Unpacking Complexity in Informational Texts

Unpacking Complexity in Informational Texts

This is a valuable guide for teachers in grades 2-8, academic coaches, site administrators, and curriculum directors implementing the Common Core standards to increase the rigor and level of reading in all content areas.

Author: Sunday Cummins

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462518593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 147

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To acquire content knowledge through reading, students must understand the complex components and diverse purposes of informational texts, as emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. This practical book illuminates the ways in which a text's purpose, structure, details, connective language, and construction of themes combine to create meaning. Classroom-tested instructional recommendations and kid-friendly explanations guide teachers in helping students to identify and understand the role of these elements in different types of informational texts. Numerous student work samples, excerpts from exemplary books and articles, and a Study Guide with discussion questions and activities for professional learning add to the book's utility. This is a valuable guide for teachers in grades 2-8, academic coaches, site administrators, and curriculum directors implementing the Common Core standards to increase the rigor and level of reading in all content areas. Instructional strategies, sample lessons, anchor charts, examples of student work, and interactive templates are provided in each chapter.Teachers and those engaging in professional development can use this book to support their efforts to plan lessons that require students to engage with text, think critically, discuss their understanding, and write about information embedded in complex informational text.--Lori Greenwood, MA, Educational Leadership Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, Plumas Lake Elementary School District, Plumas Lake, CA
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Towards a More Complex View of Genre

Towards a More Complex View of Genre

... Content for Understanding Elementary Students' Comprehension of
Informational and Data Science Texts Jamie N. Mikeska ... I begin by proposing a
revised conceptual model to show the complex relationships between the reader
, text , activity ... In this section , I unpack these findings and discuss factors that
may be impacting students ' interactions and comprehension with the texts in this
study .

Author: Jamie N. Mikeska

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293032208948

Category: Content area reading

Page: 476

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Categories: Content area reading

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114637528

Category: Sociology

Page:

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology

The New Inclusion

The New Inclusion

Author: Kathy Perez

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772614

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 215

How can today’s educators rise to the challenges of teaching in the inclusive classroom, while at the same time making teaching more rewarding and beneficial for all students? In her new book, acclaimed international educational consultant Kathy Perez provides powerful instructional strategies, not only for students with special needs, but also for their general education peers. Her New Inclusion encompasses a broader understanding of the inclusive classroom, embracing all the different needs that teachers face—from special education, to ELL, to a wide spectrum of student ability and readiness. This innovative resource combines the latest research in brain-based teaching and student engagement with useful interventions and differentiated strategies. Designed to be of practical and immediate use, all chapters include a focus on the needs of less-able readers. In addition, information for implementation and adaptation is provided to accommodate various grade levels. The text includes classroom vignettes, ties to the Common Core, illustrations, diagrams, highlight boxes, and many more user-friendly features. “The most well-prepared teachers with the best-written lesson plans will affect nothing in their classrooms if the students are not engaged. . . . In this book, Kathy shares her teaching strategies, complete with clear instruction and do-able steps to suit different learning preference . . . facilitating classroom learning the Kathy Perez way certainly makes the classroom come alive!” —From the Foreword by Lim Chye Tin, Former Dean, Academy of Principals, Singapore “Kathy Perez has defined and outlined potential issues, common misconceptions, and specific strategies to intentionally address the various learning styles and problematic blocks that impede literacy development. Each chapter is organized for quick referencing and loaded with interactive activities that can be applied to any content area and grade level. This is a must-have for teachers looking for timesaving, highly effective ways to differentiate their instruction in an inclusive classroom.” —Jeannie Donoghue, Professional Development Director, Bureau of Education and Research, Seattle, WA “Teachers will find an abundance of practical strategies steeped in research and clustered around the learning needs of students, especially struggling students. Teachers and administrators have the will to create learning environments that promote student success, but time is so frequently the commodity that is scarce making exploration of new and innovative techniques challenging. Here is a toolkit rich with practices designed to promote learning and literacy in inclusive classrooms.” —Linda K. Rondeau, Superintendent, Pittsburg Unified School District “Dr. Perez provides both regular and special educators with a treasure house of research-based strategies and tools to help students with learning challenges achieve success in the classroom.” —Thomas Armstrong, executive director, American Institute for Learning and Human Development Kathy Perez is an award-winning classroom teacher, administrator, and author who has worked with students from preschoolers to college graduates. She is a professor of education, director of teaching leadership, and coordinator of professional development and outreach at Saint Mary’s College of California. She is available for dynamic presentations that are meaningful, memorable, and motivational.
Categories: Education

