Teach Reading Creatively Reading and Writing as Communication

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List price: $132.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Teach Reading Creatively: Reading and Writing as Communication is a fresh, enjoyable read that is devoted to helping teachers teach reading effectively, practically, and creatively. It provides new teachers with proven and imaginative reading strategies and readies them to differentiate instruction to meet children's specific literacy needs as it addresses the realities of today's classroom climated. Teach Reading Creatively models the joy of educating, clarifies the opportunities for inspired teaching, and arms teachers with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed. Book jacket.

Children Are Investigators
First Objective for Your Teaching Success
Bringing Creativity to State Standards
Children's Literature to the Rescue
Getting the Students Engaged
Children's Literature to the Rescue
Understanding How Young Children Learn
Vygotsky Leads the Way
Listening to Learn Language
Communication and Problem Solving
The Effect of Language Development on Thinking
Why Early Readers Are Early
Piaget Identified Concrete and Abstract Stages of Thinking
Children Need to Be Apprentices
Young Children Teach Themselves
Young Children Learn by Correcting Their Own Mistakes
Teachers Can Teach as Mentors
Young Children Play the Role of Reader
Reading and Writing Become Natural Forms of Play
Children Play the Role of Writer, Too
Writing May Be Play, but It's Also Challenging
Children First Distinguish Between Writing and Drawing
Kids Discover the Purpose of Letters
Children Learn to Show Differences in Meaning with Words
Learn More About the Second Level of Writing
Children Become Creative Constructivists
Imagination Becomes the Core of Learning
Why Creative Thinking Is So Important to You and Your Students: In Praise of Paul Torrance
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
'The Nature of Reading, Writing, and Creativity
Second Objective for Your Teaching Success
The Connection Between Reading and Writing and Listening and Speaking
Five Magical Clues for Understanding What an Author Means
First Clue: Phonemes
Second Clue: Graphemes
Third Clue: Syntax
Fourth Clue: Semantics
Fifth Clue: Memories and Minitheories from Prior Experiences
The Importance of Prediction
Predicting as We Read
Checking Our Predictions
Reading Without Correct Schemas
An Illusive Ingredient of Reading Imagination
Why Kids Make Mistakes
A Mini-Case Study of a Skillful Reader
Why Skillful Readers Keep Looking Ahead
A Mini-Case Study of a Struggling Reader
How Struggling Readers Approach Reading
How Successful Teachers Think and Teach Creatively
The Evolution Method of Creative Thinking and Teaching
The Synthesis Method of Creative Thinking and Teaching
The Revolution Method of Creative Thinking and Teaching
The Reapplication Method of Creative Thinking and Teaching
The Changing-Direction Method of Creative Thinking and Teaching
The Ingredients for Thinking and Teaching Creatively
Characteristics of Creative Adults and Children
Experiences That Can Lead to Greater Creativity
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
Phonemic Awareness and Other Avenues to Phonics
Third Objective for Your Teaching Success
The Power of Phonemic Awareness
Teaching Phonological Awareness
Teaching Sentences, Compound Words, and Syllables
Teaching Phonemic Awareness
Trusting Researchers' Recommendations
Moving Boldly Toward Phonics
Use Creative Approaches
Test Assumptions
Explore Rhymes, Alliteration, and More Rhymes
Try Some Advanced Challenges
Segment Phonemes Differently
Teach the Alphabetic Principle
Assess Print Concepts That Beginners Need to Learn
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
Phonics, Decoding, Vowel Patterns, and Spelling Go Together
Fourth Objective for Your Teaching Success
Using Both Sides of the Brain: A Fabulous High
What Really Happens When a Person Decodes a Word
Common Methods of Teaching Phonics
The Difference Between Analytic and Synthetic Phonics
A Carefully Planned Lesson Using the Analytic Method
Easy Planning Steps for Using the Synthetic Method
Using the Phonogram Method
Using the Vowel-Pattern Method of Advanced Phonics
Using Phonograms and Vowel Patterns to Attack Multisyllable Words
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Sugggested Readings
The Recognition and Spelling of the Most Frequent Words
Fifth Objective for Your Teaching Success
But What Are Sight Words?
How Sight Words Help You Think and Read
Sight Words and Vocabulary
Sight Words and Spelling
Which Sight Words to Teach First
How Important Are the Top 100 Words?
How Many Instant Words Should Students Master?
