Great Habits, Great Readers: A Practical Guide for K-4 Reading in the Light of Common Core: Teaching the Skills and Strategies Students Need for Success

Great Habits, Great Readers: A Practical Guide for K-4 Reading in the Light of Common Core: Teaching the Skills and Strategies Students Need for Success

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By (author) Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, By (author) Aja Settles, By (author) Juliana Worrell

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 234mm x 30mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 12 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118143957
  • ISBN 13: 9781118143957
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 545,946

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A book that brings the habits of reading to life Great readers are not made by genetics or destiny but by the habits they build--habits that are intentionally built by their teachers. The early formal years of education are the key to reversing the reading gap and setting up children for success. But K-4 education seems to widen the gap between stronger and weaker readers, not close it. Today, the Common Core further increases the pressure to reach high levels of rigor. What can be done? This book includes the strategies, systems, and lessons from the top classrooms that bring the habits of reading to life, creating countless quality opportunities for students to take one of the most complex skills we as people can know and to perform it fluently and easily. Offers clear teaching strategies for teaching reading to all students, no matter what level Includes more than 40 video examples from real classrooms Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, bestselling author of Driven by Data and Leverage Leadership Great Habits, Great Readers puts the focus on: learning habits, reading habits, guided reading, and independent reading.

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"Great" Habits, " Great" ReadersOur students aren't born knowing how to decode words, make inferences, and cite evidence. In truth, great reading grows from great habits--a deeply learned set of skills and strategies that students can access the instant they begin reading. "Great Habits, Great Readers" is about the choices we as K-4 literacy instructors can make to teach every one of our students the habits of skillful reading. It outlines those strategies, systems, and lesson types that bring the habits of reading to life, creating countless high-quality opportunities for students to practice one of the most complex skills humans can learn.This book, and the Reading-by-Habit model it proposes, provides concrete guidance. "Great Habits, Great Readers" is not just about finding the right texts (though we'll cover that); it's not just about making discussions more text-dependent (though we'll address that, too). At its heart, the Reading-by-Habit model is about transforming that moment when a child gets something wrong into an opportunity to teach the habits that will help him or her get it right. Inside this book you'll find: The Reading-by-Habit model, which builds a bridge between the rigor of the Common Core and the real-life needs of your classFive types of lessons Read-aloud, comprehension skills, phonics, guided reading, and independent readingThe tools you need to address the Common Core across your literacy block in a sustained, meaningful wayRich resources--from 40+ video clips to Professional Development workshop scripts to show you what truly game-changing reading instruction looks likePraise for "Great Habits, Great Readers" """"Great Habits, Great Readers" brings the Common Core to life through real children, real teachers, amazing results, and an absolute clarity about what is needed in our elementary school classrooms. This book is a complete roadmap to excellence."--Mark Murphy, Secretary of Education, Delaware Department of Education"Bambrick-Santoyo and his colleagues have proven it's possible to create extraordinary schools for the children who need them most. In this book, they do something even more important--they show us how. Every educator in America should read, discuss, and act on the ideas in this book."--Timothy Knowles, John Dewey Urban Education Institute Director and clinical professor, University of Chicago

Table of contents

DVD Contents ix DVD Video Contents xiii Foreword xxi Acknowledgments xxiii About the Authors xxv About Uncommon Schools xxvii Introduction 1 PART 1 Set the Habits of Learning 23 Part 1 Introduction: The Fundamental Habits 25 1 Habits of the Classroom:Multiply Your Minutes 27 Setting Up the Room Habits of Effective Transitions Conclusion: From Socks to Success 2 Habits of Discussion: Change Student Talk, Change Student Thinking 45 The Power of Prompting Learning to Share Learning to Build Making the Habits Happen Conclusion: From Futsal to the "Big Game" PART 2 Teach the Skills of Reading 75 Part 2 Introduction: The Art of Targeted Teaching 77 3 What to Teach: Defining a RoadMap for Rigor 81 Assessment--Create the Road Map for Rigor Selecting an Early Literacy Assessment Assessment Meets Curriculum Conclusion: Time to Begin the Journey 4 Read-Aloud Lessons: Teachers Model for Success 103 Lesson Prework: Planning for Read-Aloud Lesson Introduction: Making it Clear and Making it Matter I Do: Modeling the Skill We Do: Practicing the Skill Check for Understanding: Make Sure Your Practice Was Good Practice Conclusion:What Great Reading Looks Like 5 Teaching Comprehension Skills: Stanza by Stanza 129 Lesson Prework: "Teach the Reader" Meets "Teach the Text" I Do: Modeling the Skill We Do: Practicing Together You Do: Making Independent Practice Sacred Conclusion: A First Taste of Independence 6 Teaching Phonics: Greasing the Wheel 145 Choosing the Wheel: Make Sure It's a Round One Greasing the Wheel: Three Ways to Make Phonics Spin Faster Conclusion: Phonics and Foundations PART 3 Build the Habits of Reading 165 Part 3 Introduction: The Making of Magical Moments 167 7 Analysis and Action: Mind the Journey 171 Administering Assessment Collecting Data From Assessment to Analysis From Analysis to Action Conclusion: The Path Forward 8 Guided Reading Planning: Move Beyond the Map 189 Structuring a Guided Reading Lesson Prework: Selecting a Text to Match the Data Guided Reading Lesson Planning--A Sample Before Reading During Reading After Reading Conclusion:When You've Set the Course 9 Guided Reading Execution: Stay on Course 217 Before Reading During and After Reading: The Power of Prompting The Prompting Guides from 0 to 1000 Conclusion: A Path for Every Student 10 Independent Reading: Don't Wait for a Hero's Quest 243 Choose and Organize Texts for Success Set Expectations for Independence Insist on Intellectual Accountability Conclusion: Love Matters PART 4 Lead by Habit 261 Part 4 Introduction: Script the Change You Need 263 11 The Schedule: Getting It All on the Table 265 The Scheduling Process: An Overview How Much Time Can You Make for Reading? How Should You Spend Reading Time? Building the Schedule: One Teacher, Two Hours Three Variations to the Schedule Conclusion: All in Good Time 12 Coaching Teachers: A Guide for School Leaders and Coaches 287 The Growth Mind-Set Lead Professional Development Observe Regularly Drive It with Data Identify the Key Action Steps Give Effective Feedback Coach Planning Your Next Steps Conclusion:Why It Matters PART 5 Professional Development Workshops--Overview and Highlights 309 Part 5 Introduction: Workshops Included with This Book 311 13 Habits of the Classroom Workshop 313 14 Habits of Discussion Workshop 317 15 Read-Aloud Workshop 321 16 Comprehension Skills Workshop 325 17 Guided Reading Planning Workshop 329 18 Guided Reading Prompting Workshop 335 Appendix: Tools and Resources 339 Great Habits, Great Readers Discussion Guide 429 Notes 439 Index 446 How to Use the DVD 457