Make It Real Strategies for Success with Informational Texts

ISBN-10: 0325005370

ISBN-13: 9780325005379

Edition: 2002

Authors: Linda Hoyt

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Feeding students a steady diet of fiction is all too common in the classroom. Yet informational literacy is critical to success in school and beyond. In Make It Real, Linda Hoyt provides a practical, classroom-friendly guide to unlocking the treasures of informational text. What's more, she demonstrates that reading and writing nonfiction can overcome the gender gap, allowing girls and boys to share interests in any subject from bugs and magnets to gardens and cake baking. Hoyt explains the use of a range of instructional strategies, including shared and guided reading and writing, to help students understand and use nonfiction material to answer questions about the world around them. She shows teachers how to make texts more attainable, scaffold vocabulary, and deal with content-specific words. Her simple suggestions help you get started and maintain your course: having students write about the visuals in their texts, infusing informational texts into guided reading, then using these texts to teach reading strategies. For further help, she includes throughout her book: teaching points reading strategies writing exercises checklists, plans, reading logs, and other forms vignettes from teachers across the country to serve as real-life models. Do a better job linking up the curriculum. Teach skills and strategies applicable across content areas. See students' natural curiosities aroused. Take the tips from Make It Real, teach informational text, and hear comments like one from an enthusiastic first grader, We're learning about the world and learning how to read, too!
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List price: $40.63
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Linda Hoyt is a nationally recognized consultant who creates environments where engaged children are active participants in their own learning. She is the author, co-author, or editor of Solutions for Reading Comprehension, Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition; Spotlight on Comprehension; Exploring Informational Texts; Make It Real; and Snapshots as well as Snapshots the DVD and the Navigating Informational Texts staff development DVD - all published by Heinemann. In addition, she is the author of Interactive Read-Alouds for grades K - 1, 2 - 3, 4 - 5, and 6 - 7, classroom materials offered by firsthand. Comprehension Strategies: That Help Your Struggling Students Be More Successful Readers, Grades 2 - 5, Linda's BER video series, illustrates many of the strategies found in Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition, and is used around the country as a staff development resource for enhancing teachers' understanding of comprehension. Linda Hoyt is a Heinemann Professional Development Provider. � Listen to an interview with Linda Hoyt on Education Talk Radio - 11/09/2011 (35:58)

Move Over Fiction
Through a New Lens: Informational Text at the Heart of Reading
Read Alouds: Celebrating Informational Texts
Shared Reading: Big Books and Overheads on Deck
Independent Reading with Informational Texts: Making It Personal
Learning to Read and Reading to Learn
Yes They Can! Emergent Readers and Informational Texts
Supporting English Language Learners: Building Content Knowledge and Language
Teaching Reading Skills with Informational Texts
Where's the Door? Finding a Path Through Informational Texts
Prereading Strategies: Building Understanding for Content and Vocabulary
Taking Time to Wonder: Questioning Strategies to Build Comprehension
Love Those Visuals: Photographs, Diagrams, and Learning to Love Captions
Text Features: It Isn't Just the Words
Small Group Experiences with Informational Texts
Guided Reading with Informational Texts
Multilevel Theme Sets: Support for Differentiating Instruction
Literature Circles with Informational Texts
Move Over Guided Reading: Reciprocal Teaching Comes Back
Write All About It
Modeled, Shared, and Interactive Writing of Informational Texts
Guided Writing with Nonfiction
Research Strategies
Investigations: These Are So Cool!
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