How to Help Students Master Sight Words
Research on Predictable Patterned Books
Easy Literature
Games Versus Worksheets
Direct Teaching of Spelling
Use of Flash Cards
Personal Key Words
Environmental Print: Another Writing Experience
Creating Your Own Sight Words as You Write
Special Help for Special Students
Sight Words and Spanish Words in Diverse Classrooms
Differences That Cause Confusion
Spanish Speaking Errors Caused by English Sounds
Now Let's Look at Vowel Sounds
Teaching Spanish- and English-Speaking Students at the Same Time
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
Creating Vocabularies with Concept-Laden Words
Sixth Objective for Your Teaching Success
Abstract Words and Hidden Concepts
Teaching Difficult Words
A Teaching Example of Choosing the Best Difficult Words
Using Dale's Cone to Teach the Meaning of Concept-Laden Words
The Rozaga Hunt
Knowing Words in Context
Vocabulary as Seen from the Perspective of Communication
Scaffolding: Helping Students Become Independent Vocabulary Learners
Modeling a Strategy
Engaging a Child in One-on-One Guided Practice
Prompting the Child's Problem Solving
Suggesting a Strategy
Asking What Should Be Done
Moving On to Direct Instruction: What Does Research Say?
Using Effective Strategies to Build Vocabulary
Read to Your Students
Teach Semantic Mapping
Model Context Cue Awareness
Is the Dictionary a Good Way to Learn Words?
Consider the Researchers' Results
Building Vocabulary in a Diverse Classroom
Functional Experiences
Functional Vocabulary
Summary of Main Ideas
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
Creative and Intriguing Comprehension Strategies
Seventh Objective for Your Teaching Success
What Are Strategies and How Can They Be Learned?
Strategy: Help Students Create Mental Images
Strategy Use: Poetry to Help Students Learn
Louise Fulton's Experience with Haiku
Sets of Poems for Teachers to Use
Strategy: Use Open-Ended Discussion More Than Oral Testing
Discussions for Wide Open Thinking Together
But How Practical Is Time on Discussion?
Effective Discussion Webs
Strategy: Help Students Learn the K-W-L Method Matching Through Self-Questioning
Strategy: Encourage Students to Use a Variety of Individual Comprehension Techniques
Strategy: Engage Students in Repeated Reading
Strategy: Consider the Directed Reading-Thinking Activity
Strategy: Help Students Use Story Grammar as a Comprehension Strategy
A Direct or Indirect Approach
A Framework for Discussion Questions
Strategy: Try Reciprocal Teaching
An Important Study
Other Ways to Use Reciprocal Teaching
Some Evaluative Comments
Strategy: Teach Inferential Thinking and Reading
A Demonstration Teaching Episode on Thinking
Strategy: Help Students Search for the Main Idea
Strategy: Teach Comprehension Monitoring
Variations in Students' Metacognitive Abilities
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
The Importance of Fluency in Reading
Eighth Objective for Your Teaching Success
The Important Characteristics of Fluent Readers
Modeling Fluent Reading
Encourage Fluent Reading with Predictable Text
Patterned Books
Predictable Books for Older Students
Research on Predictable Books
Check Out This Teaching Plan for Young Students
Predictable Student Writing
Encourage Fluent Reading of Expository Text
What Are the Patterns of Explanation?
Increase Students' Use of Mental Imaging
Use Trade Books to Improve Information
Develop Fluency Through Oral Reading
Echo Reading: A Natural Way to Learn
Choral Reading: A Joyful Way to Learn to Read
Repeated Reading: A Wonderful Partnership
Paired Reading: Readers Helping Readers
Modeled Reading: A Bond Between Teacher and Students
The Read-Aloud: Classroom Clue
Poetry Reading in an Old-Time Coffee House
Readers' Theater: Everybody's Favorite
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
Teach Reading Through Literature
Ninth Objective for Your Teaching Success
The Astonishing Advantages of Literature
Literature Provides Meaningful Reading Practice for Different Students
Literature Offers Abundant Models with Whom Children Can Identify
Literature Is an Important Supplement for Textbooks
Literature Can Send Thrills Down Your Spine
Literature Brings the Social Cohesion So Desperately Needed
Literature Can Be a Great Teacher of Ethical and Moral Responsibility
Reminder: Exposition Is Literature, Too
Protect Your Students from the Monsters of Exposition
The Challenge of Content Area Vocabulary
Reap the Benefits of a Good Classroom Library
Four Excellent Classroom Libraries
Know Children's Literature Intimately
Provide Plenty of Time to Read
The SSR and DEAR Approaches
Why SSR May Not Always Work
Get Students to Respond to Literature
Book Projects: The Power of Choice
Reading Workshops: Learning from Each Other
Literature Circles: Book Clubs for Kids
A Combination of Reading Workshop and Literature Circle
Let Technology Motivate Reading
Family: The Originating Source of Literacy
Let Social Scientists "Talk" to Parents
Involve Parents in Teaching Their Children
The Homeless Child: An Extreme Need for Literacy and Literature
Cultural Differences in Diverse Classrooms
Abundant Resources Are Available
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments from Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
Writing as a Critical Connection to Literacy
Tenth Objective for Your Teaching Success
Introduce the Art of Writing with the Wonder of Poetry
Examine the Writing/Reading Connection
What Research Shows
One Unified Process: Writing and Reading
Teach Writing Creatively
A Literate Environment
The Importance of Teachers' Beliefs
Try a Kindergarten Writing Workshop
Use Patterned Books
Inspire Students with Other Types of Literature
Let your Students Write a Movie
Try Informational Text, Too
Model and Teach Good Writing
Help Students Learn What Good Writers Do
What About the Basic Steps of Writing?
