Literacy Cookbook A Practical Guide to Effective Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Instruction

ISBN-10: 1118288165
ISBN-13: 9781118288160
Edition: 2012
Authors: Sarah Tantillo
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Description: Proven methods for teaching reading comprehension to all studentsThe Literacy Cookbook is filled with classroom–tested techniques for teaching reading comprehension to even the most hard–to–reach students. The book offers a review of approaches that  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Proven methods for teaching reading comprehension to all studentsThe Literacy Cookbook is filled with classroom–tested techniques for teaching reading comprehension to even the most hard–to–reach students. The book offers a review of approaches that are targeted for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The book also includes information on how to connect reading, writing, and test prep.Contains accessible and easy–to–adopt recipes for strengthening comprehension, reading, writing, and oral fluency.Terrific resources are ready for download on the companion website.The materials in this book are aligned with the English Language Arts Common Core StandardsThe website includes an ELA Common Core Tracking Sheet, a handy resource when writing or evaluating curriculum.

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Basic Ingredients
Comprehension
What Is Comprehension, and Why Is It Important?
My Theory of Comprehension
Why Background Knowledge Is So Important
Key Critical Reading Skill 1: Paraphrasing
How Can You Teach Students How to Paraphrase?
Key Critical Reading Skill 2: Inference
Key Critical Reading Skill 3: Vocabulary in Context (and Vocabulary Instruction)
Key Critical Reading Skill 4: Inferring Main Idea or Argument (AKA Summarizing)
TLC Download Zone for Comprehension Process
Reading
Decoding + Fluency and Comprehension = Reading
Nonfiction Versus Everything Else
Different Types of Readers
Independent and Guided Reading
Introduction to Reading Strategically
Before-Reading Strategies
During-Reading Strategies
Textbook Reading: How to Make Life Less Painful for Everyone Involved
How to Use the Teachers' Manual
The Truth About Textbook "Reading" Tests
After-Reading Strategies
Reading Workshop: Something to Consider
TLC Download Zone for Reading
Writing
Read Well to Write Well
Why We Write (and Read)
Punchy Insights, or How to Avoid Writing Like a Robot
A Simple Recipe for Writing Instruction
What Students Struggle With the Most When They Write
Thesis Brainstorming and Organizing
Teaching with Mentor Texts
Writing Workshop 101
Motivational Grammar
Rubrics and How to Spend Less Time Grading
TLC Download Zone for Writing
Speaking and Listening
Why Oral Fluency Matters
How to Train Students to Listen and Speak Effectively
More Thoughts on Effective Speaking
Class Discussion Logistics
Socratic Seminars Made Easy
Book Talk Projects
TLC Downloads for Speaking and Listening
Entr�es
Tasty Persuasive Writing
The Concept of Persuasion
How to Prepare Students for Persuasive Writing Tasks
Reading, Writing, and Test Prep "Stew"
An Argument for Stew
Connecting Key Critical Reading Skills to Test Prep Instruction
Test Prep Tips
Connecting Writing to Reading Through Genre Study
Open-Ended Responses
The Document-Based Question Approach
What Are DBQs, and Why Should Everyone Use Them?
Designing DBQs Across the Curriculum
Research Paper Guide
Reading and the Research Paper
How to Avoid RPT (Research Paper Torture)
Two Sample Research Paper Assignments
Research Paper Teachers' Guide
Teaching with Novels
Novels in English Language Arts: Literary Response Paper Writing Guide
Using Novels in History, Social Studies, and Science
Desserts
Recommended Reading
On Reading and Vocabulary
On Writing
On Curriculum and Instruction
On How We Think About Teaching, Learning, and Change
Appendix
Notes
Index

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