This practical book illuminates the ways in which a text?s purpose, structure, details, connective language, and construction of themes combine to create meaning.
Author: Sunday Cummins
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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 (CCSS). 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. ÿ
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Author: Sunday Cummins
Publisher: Guilford Publications
"Given the number of well-developed informational sources available to educators and students and the focus of departments of education on learning from these sources, there is so much potential for students to grow as critical consumers of information. Being able to read informational sources closely or watch and listen to sources carefully--across all content areas--creates a path for being able to understand the world better. More than ever before, close reading has become an essential approach with students and the informational sources they are attempting to understand. In addition to addressing instruction with traditional printed texts, I address how to teach for understanding of content in videos and infographics. I have also developed a three-phase plan for learning and a matching template for lesson planning"--
... 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
As we move toward a more fluid informational infrastructure, digital immigrants
will continue to adapt to the ever- ... is to unpack these concepts, explicate how
they relate to higher education, and suggest ways that we can evaluate and ...
The structure of this text is flexible. ... foster engagement in socially cognitive rich
interactions, and deepen understanding of complex issues (Gee 2007; Jenkins
Author: William G. Tierney
Publisher: JHU Press
The college application processâ€”which entails multiple forms, essays, test scores, and deadlinesâ€”can be intimidating. For students without substantial school and family support, the complexity of this process can become a barrier to access. William G. Tierney, Tracy Fullerton, and their teams at the University of Southern California approach this challenge innovatively. Using the tools of online games and social media, they have developed ways to make applying for college much less intimidating. While the vast majority of college students use social media and gaming in their everyday lives, colleges and universities have been slow to recognize and harness the power of either. Postsecondary Play explores the significance of games and social media in higher education, and particularly how they can be used to attract, retain, educate, and socialize students. Tierney, a past president of the American Educational Research Association, has gathered some of the best research on the emerging role of games and social media in the classroom and how these tools can boost student confidence and increase college access. Scholars writing from a wide variety of disciplinesâ€”college access, social media, game studies, and learning sciencesâ€”provide concrete examples to illustrate the new and complex ways in which students learn in response to social media and games. Tierney and the contributors find that, although games can be powerful tools for encouraging underserved students, quality game design and mastering the concept of playâ€”the ability to develop skills while engaging in the gameâ€”are essential in the effective use of serious games in teaching and learning. Summarizing a decade of research in game design and learning, Postsecondary Play will appeal to higher education scholars and students of learning, online gaming, education, and the media.
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.
In some stories , the setting is crucial to understanding the text . ... In Book Club
students read a variety of genres , including science fiction , fantasy , informational texts , and contemporary fiction . Teachers can support students 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 Saturday . get married -
live in Florida ...
Author: Taffy Raphael
Publisher: International Reading Assn
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.
Author: Maria del Pilar Garcia MayoPublish On: 2007
... relationships between events, and to create larger informational chunks to
facilitate memory encoding, storage and retrieval (Robinson, 1995). ... condition,
which may establish more elaborated output plans, out of which more complex
language can be unpacked. ... the effect of elaborative output planning because '
function words provide the mortar which binds the text together' (Biber et ah,
Author: Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Aimed at professionals and students working in SLA research and language pedagogy, this title brings together research that makes use of tasks to examine oral interaction, written production, vocabulary and reading, lexical innovation and pragmatics in different formal language learning contexts and in different languages.
The Need for Clarity of Method in Narrative Inquiry One recurring problem
mentioned in the introduction continued to surface as we looked for informative texts to include in ... narrative processes , language , contexts , and moments ) to
“ highlight both the individuality and the complexity of a life ... They unpacked the
narrative inquiry processes in conversational interviewing , from choosing the
narrators to ...
Author: D. Jean Clandinin
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Composed by international researchers, the Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the developing methodology of narrative inquiry. The Handbook outlines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of narrative inquiry as well as describes different forms of narrative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind volume offers an emerging map of the field and encourages further dialogue, discussion, and experimentation as the field continues to develop.
A Guide to Meaning-based Text Analysis Kathleen Callow ... very different social
and informational patternings than one ' s own , then it may be necessary to “ unpack ” the complexities and ... A concept can be so complex that we have no
Author: Kathleen Callow
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
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
This book suggests that English teaching has something both to reclaim and renew.
concept of the symbolic and his typology of bars by unpacking his ' Table of
Conversions ' between political economy and ... of study ; they are also treated as
frameworks of interpretation which may be both drawn from and applied to Marx's text . ... Micromanaged systems lose resiliency because 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 ) .
