This text provides a collection of tests for the comprehensive assessment of skills related to reading. These assessments can help identify why a student is having reading difficulty, determine what the next step in instruction should be to remediate that difficulty, and monitor progress throughout the course of instruction. Data entry forms are available for free download.
From Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching, this web site offers an overview of key terms and principles about assessment and its role in teaching and learning. It includes discussion of different methods and how to make plans for assessment.
This text by Katherine A Dougherty Stahl, Kevin Flanigan, and Michael C. McKenna focuses on assessments used in Grades K-8 with a special focus in Chapter 11 on grades 4-8. While it doesn’t specifically discuss MTSS or RTI, it does give thorough background on different data types/sets to analyze and examine for use in reading instruction.
This may be a helpful resource to support teachers in developing artifacts of learning about sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs), including HIV/AIDS. Per Utah Code 53G-10-402 parental consent is required prior to instruction in this content. This should not be used for student instruction unless reviewed by the local materials review committee and approved by the local board. Please follow Utah law and policy for all instruction and remember parental consent must always be given before students can receive any instruction on sex education.
This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 6 (roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 1,000 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
This reader, written specifically for adults, contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes' family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes' poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 2. This level 2 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
This reader contains 11 original instructional essays written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 6. This level 6 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.
As teachers need to consider long and short writing, formal and informal, in a variety of genres, this article focuses on and gives examples of short writing tasks that can still help students explore learning and write effectively.
In this English Journal article, Bardine et al. apply research on teacher commenting practices (e.g., appearance comments vs. function comments) to the experiences of student writers in the secondary English classroom. They offer suggestions about how to use comments and response to writing more effectively to support student learning in the classroom.
This lesson plan is designed to help 5th grade students explore the events and effects of the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War through research of informational text, video presentation and pictures, with the ultimate goal of understanding the effect of the battle on the war. The lesson is best delivered in an in person whole group setting, but could be modified to be used in an online format. Time Frame: 45 - 60 minutesPhoto by Melanie Nixon
This book includes a comprehensive background to the internal linguistic and external cultural history of language from the Middle Ages to the present. ISBN 041565596X
This text offers a foundational understanding of the central elements of vocabulary instruction as well as practical strategies to support vocabulary learning.
Drawing on her own experiences as a teacher as well as research in the field, Beers describes practical and applicable strategies to use in 4-12 classroom reading instruction. Separate chapters address before, during, and after reading instruction, as well as chapters that describe how explicit instruction supports learners and effective verses ineffective reading practices.
This text from the Notice and Note series focuses specifically on strategies to assist students as they read nonfiction. The strategies and signposts highlighted in this book help students identify and question claims made by authors, as well as learn to identify when and where to apply their reading skills.
By Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, and Michael Hebert. The most recent and established definitive text on effective approaches for teaching writing in grades K-12.