Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-5

Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades K-5

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Visible Learning schools, districts and teachers will benefit greatly from this highly practical resource with ready-to-go lessons that will aid them as they transition from learning about VL, to implementing and practicing these principals in their ELA classroom teaching. In each chapter, the authors also profile three teachers of various grade levels and locations who have worked to make learning visible for their students and have impacted learning in significant ways.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 187 x 231 x 17.78mm | 550g
  • Corwin Press Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • First Edition
  • 1506332366
  • 9781506332369
  • 46,482

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Mobilizing Visible Learning for Literacy
Visible Learning for Literacy
Components of Effective Literacy Learning
Knowledge of How Children Learn
Developmental View of Learning
Meaningful Experiences and Social Interaction
Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning
Phases of Reading Development
Phases of Writing Development
Formats and Scheduling
Time Organization
Across a Week
Across Content Areas
Spotlight on Three Teachers
Chapter 2. Teacher Clarity
Understanding Expectations in Standards
Learning Intentions in the Language Arts
Student Ownership of Learning Intentions
Connecting Learning Intentions to Prior Knowledge
Make Learning Intentions Inviting and Engaging
Social Learning Intentions
Success Criteria in Language Arts
Success Criteria Are Crucial for Motivation
Chapter 3. Direct Instruction
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
Spiral Review
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
Guided Reading
Write Dialogically With Shared Writing
Language Experience Approach
Interactive Writing
Close and Critical Reading
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 Children to Develop Their Own Questions
Student-Led Tools for Dialogic Learning
Collaborative Reasoning
Gallery Walks
Literature Circles
Readers Theatre
Reciprocal Teaching
Peer Tutoring
Chapter 6. Independent Learning
Finding Flow
Learning Words Independently
Independently Working With Words
Open and Closed Concept Word Sorts
Vocabulary Cards
Spelling Words
Word Games
Building Fluent Readers
Reading Into Recorder
Neurological Impress Model
Independent Reading
Independent Writing
Power Writing
Extended Writing Prompts
Big Ideas About Independent Learning
Does It Promote Metacognition?
Does It Promote Goal-Setting?
Does It Promote Self-Regulation?
Chapter 7. Tools to Use in Determining Literacy Impact
Do You Know Your Impact?
Do You Know Your Collective Impact?
Assessing Emergent and Early Readers
Language Comprehension
Early Language Learning Assessments
Concepts About Print
Yopp-Singer Test of Phoneme Segmentation
Sight Words
Decoding Assessments
Letter Identification
Assessing Reading of Meaningful Text
Miscue Analysis
Assessing Developing Readers
Assessing Reading Comprehension
Informal Reading Inventories
Cloze Procedure
Reading Fluency
Metacomprehension Strategies Index
Assessing Attitudes Toward Reading
Elementary Reading Attitude Survey
Assessing Spelling
Assessing Writing Fluency
Assessing Writing Holistically
Literacy Design Collaborative Student Work Rubrics
Assessing Writing Attitude and Motivation
Writing Attitude Survey
Why Assess? Know Your Impact
Compendium of Assessments
Appendix: Effect Sizes
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About Douglas 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.
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