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
Author: Tony Lavender
Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
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.
What are “Imperative Sentences”? The word "imperative" is derived from the term "emperor". Imperative sentences are used to give commands (orders). Imperative sentences are also used to give instruction/advice/suggestion/warning/invitation/appeal. Imperative sentences are also used to make a request. You should use ‘please’ (or other polite word) in the beginning or at the end of the sentence to make a request. An imperative sentence begins with the base (first) form of a verb which is also called verb word. In imperative sentence, subject - ‘you’ - is understood. However, for first and third person imperative, imperative sentence begins with ‘let’. You can end imperative sentence with period (.) or exclamation (!). Exclamation is used to show direct and firm command. ‘Imperative’ is one of the three moods of an English verb (indicative, imperative and subjunctive). EXAMPLES OF IMPERATIVE SENTENCES: (A). DIRECT ORDER Attend the meeting. Discharge your duty. Enforce the law. Quash the previous order. Return to work. Vacate this place. (B). INSTRUCTION Climb the stair. Fill out this form. Go on foot. Hang a painting. Light a candle. Note this down. Open up the cage. Push a trolley. Spell it out. Tie your shoe laces. Unpack the luggage. (C). INFORMAL ADVICE Book a hotel room. Improve your appearance. Mend your ways. Walk elegantly. (D). SUGGESTION Follow your dreams Keep up your English. (E). WARNING Don’t Jump that gate! Watch out for traffic signal! (F). INVITATION Come to the party with me. Have a meal with us. Let’s stay in my house. (G). APPEAL Be Silent. Let’s curb the menace of drugs addiction. (H). REQUEST Give me five hundred dollars, please. Come soon, please. Other Uses of Imperative Sentences: 1. Wish -- Have a safe journey. 2. Apology -- Pardon me. 3. Permission -- Join us if you want. 4. Public Notice -- Imperatives are used on signboards or notice board: Keep off the grass. Insert your ATM card. Pull the door. Push inside. Important Note -- An imperative sentence can imply different senses (command/instruction/advice, etc.) based on the intonation. [Note: ‘Intonation’ is defined as the rise and fall of the voice in speaking, as this affects the meaning of what is being said.] English Imperative Sentences -- A Abide by the commission’s verdict. Accept his decision. Achieve your target. Acknowledge achievements of women. Acquire land for road infrastructure. Act quickly. / Act swiftly. Add details to this report. Address a press conference. Address his concerns regarding payments next week. Address their demands. Adhere to dos and don’ts of the pilgrimage. Adhere to the standard operating procedure. Adjust the rules to help consumers. Adjust to a new location. Admire your parents. Adopt ‘do it right’ approach. Adopt a good strategy in choosing right candidates. Adopt long-term vision for industry. Adopt modern technology. Adopt wait and watch policy. Adopt zero tolerance against underage driving. Aim it. Airlift the injured to the state capital for treatment. Allow her to explain herself completely without interrupting her. Allow him to return home. Alter the course of your life. Amend the act. Analyze the reasons for your defeat. Analyze the sample. Announce a compensation for the victim’s family. Announce your candidacy. Answer the question. Anticipate rate hikes. Apologize if you hurt someone. Apply band aid / Apply ointment. Apply colours on his forehead. Apply for a job. Apply for marks verification. Apply for passport. Appoint a manager. Appreciate compassionate behaviour. Approach him for help. Approach the court. Approve the plan. Arrange everything before it is late. Arrange for cash to meet your expenses. Arrange funds from your relatives. Arrange funds on your own. Arrive early on the scene. Ask for a receipt. Ask for more information. Ask him his name. Ask him what had happened. Ask politely. Ask the right questions.
1 The systemic - functional concept of congruence is employed to demonstrate
the complexity & inaccessibility of media texts for students new to English in the
context of economics or the Australian media , drawing on an analysis of media ...
... ( 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
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Category: Electronic journals
An international journal of research in the public dimensions of science and technology.
Author: Kunstraum der Universität LüneburgPublish On: 2002
Promotion über den sozialen Raum in der zeitgenössischen Stuttgart ) , the
principle details the informational context of a ... M aurizio Nannucci , born 1939 ,
explores the complex relationship between Recent projects included : The Value
of ... A series of events , books , exhibitions , conferences and websi - nomena . ...
Nnsam , Vienna ; Andrea Rosen Gallery , New York ; Center for Contemporary
Art , Kitakyushu , Japan ; group shows : Unpacking Europea , Museum Boijmans
Author: Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg
"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.