Visual sources are increasingly prevalent in today's society. This cross-curricular resource provides teachers with new and engaging strategies to help students closely read visual texts. Teachers will learn to evaluate the complexity of visual texts and match them to their students. Students will learn to analyze visual sources, understand both explicit and implicit messages, interpret underlying meaning, and engage in meaningful discussion.
Based on practical research, this approach offers students engagement in the full suite of Language Arts as defined by the International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. The strategies are divided by purpose (receptive and productive strategies) and arranged by content area to support all teachers. For each content area, grades K-1 and 2-3 samples lessons are provided.
With concrete tools and techniques and a wide range of suggested visual texts to use in the classroom, teachers can prepare students for interaction with primary sources, digital media, and the visual-heavy world of 21st century learning. Digital downloads of visual texts and student pages are included.
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning (Second Edition) Audiobook
Narrated by Dr. Sharroky Hollie, this abridged audiobook provides novice and experienced educators with a pedagogical framework for implementing culturally and linguistically responsive strategies in today's diverse classrooms.
Clothesline Math: The Master Number Sense Maker
Implement Clothesline Math and teach number sense in K-12 classrooms! This essential resource includes the materials that teachers need to conduct Clothesline Math lessons, and techniques for effectively facilitating the ensuing mathematical discourse.
Integrated English Language Development
This powerful resource defines and supports the implementation of Integrated English Language Development (I-ELD) and provides research-based instructional strategies to immerse students in content while promoting oral and written language development.
Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments
This resource defines social and emotional learning and digs into the real work of incorporating SEL in K-12 schools. It makes the connection between research and practical application through real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom.
The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop
Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander shows how to shake up the traditional writing workshop to make writing fun again. Using his techniques and strategies, you'll invigorate the writing workshop and motivate even the most reluctant writers.
Making and Writing Words: Grades K-1
Idioms and Other English Expressions Grades 4-6
Introduce idioms and effectively incorporate them into your language and writing instruction. The idioms and expressions included in this resource are provided within stories to provide contest to help all students, including English language learners.
The 5Es of Inquiry-Based Science
Create an active learning environment in grades K-12 using the 5E inquiry-based science model! Featuring a practical guide to implementing the 5E model of instruction, this resource clearly explains each "E" in the 5E model of inquiry-based science.
Science for English Language Learners
Effectively build students' language skills while developing their scientific understanding. Using the inquiry-based 5E model of instruction, this product offers valuable strategies for developing students' scientific content knowledge.
Integrating Technology into the Curriculum 2nd Edition
This updated, second edition resource provides teachers with classroom-tested ideas and resources to enhance instruction and help make the integration of technology into the classroom a seamless process.
Teaching Science Today 2nd Edition
Primary Source Fluency Activities: My Community Then and Now
Learn about local government, community jobs, and government leaders through primary source documents. Help students develop fluent and meaningful oral reading, and develop vocabulary and word decoding skills.