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Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School

by Camille Blachowicz Donna Ogle Peter Fisher Laura Lang

In order to succeed in school and beyond, students in grades 6-12 need to understand and use both academic language and discipline-specific vocabulary. This book describes effective practices for integrating vocabulary study with instruction in English language arts, history/social studies, and math and science, and for helping students become independent, motivated word learners. The expert authors present a wealth of specific teaching strategies, illustrated with classroom vignettes and student work samples. Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are highlighted throughout; an extensive annotated list of print and electronic resources enhances the book's utility.

Fluency Instruction, Second Edition

by Camille Blachowicz Timothy Rasinski

This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers. New to This Edition Reflects advances in fluency research and the ongoing development of exemplary instructional approaches. Three new chapters on English language learners. Chapters on adolescent fluency, reading expressiveness, oral reading instruction, and text selection.

Pearson Reading Street California Unit 5

by Candy Dawson Boyd Sharon Vaughn Camille Blachowicz Wendy Cheyney Connie Juel Donald Leu Jeanne Paratore Sam Sebesta Deborah Simmons Karen Kring Wixson Peter Afflerbach Alfred Tatum Susan Watts Taffe Edward Kame' Enui

Reading Street California helps students understand the basic features of reading, writing, written and oral English language conventions, listening and speaking. Besides that, the students understand the basic features of reading. They select letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts. They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading skills.

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