Multiple Paths to Literacy K-2: Proven High-Yield Strategies to Scaffold Engaging (Paperback)

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The Essence of Effective and Engaging Literacy Learning K-2: What We Really Know Multiple Paths to Literacy K-2 Proven High-Yield Strategies to Scaffold Engaging Literacy Learning across the Curriculum Inquiry, Play, Art, Technology, and Self-Regulation through Intentional Teaching Multiple Paths to Literacy K-2 (2016), Miriam's latest book, equips teachers of young children with practical high-yield strategies, assessment tools, and motivating activities, all steeped in strong research and easily applicable in all kinds of learning environments. Included are many authentic writing samples, photos, mini-lessons, engaging activities and teacher stories that truly enliven the instructional methods. Sought-after author and speaker Miriam P. Trehearne demonstrates how to scaffold play, self-regulation, art, inquiry, technology and literacy learning effectively while linking assessment to instruction. There are multiple paths to literacy learning. That being said, we do know that there are some proven high-yield strategies that do make a huge difference no matter the path taken. The teachers celebrated in this research-based book demonstrate many high-yield strategies and instructional approaches by providing hundreds of practical ideas that teachers can put to use in their classrooms tomorrow. In the process, responses are provided for the following frequently asked questions and more: How does research describe the practice of the most effective/accomplished K-2 teachers? What do they do? -How can play and literacy learning effectively support one another? -How do mature play and immature play differ? -What do engaging and effective learning centres look like? -What is self-regulation and how does one scaffold it? -What does inquiry-based learning really mean? -What does the research say about how effective inquiry-based learning really is, in K-2 classrooms? -What does effective inquiry-based learning look like? -What is self-regulation and how does one develop this in K-2 classrooms? -What are the high-yield strategies or non-negotiables of effective literacy teaching and learning in K-2? -What is phonological awareness and how important is it in K-2? -How much time should be allocated specifically for language arts each day and how does one fit it all in? -How can one effectively organize the classroom? -What effect do classroom colors have on student learning? -How can one keep students meaningfully engaged during the language arts block? What are "the other kids doing" during guided reading? -How should phonics be taught? -How many high-frequency words (sight words) are crucial for students to know by the end of kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2? Which words are they? -What is fluency and how does one support its development? -What are the researched-based strategies that support reading comprehension? -How can one effectively assess and support oral language and vocabulary development? -How can we most effectively differentiate for ELL and second dialect learners? -Which literacy assessments and documentations should teachers use and how can they help to drive instruction? -How can one combine the writing process, writing genres, and writing traits or characteristics during writing workshop? -How can one motivate reluctant writers and readers? -What are effective mini-lessons to use when teaching writing in K-2? -How does one effectively assess and teach word work and spelling? Which spelling rules work in K-2? - What does effective early intervention look like? -How can technology be used as a vehicle to support literacy learning in the classroom? -What role can parents realistically play in support of literacy learning and how might teachers enhance this home-school connection? -How does literacy support the arts and vice versa? Fourteen research-based yet practical chapters provide the essence of what we know about excellent.

About the Author

Miriam Trehearne has been a classroom teacher, resource teacher, Program Specialist (exceptional needs students) Literacy Coach, Literacy Specialist and University Associate. Miriam's passion is effective and engaging literacy teaching and learning for all students. As a Literacy Specialist, she led a very successful research-based literacy initiative in a very large urban school district (156 elementary schools) which focused on 56 high-needs schools. The results "closing the literacy gaps" by third grade, have been documented by university researchers and an independent program evaluator. Miriam presently devotes presents to and works with teachers, paraprofessionals, literacy coaches, school administrators and parents around the world. Miriam Keynoted at the ASCD Annual Kindergarten Conference in Chicago and co-chaired a one day Institute with renowned literacy expert Regie Routman. Miriam frequently speaks at International Reading Association Conferences (ILA), at ASCD conferences as well as early childhood conferences such as AEYC, ECEC, NAEYC. Miriam supports individual schools and school districts with effective literacy reform through the development of Literacy Reviews and School/ School District Literacy Action Plans and ongoing professional development including how to effectively implement PLCs to support whole school/district change. Miriam also continues to write professional books, publish in journals and creates developmentally appropriate and engaging teacher/student literacy resources. She has published in several professional journals, has authored award-winning student resources and is senior author of numerous professional books including: The Language Arts Kindergarten Teacher's Resource Book (Nelson Learning Ltd), the 2006 AEP award-winning Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Grades 1-2 Teachers and The Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Preschool Teachers. The Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Grade 3-6 Teachers was also a finalist for the AEP Award. Learning to Write and Loving It! Preschool-Kindergarten, was a finalist for the 2011 AEP Award and became a best-seller. This book is forwarded by Dr. Timothy Shanahan. Her newest book, Multiple Paths to Literacy K-2 Inquiry, Play, Art, and Self-Regulation through Intentional Teaching, has just been released. Miriam has been honoured as a Canada Post Literacy Educator Finalist. In 2015 Miriam was awarded the "ED Bookie Award" for her leadership in the field of education.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780994857903
ISBN-10: 099485790X
Publisher: Miriam P. Trehearne Literacy Consulting Inc.
Publication Date: January 7th, 2016
Pages: 406
Language: English