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

concept of the symbolic and his typology of bars by unpacking his ' Table of
Conversions ' between political economy and semiology . ... ( a table , two
schemas , and a figure ) have been developed in order to clarify the interplay of
images , music , and text in Marx ' s multi - dimensional writing . ... they suffer from
a loss of long - term informational resources . ... The reduction of temporal
complexity can be measured using techniques in fractal dimension analysis (
Barnsley 1988 ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046055649

Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page:

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Book Club

Book Club

In some stories , the setting is crucial to understanding the text . ... students read a
variety of genres , including science fiction , fantasy , informational texts , and
contemporary fiction . ... by making each genre explicit and then helping students
unpack the elements that make it unique . ... This diagram shows the complex
web of relationships among characters in E. L. Konigsburg's novel The View from
 ...

Author: Taffy Raphael

Publisher: International Reading Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015060396093

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 567

The popular book club program uses student-led book discussions to introduce children to the world of books and helps teachers engage all students with age-appropriate literature and numerous literary activities.
Categories: Education

Global Trends in Media Education

Global Trends in Media Education

What kind of text is it and how do we know ? ... The particular characteristics of a
specified genre in terms of their educational , informational , or entertainment
value ... Progression to the moving image would include how the more complex
skills of editing and sound mixing can be used to ... Cultural / symbolic languages
require more careful unpacking and a greater understanding of semiology and
other ...

Author: Tony Lavender

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: IND:30000087078972

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 389

Over the last decades Media Education has gradually obtained an educational status in many countries throughout the world although few countries have actually incorporated this subject in their formal school curricula. Where Media Education is taught today, it is principally carried out using a relaxed, pluralistic and a cross- or multidisciplinary approach. This book sets out to explore this new approach to the subject via chapters that are representative of ongoing work by leading Media Education researchers in nine different countries and from all five continents. Media Education is continually evolving and the individual chapters indicate that the passion for the subject is global while the actual translations of practices and policies are very much local. The book expands the debate about Media Education beyond the traditions and interests of one part of the world to encompass the needs of the rest.
Categories: Education

Writing Awesome Answers to Comprehension Questions Even the Hard Ones

Writing Awesome Answers to Comprehension Questions  Even the Hard Ones

It draws on multiple skills: students must be able to read and analyze a text passage; consider what aspect of the text the question addresses; and then quickly and concisely write about their ideas, citing evidence to support them.

Author: Nancy Boyles

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324015925

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 451

Help students appreciate texts and write about them with conviction. Responding to a comprehension question is a surprisingly complex task. It draws on multiple skills: students must be able to read and analyze a text passage; consider what aspect of the text the question addresses; and then quickly and concisely write about their ideas, citing evidence to support them. Hence the prominence of constructed-response questions in standardized testing. In this refreshingly clear and upbeat guide, literacy consultant Nancy Boyles gives a step-by-step demonstration of how to help students achieve success with this task—and in the process of unpacking the steps involved, demonstrates how the instruction can inspire teachers’ creativity as well as deepen students’ literacy skills. Filled with ready-to-use scaffolds for every stage of instruction—sets of sample questions, anchor charts, cue cards, answer frames—this is a one-stop resource for teaching students how to organize their thoughts about what they’ve read, and then set them down in writing.
Categories: Education

English Language Arts Grade 6 Module 3

English Language Arts  Grade 6 Module 3

Paths to College and Career Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country.

