Don T Call It Literacy

Author: Geoff Barton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415536022
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Don T Call It Literacy from the Author: Geoff Barton. "Every teacher in English is a teacher of English," said George Sampson, one of the early school inspectors, back in 1921. It’s never been truer, or more relevant. Literacy has a major impact on young people’s life-chances and it is every teacher’s responsibility to help build their communication, reading and writing skills. However, this book isn’t just about literacy; it’s also about what great teachers do in their classrooms, about applying knowledge consistently across classrooms, in order to help pupils to become more confident in their subjects. This book shows every teacher – whatever your subject – the simple steps which could transform your students into better speakers, listeners, readers and writers. Harnessing a range of straightforward, but powerful techniques, it shows you how to help each student in your subject to improve their spelling, to use the key vocabulary of your subject more accurately and to speak, read and write with confidence like a historian, scientist, designer or mathematician. The book is structured into clear sections which are then divided into short, easy-to-absorb units on the classroom implications of what we know about literacy. Don’t Call it Literacy!also includes: language commentaries which exemplify points made by the author; talking points at the end of each unit for self-assessment; a glossary for non-specialists; subject specific vocabulary for building students’ word power; tutor time spellings lists; a reading list on teaching, language, literacy and education. Written by a leading authority in the field, this book will help both trainee and practising secondary school teachers to turn their classroom into literacy-friendly environments, increasing the motivation and achievement of their students.

Don T Call It That

Author: Sidney I. Dobrin
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
Size: 36.83 MB
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Don T Call It That from the Author: Sidney I. Dobrin. A collection of essays that explore the graduate - level composition practicum: the forms it takes, The ways in which the course is used, the debate surrounding the existence and use of such a course.

Literacy Before Schooling

Author: Emilia Ferreiro
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
Size: 68.36 MB
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Literacy Before Schooling from the Author: Emilia Ferreiro.

Toward A Literacy Of Promise

Author: Linda A. Spears-Bunton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0805845364
Size: 71.80 MB
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Toward A Literacy Of Promise from the Author: Linda A. Spears-Bunton. "[This book] gives us strategies for bringing life back to school; it allows us to think creatively about connecting instruction to the lives of children who have not been well-served; it helps us learn to value the gifts with words our children of color bring; and it gives us hope for educating a generation that can change the status quo, that will build the America we have yet to see...the one that made that as-yet-unfulfilled promise of âe~liberty and justice for all.âe(tm)" Lisa Delpit, From the Foreword Toward a Literacy of Promise examines popular assumptions about literacy and challenges readers to question how it has been used historically both to empower and to oppress. The authors offer an alternative view of literacy âe" a "literacy of promise" âe" that charts an emancipatory agenda for literacy instructional practices in schools. Weaving together critical perspectives on pedagogy, language, literature, and popular texts, each chapter provides an in-depth discussion that illuminates how a literacy of promise can be realized in school and classrooms. Although the major focus is on African American middle and secondary students as a population that has experienced the consequences of inequality, the chapters demonstrate general and specific applications to other populations.

Everyday Biblical Literacy

Author: J Stephen Lang
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582974606
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Everyday Biblical Literacy from the Author: J Stephen Lang. Arranged alphabetically, from Aaron's rod to Zion, an illustrated resource analyzes 750 common biblical references to determine what they have come to represent in modern culture as exemplified by contemporary literature, art, song, and common phrases. 10,000 first printing.

Digital Literacy For Dummies

Author: Faithe Wempen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118962877
Size: 51.91 MB
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Digital Literacy For Dummies from the Author: Faithe Wempen. Develop and implement essential computer technology—with confidence Do you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications for school and the workplace, computer security and privacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so much more. Walks you through the basics of developing essential computer technology skills Shows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required to succeed in education, at home, and in the workforce Explains how the use of smartphones and digital cameras contribute to digital literacy With the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emerging countries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasing exponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn new skills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-follow explanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone to harness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or at work.

Feminist Perspectives On Sustainable Development

Author: Wendy Harcourt
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781856492447
Size: 77.21 MB
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Feminist Perspectives On Sustainable Development from the Author: Wendy Harcourt. This collection of essays seeks to provide an understanding of gender relations in sustainable development. Researchers, activists and policy-makers from the North and South offer new ways to challenge dominating knowledge-systems and development institutions, and discuss the difficulties women face on the margins of the development process. Contributions on resource management, power, knowledge production, culture, development institutions and politics, health and economics show that gender relations are not simply a footnote on our understanding of history and societies, but are central to the development discourse. The contributers include: Janet Abramovitz, Franck Amalric, Frederique Apffel Marglin, Lourdes Arzipe, Tariq Banuri, Rosi Braidotti, Raff Carmen, Willy Douma. Atu' Emberson-Bain, Wendy harcourt, Sabine Hausler, Noleen Heyzer, Heleen van der Hombergh, Cecile Jackson, Devaki Jain, Loes Keysers, Judith Richter, Gita Sen, Marja-Liisa Swantz, Corinne Wacker, Ange Wieberdink and Saskia Wieringa.

Literacy From A To Z

Author: Barbara Blackburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930533
Size: 17.28 MB
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Literacy From A To Z from the Author: Barbara Blackburn. This book offers strategies, activities, and tools to help teachers and reading specialists teach elementary and middle school students to become better readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. Written in a lively and accessible style with one chapter for each letter of the alphabet, Literacy from A to Z offers practical advice and fully realized examples to improve your lesson plans.

Developing Higher Level Literacy In All Students

Author: Thomas G. Gunning
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205522200
Size: 66.21 MB
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Developing Higher Level Literacy In All Students from the Author: Thomas G. Gunning. Help your students develop higher-level literacy skills required by today's demanding curriculum and high-stakes tests with Thomas Gunning! Known for his practical, research-based approach, Dr. Gunning offers classroom teachers the tools to promote higher-level literacy in all students. In his new book, he presents assessment procedures in a step-by-step format to guide teachers in reading assessment and includes model lessons for all strategies and techniques. Teachers rave about Thomas Gunning's strategies to promote higher-level skills! "I think this book would make an exceptional subject for an in-service workshop for all teachers of any school since the strategies can be applied at any grade level. I would enjoy participating or teaching a workshop of these ideas. The author seems to have created a knowledge base that is desperately needed in today's educational environment...especially in of high-stakes testing, merit pay, and low-performing schools." -Sylvia Hoke, MacArthur Junior High School, AR "I find the organization of the book logical, moving from an overview of specific issues, to assessment, to remedies and application. The writing style is personable and clear. The anecdotes and practical applications are, of course, the "good stuff," and it is impossible to ever have enough of them." -Polly Bill, Brandywine School District, DE Take a look inside: * Provides step-by-step lessons, examples, and practice materials for each higher-level literacy teaching strategy. * Addresses the needs of struggling learners with examples of maximum scaffolding that is gradually reduced to help teachers instruct all students. * Presents systematic specific instruction from easiest to complex and provides a comprehensive program for teaching students how to respond to higher-level constructed response questions. * Aligns instruction with assessment of higher-level skills.