A Hands-On Approach to Learning Letters and Sounds Through Play
Author: Katie Stokes
This book offers parents, teachers, and caregivers 101 creative, multi-sensory, and hands-on activities to help children develop skills and understanding in the four key areas of alphabet knowledge: letter shapes, letter names, letter sounds, and the ability to write letters. Your purchase includes digital access to more than 800 pages of printable alphabet resources to use with the activities in the book. Research shows that successful reading begins with recognizing letters and knowing the sounds they make. Therefore, teaching the alphabet is a great way for caring adults to set young children on the road to reading success. Inside this treasured resource book you will find:"How to" ideas for making letter learning fun and relevant to your childAnswers to common questions such as:* Do I teach letter names or letter sounds first?* Do I teach uppercase letters or lowercase letters first?* In what order should I teach the letters?* How many letters should I introduce at a time? * What letter style should I teach first: print, D'Nealian, or cursive?* How do I teach letters that make more than one sound?Practical advice for dealing with common letter learning challenges, such as:* Developing the proper pencil grip* Writing with the proper strokes* Reversing lettersWith 101 Ways to Teach the Alphabet, learning letters is fun and easy!
Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.
Author: John Holt
Publisher: Da Capo Press
This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”
Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
101 Fun Lessons to Teach Your Child to Read
Author: Hannah Braun
Publisher: Zephyros Press
Learn to Read Activity Book delivers engaging lessons to successfully teach your child to read while having F-U-N. Your child will learn to read--and actually enjoy the process--if it's fun. That's why seasoned primary school teacher, Hannah Braun, combines playful activities with effective lesson plans in Learn to Read Activity Book. Learn to Read Activity Book builds critical literary skills through a series of activities that create connections between letters and words and help your child learn to read. Helping your child learn to read is important work and Learn to Read Activity Book makes it rewarding for both of you, with: Play-Motivated Learning that includes coloring, tracing, mazes, puzzles, and word searches that entertain your child as they learn to read An Effective Teaching Method that uses the "I do, we do, you do" model to build independence through practice Over 100 Cumulative Lessons that begin with letter recognition and phonetics, and build towards reading complete words From letter recognition to word pronunciation you will witness exciting "light bulb" moments in your child as they joyfully learn to read with the Learn to Read Activity Book.
Author: Jane Case-Smith,Jane Clifford O'Brien
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The sixth edition of Occupational Therapy for Children maintains its focus on children from infancy to adolescence and gives comprehensive coverage of both conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. Inside you’ll discover new author contributions, new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends to keep you in step with the changes in pediatric OT practice. This edition provides an even stronger focus on evidence-based practice with the addition of key research notes and explanations of the evidentiary basis for specific interventions. Unique Evolve Resources website reinforces textbook content with video clips and learning activities for more comprehensive learning. Case studies help you apply concepts to actual situations you may encounter in practice. Evidence-based practice focus reflects the most recent trends and practices in occupational therapy. Unique! Chapter on working with adolescents helps you manage the special needs of this important age group. Unique! Research Notes boxes help you interpret evidence and strengthen your clinical decision-making skills. Video clips on a companion Evolve Resources website reinforce important concepts and rehabilitation techniques.
Author: E. L. Lancaster,Kenon D. Renfrow
Publisher: Alfred Music
The Teacher's Handbook serves as an aid in curriculum development and daily lesson planning. Suggested daily lesson plans, suggested assignments following each lesson plan, teaching tips for each unit, suggested examinations for the semester and answer keys for the written exercises and unit review worksheets. It also suggests ways to successfully integrate keyboard and computer technology into the curriculum.
A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction
Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.
Author: Susan M. Greve
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Features kid- and parent-friendly tips and activities The fun and easy way to grasp the ABCs of reading Want to introduce your child to reading, or strengthen your child's reading skills? This fun and entertaining guide shows you how to use phonics as an easy and engaging path to reading. Phonics For Dummies contains tips on mastering letter sounds in reading, activities to engage your child's enthusiasm, and advice for making reading interesting and fun. Discover how to: Use phonics to learn to read Improve reading and spelling skills Master unusual sounds and spellings Build your child's vocabulary Play games that encourage progress All this on the audio CD: Dozens of letter sounds in friendly lessons Keywords to help your child with reading and spelling Easy examples and tips for your child to follow Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Units of Study in the Primary Classroom
Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.