Author: PCG Education

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119227595

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 971

Paths to College and Career Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country. Originally developed for EngageNY and written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require, Paths to College and Career includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources. Paths to College and Career is a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students' ability to read closely and engage in text-based discussions, build evidence-based claims and arguments, conduct research and write from sources, and expand their academic vocabulary. Paths to College and Career's instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students. This enhanced curriculum provides teachers with freshly designed Teacher Guides that make the curriculum more accessible and flexible, a Teacher Resource Book for each module that includes all of the materials educators need to manage instruction, and Student Journals that give students learning tools for each module and a single place to organize and document their learning. As the creators of the Paths ELA curriculum for grades 6–12, PCG Education provides a professional learning program that ensures the success of the curriculum. The program includes: Nationally recognized professional development from an organization that has been immersed in the new standards since their inception. Blended learning experiences for teachers and leaders that enrich and extend the learning. A train-the-trainer program that builds capacity and provides resources and individual support for embedded leaders and coaches. Paths offers schools and districts a unique approach to ensuring college and career readiness for all students, providing state-of-the-art curriculum and state-of-the-art implementation.
Categories: Education

Man and Message

Man and Message

A Guide to Meaning-based Text Analysis Kathleen Callow ... into a language of
very different social and informational patternings than one's own , then it may be
necessary to “ unpack ” the ... A concept can be so complex that we have no 18.

Author: Kathleen Callow

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015045615096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 383

View: 320

Copublished with the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Man and Message provides a practical method of analyzing texts based on a cognitive, multilevel model of meaning presented in simple, non-technical language for a wide audience. It begins with a demonstration of human communications as grounded in a cognitive and language-independent meaning base, and details the non-verbal nature of meaning, purpose, conceptualization, thematic patterns, and coherence-providing relations. Then the model is applied to a variety of English texts by dividing it into subunits and displaying their inter-relations at all levels. Each chapter provides pointers in analyses that can be applied to any text in any language. The approach to analysis from a standpoint of cognition realized in language, rather than based in the language itself makes this an original and effective guide for text analysis of any kind in any language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Language Arts Grade 6 Module 2

English Language Arts  Grade 6 Module 2

Paths to College and Career Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country.

Author: PCG Education

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119227786

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 380

Paths to College and Career Jossey-Bass and PCG Education are proud to bring the Paths to College and Career English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and professional development resources for grades 6–12 to educators across the country. Originally developed for EngageNY and written with a focus on the shifts in instructional practice and student experiences the standards require, Paths to College and Career includes daily lesson plans, guiding questions, recommended texts, scaffolding strategies and other classroom resources. Paths to College and Career is a concrete and practical ELA instructional program that engages students with compelling and complex texts. At each grade level, Paths to College and Career delivers a yearlong curriculum that develops all students' ability to read closely and engage in text-based discussions, build evidence-based claims and arguments, conduct research and write from sources, and expand their academic vocabulary. Paths to College and Career's instructional resources address the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, English language learners, and gifted and talented students. This enhanced curriculum provides teachers with freshly designed Teacher Guides that make the curriculum more accessible and flexible, a Teacher Resource Book for each module that includes all of the materials educators need to manage instruction, and Student Journals that give students learning tools for each module and a single place to organize and document their learning. As the creators of the Paths ELA curriculum for grades 6–12, PCG Education provides a professional learning program that ensures the success of the curriculum. The program includes: Nationally recognized professional development from an organization that has been immersed in the new standards since their inception. Blended learning experiences for teachers and leaders that enrich and extend the learning. A train-the-trainer program that builds capacity and provides resources and individual support for embedded leaders and coaches. Paths offers schools and districts a unique approach to ensuring college and career readiness for all students, providing state-of-the-art curriculum and state-of-the-art implementation.
Categories: Education

Rethinking English in Schools

Rethinking English in Schools

It is through such an historical awareness and an awareness of the complexity of
social interaction that Walsh sees the ... While they unpack the baggage that has
come with the term aesthetic in the past , they mount a detailed proposal for ...
and content in relation to the kinds of engagement with texts that English
teachers hope their students will experience . ... to acquire both the informational
knowledge that comes from efferent reading and the literary knowledge that
comes from ...

