that model how to make grammatical choices A “Keepers 101” sheet to track teaching and “Parts of Speech Sheet” for student reference

Fun-Size Academic Writing for Serious Learning

101 Lessons & Mentor Texts--Narrative, Opinion/Argument, & Informative/Explanatory, Grades 4-9
Author: Gretchen Bernabei,Judi Reimer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483332098
Category: Education
Page: 264
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Sometimes a student’s best teacher is another student If ever there were a book to respond to the pressure to increase students’ test scores, this is it. You see, Gretchen Bernabei and Judi Reimer have had amazing success using mentor texts by students to teach writing well in any genre. Now, they “hand over their file drawers” and pair 101 student essays with one-page lessons on topics such as how to: Choose a structure across genres Extract thesis statement and main points Support points with details Use rhetorical devices and grammatical constructions Write from the point of view of a fictional character

Text Structures From the Masters

50 Lessons and Nonfiction Mentor Texts to Help Students Write Their Way In and Read Their Way Out of Every Single Imaginable Genre, Grades 6-10
Author: Gretchen Bernabei,Jennifer Koppe
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506332862
Category: Education
Page: 248
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Text Structures from the Masters provides 50 short texts written by famous Americans driven by what Peter Elbow described as “an itch” to say something. By examining the structure of these mentor texts, students see that they too have an “itch” and learn how to use the text structure of each document to express it. Each 4-page lesson includes: A planning sheet that shows the structure of the mentor text Brainstorming boxes A method for “kernelizing” (outlining) their own essay Student examples

Text Structures From Nursery Rhymes

Teaching Reading and Writing to Young Children
Author: Gretchen Bernabei,Kayla Shook,Jayne Hover
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506387942
Category: Education
Page: 280
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A Revolutionary Strategy for Teaching Writing to Children How can we shape young students, often just learning how to hold a pencil, into capable writers? This groundbreaking book offers the solution: a clear framework for guiding children to write in any style, from narrative to persuasive. The key lies in using familiar text structures to break down a story into its main components, immediately thrusting students into the role of the writer. Included are 53 lessons, each centered around a classic nursery rhyme, and all the tools you’ll need to lead your students in crafting their own story — in words, pictures, or both. Discover how text structures, already a success in later grades, can also have a profound impact on younger students’ progress.

Crunchtime

Lessons to Help Students Blow the Roof Off Writing Tests--and Become Better Writers in the Process
Author: Gretchen S. Bernabei,Jayne Hover,Cynthia Candler
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325026732
Category: Education
Page: 166
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The authors made it their mission to craft writing lessons that are healthy for kids, promote lifelong literacy, and help students with state test scores. Organized around the writing process-selecting topics, crafting drafts, and polishing finished pieces, explicit lessons engage student writers while shoring up the gaps between learning and testing.--[book cover]

Everyday Editing

Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer's Workshop
Author: Jeff Anderson
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107096
Category: Education
Page: 164
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Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process—usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing. In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of message this approach sends to students. Does it tell them that editing and revision are meaningful parts of the writing process, or just a hunt for errors with a 50/50 chance of getting it right—comma or no comma? Instead of rehearsing errors and drilling students on what's wrong with a sentence, Jeff invites students to look carefully at their writing along with mentor texts, and to think about how punctuation, grammar, and style can be best used to hone and communicate meaning. Written in Jeff's characteristically witty style, this refreshing and practical guide offers an overview of his approach to editing within the writing workshop as well as ten detailed sets of lessons covering everything from apostrophes to serial commas. These lessons can be used throughout the year to replace Daily Oral Language or error-based editing strategies with a more effective method for improving student writing.

Formative Assessment for Literacy, Grades K-6

Building Reading and Academic Language Skills Across the Curriculum
Author: Alison L. Bailey,Margaret Heritage
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280703
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Grounded in research and practice, this resource shows elementary teachers how to use formative assessment to build students' language and literacy skills across the curriculum.

