Literacy Unleashed

Author: Bonnie D. Houck
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622330
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Literacy Unleashed from the Author: Bonnie D. Houck. In Literacy Unleashed, Bonnie D. Houck and Sandi Novak explain why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leaders’ most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district. The authors—both seasoned literacy and leadership experts—share processes and practices to help you * Identify the elements of effective literacy instruction and establish common beliefs, practices, and language within the education community. * Convene a team to conduct classroom observations and pinpoint common patterns that indicate your school or district's areas of strength and need. * Provide targeted professional development and resources that reduce unnecessary budget expenditures. * Implement the LCV Model across your entire school—ncluding all grade levels and content areas—or district. * Ensure that all students are mastering grade-level standards and expectations. This comprehensive guide includes a repertoire of tools, checklists, and templates to support you on the LCV journey, along with scenarios and videos of real schools and practitioners to illustrate what the model looks like in action. With both academic standards and 21st century jobs requiring higher-level literacy skills, quality reading instruction is more important than ever. This book provides everything you need to create a culture of literacy, reflective practice, and continual learning among staff and students alike.

African American Literacies Unleashed

Author: Arnetha F. Ball
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809388243
Size: 55.72 MB
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African American Literacies Unleashed from the Author: Arnetha F. Ball. This pioneering study of African American students in the composition classroom lays the groundwork for reversing the cycle of underachievement that plagues linguistically diverse students. African American Literacies Unleashed: Vernacular English and the Composition Classroom approaches the issue of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) in terms of teacher knowledge and prevailing attitudes, and it attempts to change current pedagogical approaches with a highly readable combination of traditional academic discourse and personal narratives. Realizing that composition is a particular form of social practice that validates some students and excludes others, Arnetha Ball and Ted Lardner acknowledge that many African American students come to writing and composition classrooms with talents that are not appreciated. To empower and inform practitioners, administrators, teacher educators, and researchers, Ball and Lardner provide knowledge and strategies that will help unleash the potential of African American students and help them imagine new possibilities for their successes as writers. African American Literacies Unleashed asserts that necessary changes in theory and practice can be addressed by refocusing attention from teachers’ knowledge deficits to the processes through which teachers engage information relevant to culturally informed pedagogy. Providing strategies for unlearning racism in the classroom and changing the status quo, this volume stresses the development and maintenance of a real sense of teaching efficacy— teachers’ beliefs in their abilities to connect with and work effectively with all students— and reflective optimism— teachers’ informed expectations that all students have the potential to succeed.

The Internet Unleashed

Author: Philip Baczewski
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Size: 27.13 MB
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The Internet Unleashed from the Author: Philip Baczewski. This all-in-one guide targets the Internet navigator, the one who knows how to get around. Packed with advanced techniques for exploiting all the Internet tools, it also shows readers how to start and maintain their own on-line media service and integrate it with their network and E-mail systems. The accompanying disk features dozens of PC-based Internet tools along with an updated electronic listing of Internet sources.

Multidisciplinary Perspectives On Literacy Research

Author: Richard Beach
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
Size: 32.89 MB
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Multidisciplinary Perspectives On Literacy Research from the Author: Richard Beach. Since publication of the first edition, literacy researchers have drawn increasingly on sociocultural and sociolinguistic theories of literacy learning to examine literacy learning practices within literacy events and contexts. This second edition examines the relationships between current disciplinary and theoretical perspectives associated with these social and cultural perspectives shaping literacy research.

The Internet Unleashed

Author: Sams Publishing (Firm)
Publisher: Sams
ISBN: 9780672307140
Size: 57.38 MB
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The Internet Unleashed from the Author: Sams Publishing (Firm). Everything you need to master the Internet--including all the software the user neeeds to get connected and one the Internet, regardless of computing platform. This book includes hundreds of tricks and techniques that show how to find the information you need, when you need it. Updated for 1995 with new chapters on the WWW, setting up Internet servers, information harvesting. integrating the Internet into business, and much more. (Communications/Networking)

Rhetoric Cultural Studies And Literacy

Author: Rhetoric Society of America. Conference
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805816099
Size: 73.63 MB
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Rhetoric Cultural Studies And Literacy from the Author: Rhetoric Society of America. Conference. This volume presents a representative cross-section of the more than 200 papers presented at the 1994 conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. The contributors reflect multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives -- English, speech communication, philosophy, rhetoric, composition studies, comparative literature, and film and media studies. Exploring the historical relationships and changing relationships between rhetoric, cultural studies, and literacy in the United States, this text seeks answers to such questions as what constitutes "literacy" in a post-modern, high-tech, multi-cultural society?

The Internet Unleashed 1996

Publisher: Sams
ISBN: 9781575210414
Size: 63.30 MB
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The Internet Unleashed 1996 from the Author: . Looks at the history and social impact of the Internet, tells how to use it to find information, and discusses Internet features, tools, and services

Literacy Through Symbols Second Edition

Author: Tina Detheridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134143737
Size: 49.33 MB
Format: PDF
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Literacy Through Symbols Second Edition from the Author: Tina Detheridge. This second edition of an important and essentially practical book is now fully updated and revised to take into account the significant developments that have been made in using symbols to support literacy. It is full of ideas and examples of the ways in which access to literacy can be enhanced through the use of symbols, based on the experience of the authors and many practitioners. Topics covered include how symbols are being used in schools, colleges and day care centers; ways in which symbols can help to enhance learning and independence; lots of new examples of good practice from practitioners; the results of the Rebus Symbol development project; how symbols fit in with the National Literacy Strategy; and how symbols can be used to make information more accessible. Teachers in mainstream and special schools, teaching assistants, day-care workers and parents should find this book helps them understand how to use symbols to improve literacy and aid communication.

Religious Literacy

Author: Stephen Prothero
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061856215
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Religious Literacy from the Author: Stephen Prothero. The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. Only 10 percent of American teenagers can name all five major world religions and 15 percent cannot name any. Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the Bible holds the answers to all or most of life's basic questions, yet only half of American adults can name even one of the four gospels and most Americans cannot name the first book of the Bible. Despite this lack of basic knowledge, politicians and pundits continue to root public policy arguments in religious rhetoric whose meanings are missed—or misinterpreted—by the vast majority of Americans. "We have a major civic problem on our hands," says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. He makes the provocative case that to remedy this problem, we should return to teaching religion in the public schools. Alongside "reading, writing, and arithmetic," religion ought to become the "Fourth R" of American education. Many believe that America's descent into religious illiteracy was the doing of activist judges and secularists hell-bent on banishing religion from the public square. Prothero reveals that this is a profound misunderstanding. "In one of the great ironies of American religious history," Prothero writes, "it was the nation's most fervent people of faith who steered us down the road to religious illiteracy. Just how that happened is one of the stories this book has to tell." Prothero avoids the trap of religious relativism by addressing both the core tenets of the world's major religions and the real differences among them. Complete with a dictionary of the key beliefs, characters, and stories of Christianity, Islam, and other religions, Religious Literacy reveals what every American needs to know in order to confront the domestic and foreign challenges facing this country today.