Author: Viv Ellis

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: CORNELL:31924108052402

Category: Education

Page: 249

View: 443

This book suggests that English teaching has something both to reclaim and renew. >
Categories: Education

Issues in Feminist Film Criticism

Issues in Feminist Film Criticism

In the first place , the distanciation itself tends to force the spectator into an active
relation with the text , opening up the potential for questioning and analysis . ...
serves both to complete the reference and also to unpack the wealth of social ,
cultural , and historical meaning encapsulated by it . ... The film operates in a
relatively complex manner , by presenting its material as ... Added to — and
transformed by — the documentary / informational aspects of these two
discourses is a fictional ...

Author: Patricia Erens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015001233304

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 450

View: 748

"This anthology makes it abundantly clear that feminist film criticism is flourishing and has developed dramatically since its inception in the early 1970s." -- Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Erens brings together a wide variety of writings and methodologies by U.S. and British feminist film scholars. The twenty-seven essays represent some of the most influential work on Hollywood film, women's cinema, and documentary filmmaking to appear during the past decade and beyond. Contributors include Lucie Arbuthnot, Linda Artel, Pam Cook, Teresa de Lauretis, Mary Ann Doane, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Lucy Fischer, Jane Gaines, Mary C. Gentile, Bette Gordon, Florence Jacobowitz, Claire Johnston, E. Ann Kaplan, Annette Kuhn, Julia Lesage, Judith Mayne, Sonya Michel, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, B. Ruby Rich, Gail Seneca, Kaja Silverman, Lori Spring, Jackie Stacey, Maureen Turim, Diane Waldman, Susan Wengraf, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.
Categories: Performing Arts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

It is shown that sophisticated linguistic skill is necessary to unpack the composit
metaphors , expected & unexpected mixtures ... Text & film can be assembled
together for comparison . ... ( FIN ) 1 Informational Finnish refers in this context to
text ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079919091

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages

Mute

Mute

... on the other hand , is of the opinion that in a time of increasingly complex and
skilled labour , and of a working day that ... UNPACKING IMMATERIAL LABDUR
Maurizio Lazzarato's discussion of ' Immaterial Labour was perhaps the first
extended treatment of the topic to appear in English . Part of an important
anthology of Italian texts published in the mid ' 90s , Lazzarato's work defined the
term immaterial labour as ' labour that produces the informational and cultural
content of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036970267

Category: Art and electronics

Page:

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Categories: Art and electronics

Archival practices and sites in the contemporary art field

Archival practices and sites in the contemporary art field

A series of events , books , exhibitions , conferences and website documents
culminated in a residency at the Design Council ... In 1965 he was awarded Art ,
Kitakyushu , Japan ; group shows : Unpacking Europea , Museum Boijmans Van
 ...

Author: Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg

Publisher: Konig

ISBN: UCSD:31822033367483

Category: Archives

Page: 639

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"This book documents and extends the exhibition-project 'Interarchiv' of the Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg in co-operation with Hans-Peter Feldmann and Hans Ulrich Obrist, 1997-2002"--Colophon.
Categories: Archives

Public Understanding of Science

Public Understanding of Science

... ( where we simply conclude that supernovae looked ogy ought to be
understood as an informational different in the past ) . ... as a to interpret the
cosmological constant and hardly “ book , " " language , ” “ text , ” or “ code " there
to be mentioning ... a critical approach , ROMs of digitized images of the ever -
decreasing capable of unpacking the differing interests and ... and elegant
treatment of a complex , iconography , and performance in the construction and
crucially important subject ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P007170429

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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An international journal of research in the public dimensions of science and technology.
Categories: Electronic journals

Webster s New Reference Library

Webster s New Reference Library

Author: Thomas Nelson Publishers

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: 0840741219

Category: Reference

Page: 1334

View: 610

A one volume source that includes dictionaries of English and foreign languages, biblical, business and medical terminology, a section that includes biographical profiles, a world gazetteer, and an atlas, and brief articles pertaining to history, music, c
Categories: Reference