Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 6-12
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Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 6-12

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In this sequel to their bestseller Visible Learning for Literacy, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie help teachers to inspire students by sharing structures and tools that have high-impact on learning, and insights on which stage of learning they have that high impact. With Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, students will go from surface to deep to transfer learning. It's all about using the most effective practices - and knowing WHEN those practices are best leveraged to maximize student learning.
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 187 x 231 x 15.24mm | 470g
  • Corwin Press Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • First Edition
  • 1506332374
  • 9781506332376
  • 58,029

Table of contents

Introduction
Chapter 1. Mobilizing Visible Learning for Literacy
Visible Learning for Literacy
Components of Effective Literacy Learning
Adolescent Literacy: Reading
Adolescent Literacy: Writing
Knowledge of How Students Learn
Developmental View of Learning
Meaningful Experiences and Social Interaction
Surface, Deep, and Transfer of Learning
What Students Need
Scheduling Instructional Time
Spotlight on Three Teachers
Conclusion
Chapter 2. Teacher Clarity
Understanding Expectations in Standards
Learning Intentions in Literacy
Student Ownership of Learning Intentions
Connecting Learning Intentions to Prior Knowledge
Make Learning Intentions Inviting and Engaging
Social Learning Intentions
Success Criteria in Literacy
Success Criteria Are Crucial for Motivation
Conclusion
Chapter 3. Deliberate and Direct Teaching
Relevance
Teacher Modeling
Pair With Think-Alouds
The "I" and "Why" of Think-Alouds
Students Should Think Aloud, Too
Checking for Understanding
Use Questions to Probe Student Thinking
Guided Instruction
Formative Evaluation During Guided Instruction
Independent Learning
Fluency Building
Application
Spiral Review
Extension
Closure
Conclusion
Chapter 4. Teacher-Led Dialogic Instruction
Effective Talk, Not Just Any Talk
Foster Deep Learning and Transfer
Listen Carefully
Facilitate and Guide Discussion
Teacher-Led Tools for Dialogic Instruction
Anticipation Guides
Pinwheel Discussions
Opinion Stations
Close and Critical Reading
Scaffolded Reading With Small Groups
Conclusion
Chapter 5. Student-Led Dialogic Learning
The Value of Student-to-Student Discussion
The Social and Behavioral Benefits of Peer-Assisted Learning
Fostering Collaborative Discussions
Teach Students to Develop Their Own Questions
Student-Led Tools for Dialogic Learning
Fishbowl
Gallery Walks
Book Clubs
Readers Theatre
Reciprocal Teaching
Peer Tutoring
Conclusion
Chapter 6. Independent Learning
Finding Flow
Independent Reading for Fluency and Knowledge Building
Independent Writing
Power Writing
Error Analysis
Extended Writing Prompts
Learning Words Independently
Independently Working With Words
Use Games to Foster Retention
Big Ideas About Independent Learning
Does It Promote Metacognition?
Does It Promote Goal Setting?
Does It Promote Self-Regulation?
Conclusion
Chapter 7. Tools to Use in Determining Literacy Impact
Do You Know Your Impact?
Do You Know Your Collective Impact?
ASSESSING READING
Assessing Background Knowledge
Cloze Procedure
Vocabulary Matching Assessment
Assessing Reading Comprehension
Informal Reading Inventories
Reading Fluency
Metacomprehension Strategies Index (MSI)
Assessing Attitudes Toward Reading
ASSESSING WRITING
Assessing Writing Fluency
Assessing Spelling
Assessing Writing Holistically
Literacy Design Collaborative Student Work Rubrics
Why Assess? Know Your Impact
Conclusion
Compendium of Assessments
Appendix: Effect Sizes
References
Index
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About Doug B. Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He has served as a teacher, language development specialist, and administrator in public schools and non-profit organizations, including 8 years as the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Collaborative, a time of increased student achievement in some of San Diego's urban schools. Doug has engaged in Professional Learning Communities for several decades, building teams that design and implement systems to impact teaching and learning. He has published numerous books on teaching and learning, such as Assessment-capable Visible Learners and Engagement by Design.

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She has been a special education teacher, reading specialist, and administrator in public schools. Nancy has engaged in Professional Learning Communities as a member and in designing schoolwide systems to improve teaching and learning for all students. She has published numerous books, including The Teacher Clarity Playbook and Rigorous Reading. Professor John Hattie is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly 30 years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. His research, better known as Visible Learning, is a culmination of nearly 30 years synthesizing more than 1,500 meta-analyses comprising more than 90,000 studies involving over 300 million students around the world. He has presented and keynoted in over 350 international conferences and has received numerous recognitions for his contributions to education. His notable publications include Visible Learning, Visible Learning for Teachers, Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn, Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12, and, most recently, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning. Learn more about his research at www.corwin.com/visiblelearning.

Marisol Thayre is a teacher and author with experience teaching a large scope of students from various backgrounds, from the middle and high school to university levels. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of California at Santa Barbara and holds Master of Arts degree in English and Composition from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Marisol shares her knowledge with other teachers across the country as a presenter on Gradual Release of Responsibility, differentiated instruction, assessment, close reading and text-dependent questions, text complexity, and collaborative grouping. Marisol currently teaches Upper Division English at Health Sciences High and Middle College, a charter school in San Diego.
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