Author: Disha Experts
Publisher: Disha Publications
CTET Paper 2 (Science/ Maths) Year-wise Solved Papers (2011 - 2018) - English Edition contains Past 10 Solved Papers of the CTET exam. The past CTET Solved papers included are : June 2011, Jan & Nov 2012, July 2013, Feb & Sep 2014, Feb & Sep 2015 and Feb & Sep 2016 Papers. The languages covered in the tests are English (1st language) and Hindi (2nd language).
Author: Disha Experts
Publisher: Disha Publications
CTET Practice Workbook Paper 2 – Science/ Maths (10 Solved + 10 Mock papers), English Edition, contains 10 challenging Mock Papers along with 10 Past Solved Papers. The Mock Tests follows the exact pattern as per the latest CTET paper. The book also contains the solution to the past CTET papers of June 2011, Jan & Nov 2012, July 2013, Feb & Sep 2014, Feb & Sep 2015 and Feb & Sep 2016 Papers. The languages covered in the tests are English (1st language) and Hindi (2nd language). Each Practice Set in the book contains sections on Child Development & Pedagogy, English, Hindi, Mathematics and Science. The question papers have been set very diligently so as to give a real-feel of the actual TET. The book is also useful for other State TETs - UPTET, Rajasthan TET, Haryana TET, Bihar TET, Uttarakhand TET etc.
Author: Bill Martin, Jr.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom The well-known authors of "Barn Dance" and "Knots on a Counting Rope" have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert's rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.
Author: School Specialty Publishing,Lisa Schwimmer Marier,Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Publisher: Totline Publications
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Teach the alphabet using 101 Alphabet Activities for grades PK–1. This 80-page resource features 101 teaching ideas, each related to the theme of its title, and includes activities that span multiple curriculum areas, including math, language development, science, art, and music. This book aligns with state and national standards.
Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z
Author: Lois Ehlert
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.
Author: Marcie Baron,June Bradford
Publisher: Annick Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Your Own ABC is unique, designed to be customized for or by the individual child. Every page features two letters of the alphabet, each accompanied by a colorful illustration of a familiar item, as well as two "peek-a-boo" flaps. These spaces are designed to accommodate a photo or drawing of a favorite person, toy or pet in the child's life. Full color.
Educating Our Preschoolers
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Early Childhood Pedagogy
Publisher: National Academies Press
Clearly babies come into the world remarkably receptive to its wonders. Their alertness to sights, sounds, and even abstract concepts makes them inquisitive explorers--and learners--every waking minute. Well before formal schooling begins, children's early experiences lay the foundations for their later social behavior, emotional regulation, and literacy. Yet, for a variety of reasons, far too little attention is given to the quality of these crucial years. Outmoded theories, outdated facts, and undersized budgets all play a part in the uneven quality of early childhood programs throughout our country. What will it take to provide better early education and care for our children between the ages of two and five? Eager to Learn explores this crucial question, synthesizing the newest research findings on how young children learn and the impact of early learning. Key discoveries in how young children learn are reviewed in language accessible to parents as well as educators: findings about the interplay of biology and environment, variations in learning among individuals and children from different social and economic groups, and the importance of health, safety, nutrition and interpersonal warmth to early learning. Perhaps most significant, the book documents how very early in life learning really begins. Valuable conclusions and recommendations are presented in the areas of the teacher-child relationship, the organization and content of curriculum, meeting the needs of those children most at risk of school failure, teacher preparation, assessment of teaching and learning, and more. The book discusses: Evidence for competing theories, models, and approaches in the field and a hard look at some day-to-day practices and activities generally used in preschool. The role of the teacher, the importance of peer interactions, and other relationships in the child's life. Learning needs of minority children, children with disabilities, and other special groups. Approaches to assessing young children's learning for the purposes of policy decisions, diagnosis of educational difficulties, and instructional planning. Preparation and continuing development of teachers. Eager to Learn presents a comprehensive, coherent picture of early childhood learning, along with a clear path toward improving this important stage of life for all children.
A Classroom Curriculum
Author: Marilyn Jager Adams
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
This invaluable supplementary curriculum meets Reading First criteria and contains numerous classroom-ready activities designed to increase the phonemic awareness and preliteracy skills of preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students.