The Differentiated Flipped Classroom

A Practical Guide to Digital Learning
Author: Eric M. Carbaugh,Kristina J. Doubet
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506326374
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Ensure personalized student learning with this breakthrough approach to the Flipped Classroom! This groundbreaking guide helps you identify and address diverse student needs within the flipped classroom. You’ll find practical, standards-aligned solutions to help you design and implement carefully planned at-home and at-school learning experiences, all while checking for individual student understanding. Differentiate learning for all students with research-based best practices to help you: Integrate Flipped Learning and Differentiated Instruction Use technology as a meaningful learning tool Proactively use formative assessments Support, challenge, and motivate diverse learners Includes real-world examples and a resource-rich appendix.

Effective Literacy Instruction

Building Successful Reading and Writing Programs
Author: Judith A. Langer
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814112946
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 197
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Focuses on middle and high school literacy programs that effectively support student learning in an era of national and state standards and high-stakes testing. Offers a programmatic vision, a set of principles, and real-life examples to guide educators who wish to inform their practice with research-based knowledge in order to best help their students become more highly literate.

A Fresh Look at Phonics, Grades K-2

Common Causes of Failure and 7 Ingredients for Success
Author: Wiley Blevins
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506353568
Category: Education
Page: 304
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In a Fresh Look at Phonics, Wiley Blevins, author of the blockbuster Phonics from A-Z, explains the 7 ingredients of phonics instruction that lead to the greatest student gains, based on two decades of research in classrooms. For each of these seven must-haves, Wiley shares lessons, routines, word lists, tips for ELL and advanced learners, and advice on pitfalls to avoid regarding pacing, decodable texts, transition time, and more. A Fresh Look at Phonics is the evidence-based solution you have been seeking that ensures all students develop a solid foundation for reading.

This Is Disciplinary Literacy

Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Doing . . . Content Area by Content Area
Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150632696X
Category: Education
Page: 232
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Think you understand Disciplinary Literacy? Think again. In this important reference, content teachers and other educators explore why students need to understand how historians, novelists, mathematicians, and scientists use literacy in their respective fields. ReLeah shows how to teach students to: Evaluate and question evidence (Science) Compare sources and interpret events (History) Favor accuracy over elaboration (Math) Attune to voice and fi gurative language (ELA)

Vocabulary Is Comprehension

Getting to the Root of Text Complexity
Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148338361X
Category: Education
Page: 200
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Tackle students’ biggest barrier to complex text: word knowledge In our rush toward complex texts, somehow we forget to put a new systematic vocabulary plan in place. Luckily, Laura Robb provides that instructional plan in Vocabulary Is Comprehension. The best part? Laura’s plan takes just 10 to 15 minutes, and much of it is spent in partner and independent work so this is no “add on” to squeeze in. All materials are included. There are 35+ lessons paired with 50+ complex texts that: Cover academic vocabulary, figurative language, denotative and connotative meanings, and more Align with specific CCSS vocabulary and writing standards Include strategies for ELLs and developing readers, along with formative assessments

Reviving the Essay

How to Teach Structure Without Formula
Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781931492133
Category: Education
Page: 83
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If reading school essays puts you to sleep, Gretchen Bernabei's REVIVING THE ESSAY will wake up your students' writing in ways even they never dreamed of. This exciting new resource for students and teachers provides 30 delightful lessons and activities that will awaken all of the senses, challenging and cajoling, stirring and stimulating even the most reluctant writer. Chapter headings such as "Finding your Message," "Finding or Inventing your Structure," "Experimenting with Thick Description," and "Crafting the Essay for a Reader's Ears" quickly reveals the substance and scope of this inventive approach to teaching a form that dates back to Montaigne. Bernabei uses a number of examples, visual prompts and verbal generators to engage students in thinking about every side of a subject.

