This book provides students in grade 7-8 with practice in reading nonfiction selections and testing for comprehension with reading selections in science, history, geography, economics, and informational text.
Here's a way to teach the same grade-level content to students with varying reading skills! The same information is written at three different levels: below grade level, at grade level, and above grade level. All the students in your class can read the passage and have the information they need to respond to the same six questions that evaluate their comprehension of the subject matter. The curriculum topics for science, geography, history, and language arts are correlated to the McREL standards and benchmarks. The reading levels of the passages are calculated according to the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Formula.
Teach with urgency, bond with students, and maximize reading achievement and enjoyment for all. Regie Routman provides explicit demonstrations, an optimal learning model, detailed lessons, and strategies for any reading programs and any student - including ELLs and struggling readers. Learn to organize a classroom library with students, conduct guided reading, teach skills, implement interactive shared read-alouds, do informal reading conferences, improve assessment, and model comprehension.
Publisher: Heinemann Publishing
Product ID: HEN9780325029566
Grades: Grades K - 8
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 13.01 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9780325029566
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780325004921
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The RTI Daily Planning Book makes exemplary RTI possible in every classroom. Gretchen Owocki gives specific tools for collecting and assessing reading data and targeted follow-up instruction that are sensible and developmentally sensitive. Her research-based assessment framework shows what to assess, while rubrics, charts, and checklists support ongoing assessment of readers' progress. For intervention, she offers streamlined strategies linked to assessments by an if-then chart as well as ideas for grouping that increase instructional flexibility and avoid interruptions.
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Are Chantal Francois and Elisa Zonana's students like yours? Economically, linguistically, and culturally diverse; excited to write; yet underprepared for the kinds of writing demanded in middle school and beyond? For success in school, Standard English grammar isn't optional - it's an option every student must have. Don't be daunted. Francois and Zonana found a solution, and in Catching Up on Conventions they share lessons that help kids quickly master Standard English grammar.
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