Help Students See Themselves as Writers
Bring Spelling into Writing
Allow Invented Spelling
Use the Phonogram Method
Encourage Children to Create Their Own Spelling Strategies
Develop Literacy Through Journal Writing
Start with Dictation from Child to Adult
Create a Positive Classroom Environment
Include Older Students, Too
Respond Skillfully to Children's Journals
Inspire Writing Through Activities
Integrated Projects
Language-Experience Activities
Involve Budding Authors with Technological Sites
Excite Your Students with the Author's Computer Chair
Summary of Main Ideas
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
A Performance Point of View in Assessing Literacy
Eleventh Objective for Your Teaching Success
Creative Portfolios
Tracking Personal Progress
Other Benefits of Literacy Portfolios
Reviewing Literacy Portfolios
Observation Tools
Informal Observations
Quickly Recording What You Observe
Miscue Analysis
Consider Three Minicases
Examine Reading Miscues Together: Teacher with Student
Assess Only Two Types of Miscues
Retelling and Storytelling
Use Modeling and Encourage Practice
Think-Alouds
Assess Comprehension Strategies
Standardized State Tests (Only If You "Hafta")
The Negative Effects of Political Agendas
Profiles of Struggling Readers
Equitable Assessment of Latino Students
Informal Paper-and-Pencil Assessments
Self-Correction and Self-Evaluation
The Benefits of Self-Teaching
Coaches
A Philosophical View of Assessment
Focus on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
The Nature of Motivation for Reading and Writing
Twelfth Objective for Your Teaching Success
Research on Motivation to Read
Newman's Findings
The Findings of Alexander, Filler, and Davis
An Interview with Curriculum Director Rebecca Silva
Provide a Variety of Models
Motivational Modeling
Encouraging Parental Models
Other School Employees as Models
Students' Book-Club Peers as Models
Parents as Active Tutors
Inspire Motivation Through the Use of Learning Principles
Help Meet Students' Physiological Needs
Help Meet Students' Security Needs
Help Meet Students' Need for Love and Belonging
Help Meet Students' Need for Self Esteem
Create a Motivational Learning Environment
Inspire Motivation Through the Use of Teaching Principles
Teach at the Appropriate Level of Difficulty
Provide Frequent and Specific Feedback
Add Novelty to Learning Experiences
Pay Attention to Students' Basic Needs
Get Everyone Engaged Each Step Along the Way
Differentiate Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Teaching and Learning
Intrinsic Motivation for Reading
Extrinsic Motivation for Reading
Anti-motivation for Reading
Know the Results of Important Studies Related to Motivation
The Many Dimensions of Motivation
The Importance of Interest and Autonomy
The Effects of Attitude and Training
What About Grades?
What About Enjoyment?
What I've Learned About Motivation
Focus-on Students with Special Needs: Comments by Louise Fulton
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
Literacy in a Multi-Cultural Multi-Ability Classroom
Thirteenth Objective for Your Teaching Success
Cultural Diversity
Responding to Differences
Communicating Between Cultures
Understanding Language Differences
Teaching Students in a Diverse Classroom
Important Reminders
A Switching, Bilingual Approach
The Benefits of Technology
High-Quality Instruction: Four Techniques
Ralph's Particular Problems
A Question of Concentration? My Findings
Ideas to Assist Students with Learning Disabilities
Children at Risk of Failure
Ways to Help Your Students Improve Their Self-Concepts
The Carbo Approach to Literacy
Making Reading Meaningful
Who Are the Gifted?
What Researchers Recommend
Tips for Success
Differentiated Instruction
A Sample Literacy Project Plan
Other Applications
A Community of Cooperation
Old and New and Teaching Techniques for Diverse Students
A Final Bundle of Ideas for Teaching in a Diverse Classroom
Summary of Main Ideas
Literacy Through Technology
Application Experiences for Your Course
Creativity Training Session
Field Experiences
References
Other Suggested Readings
Appendices
International Reading Association Revised Standards for Reading Professionals
A Strange but Wonderful Alphabet Exercise
More Games for Learning Sight Words
More Games for Learning Phonic Patterns
More Ideas for Language Experience
Book Projects for Children, Teachers, and Cooperative Groups
Additional Comprehension Practice
Six Common Sentence Patterns for Syntax Development
Sample Lesson on Dictionary Guide Words
Observation Checklist for Reading and Language Disabilities
The RAD Test-Rapid Assessment of Disablement
Phonics Tests
Informal Assessment Procedure for Essential Sight Words
More Than 200 Patterned Books
Favorite Books from the Fulton-May Library
Glossary
Index

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