From Texting to Teaching

Grammar Instruction in a Digital Age
Author: Jeremy Hyler,Troy Hicks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317363280
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Don’t blame technology for poor student grammar; instead, use technology intentionally to reach students and actually improve their writing! In this practical book, bestselling authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks reveal how digital tools and social media – a natural part of students’ lives – can make grammar instruction more authentic, relevant, and effective in today’s world. Topics Covered: Teaching students to code switch and differentiate between formal and informal sentence styles Using flipped lessons to teach the parts of speech and help students build their own grammar guides Enlivening vocabulary instruction with student-produced video Helping students master capitalization and punctuation in different digital contexts Each chapter contains examples, screenshots, and instructions to help you implement the ideas. With the strategies in this book, you can empower students to become better writers with the tools they already love and use daily. Additional resources and links are available on the book’s companion wiki site: textingtoteaching.wikispaces.com

Coaching

Approaches and Perspectives
Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412969253
Category: Education
Page: 222
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Experts review coaches’ roles, examine research, and provide in-depth discussions of specific coaching models, including literacy, cognitive, instructional, content-focused, classroom management, and leadership coaching.

25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them


Author: Carolyn Orange
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 162914844X
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Avoid common teaching mistakes and acquire positive strategies and approaches! All teachers make mistakes, but when those missteps involve students, they can have negative effects for years to come. This second edition of the bestseller by Carolyn Orange offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations. 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, Second Edition, includes newly updated scenarios containing real student voices and teacher vignettes, as well as the author's prescriptions for better solutions. Drawn from many years of teaching experience, each prescription is aligned with sound educational theory and provides a dash of humor to help the solution stick. The book is organized into six sections, covering: • Discipline • Teacher-student relations • Classroom policy and practices • Classroom management and instruction • Personality and professionalism • Teaching style and behavior Excellent for staff development workshops and seminars, preservice and inservice teachers, and teacher leaders and mentors, this book’s real-life examples offer valuable professional lessons while helping teachers better understand the responses and feelings of their students.

Revision Decisions

Talking Through Sentences and Beyond
Author: Jeff Anderson,Deborah Dean
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625310064
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Revision is often a confusing and difficult process for students, but it's also the most important part of the writing process. If students leave our classrooms not knowing how to move a piece of writing forward, we've failed them. Revision Decisions will help teachers develop the skills students need in an ever-evolving writing, language, and reading world. Jeff Anderson and Deborah Dean have written a book that engages writers in the tinkering, playing, and thinking that are essential to clarify and elevate writing. Focusing on sentences, Jeff and Deborah use mentor texts to show the myriad possibilities that exist for revision. Essential to their process is the concept of classroom talk. Readers will be shown how revision lessons can be discussed in a generative way, and how each student can benefit from talking through the revision process as a group. Revision Decisions focuses on developing both the writing and the writer. The easy-to-follow lessons make clear and accessible the rigorous thinking and the challenging process of making writing work. Narratives, setup lessons, templates, and details about how to move students toward independence round out this essential book. Additionally, the authors weave the language, reading, and writing goals of the Common Core and other standards into an integrated and connected practice. The noted language arts teacher James Britton once said that good writing "floats on a sea of talk." Revision Decisions supports those genuine conversations we naturally have as readers and writers, leading the way to the essential goal of making meaning.

Mentor Texts

Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6
Author: Lynne R. Dorfman,Rose Cappelli
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625311311
Category: Education
Page: 368
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It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Lynne and Rose offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.

Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges to Educational Equity

Connecting Academic Language Proficiency to Student Achievement
Author: Margo Gottlieb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506342132
Category: Education
Page: 296
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Build the bridges for English language learners to reach success! This thoroughly updated edition of Gottlieb’s classic delivers a complete set of tools, techniques, and ideas for planning and implementing instructional assessment of ELLs. The book includes: A focus on academic language use in every discipline, from mathematics to social studies, within and across language domains Emphasis on linguistically and culturally responsive assessment as a key driver for measuring academic achievement A reconceptualization of assessment “as,” “for,” and “of” learning Reflection questions to stimulate discussion around how students, teachers, and administrators can all have a voice in decision making

Teaching in Two Languages

A Guide for K–12 Bilingual Educators
Author: Sharon Adelman Reyes,Tatyana Kleyn
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412978025
Category: Education
Page: 173
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Grounded in the latest research, this book provides classroom-ready strategies for balancing instruction in two languages and meeting the unique challenges of educating English language learners.