Child(ren) will interact with toy animals representing the farm animals discussed in Dream Snow by Eric Carle. Child(ren) will make animal sounds, sort, and sequence animals as they were named in the book.
This website provides tools to help literacy leaders identify and select engaging texts for readers who may struggle, as well as teaching tools to help integrate these types of texts into their curriculum.
This PDF houses different supplemental programs and interventions for use with adolescent students. It was authored by Cynthia Shanahan and Learning Point Associates and is available on the WWC website.
This website is a compilation of fantastic resources for any reading teacher. This page on the website provides a brief overview of before, during, and after reading strategies, as well as links with detailed information about a variety of strategies and downloadable resources for the classroom. They also provide recommended additional reading for interested viewers.
In this practical and accessible flipchart, Janet Allen shares the research-based foundations to effective vocabulary study and practical strategies for implementing them into classroom practice.
This article explains how teachers can read texts through the lens of preparing to teach the text and provides a model for reading as a teacher.
This book provides theoretical rationale for teaching grammar in the service of reading and writing in the ELA classroom. It also includes concrete examples of mini-lessons that focus on structure and conventions.
This book walks teachers through concrete and purposeful activities that link grammar to revision in the writing process.
In this text Appleman provides a clear discussion of different literary theories as well as ways to integrate them into the secondary language arts curriculum. Readers will find this text particularly helpful as they determine how to approach textual analysis through different theoretical lenses.
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.
Patricia Polacco's family stories provide an interesting and neutral way to begin discussions about families. Students can make connections from their own family experiences to some of her family experiences.
Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 1 (roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system). Every of the nine chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 100 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the reader. These recordings, combined with vocabulary and word pattern exercises, prepare the Level 1 student to read each paragraph-long text with greater independence. 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 book includes a comprehensive background to the internal linguistic and external cultural history of language from the Middle Ages to the present. ISBN 041565596X
Through studying Beatrix Potter's stories and illustrations from the early 1900s and learning about her childhood in Victorian England, students can compare/contrast these with their own world to understand why Potter wrote such simple stories and why she wrote about animals rather than people.
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.
Noh, the oldest surviving Japanese dramatic form, combines elements of dance, drama, music, and poetry into a highly stylized, aesthetic retelling of a well-known story from Japanese literature, such as The Tale of Genji or The Tale of the Heike. This lesson provides an introduction to the elements of Noh plays and to the text of two plays, and provides opportunities for students to compare the conventions of the Noh play with other dramatic forms with which they may already be familiar, such as the ancient Greek dramas of Sophocles. By reading classic examples of Noh plays, such as Atsumori, students will learn to identify the structure, characters, style, and stories typical to this form of drama. Students will expand their grasp of these conventions by using them to write the introduction to a Noh play of their own.