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Curricula and Standards
New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. The Board of Regents adopted the newly revised English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards on September 11, 2017.
New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards
The New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards (2017) consist of revisions, additions, deletions, vertical movement, and clarifications of the current English Language Arts Standards. They are defined as the knowledge, skills, and understanding that individuals can and do habitually demonstrate over time when exposed to high-quality instructional environments and learning experiences.
Common Core State Standards Initiative
What is the Common Core? It is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).
ELA - Appendix A
English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects - Appendix A - Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards; Glossary of Key Terms
ELA - Appendix B
English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects - Appendix B - Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks
ELA - Apendix C
English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects - Appendix C - Samples of Student Writing
Books in the Collection on Teaching Reading in ELA
Teaching Literary Elements with Picture Books by
Call Number: curr CC 372.6 V36 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom by
Call Number: curr CC 372.6 H37 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Young Adult Literature by
Call Number: PN1009.A1 B79 2006
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
The Art of Teaching Reading by
Call Number: LB1573 .C185 2001
Publication Date: 2000-08-18
Teaching Strategy Guides
Critical Literacy Across the K-6 Curriculum by
Through stories from kindergarten to sixth grade classrooms where students and teachers have attempted to put a critical edge on their teaching, this book shows critical literacy in action across the curriculum. Readers see students and teachers together using critical literacy discourse to frame conversations in ways that engage students in examining the meaning of the texts they read and acting on local and global social issues that emerge. Drawing on multiple perspectives such as cross-curricular explorations, multimedia, and child-centered inquiry pedagogies, the text features a theoretical toolkit; demonstrations from across the content areas including art, music, and media literacy; integration of technology; and attention to how critical literacy can inform decisions about standards and assessment. Annotated booklists, examples of students' work, Reflection Questions, Try This(practical classroom strategies), and Resource Boxes can be used to encourage and support engaging in critical literacy work in different areas of the curriculum.
Call Number: curr 372.6 VAS 2017
Learning to Read and Write by
Call Number: curr 372.6 NEU 2000
Literacy in the Disciplines by
This book gives all teachers in grades 5-12 practical strategies for building the unique literacy skills that students need for success in their respective subject areas. Drawing from interviews with leading educators and professionals in science, mathematics, history, the arts, and other disciplines, the authors explain what disciplinary literacy is and discuss ways to teach close reading of complex texts, discipline-specific argumentation skills, academic vocabulary, the use of multimodal tools and graphic organizers, and more. User-friendly features include classroom materials, lesson plans, practice activities, and recommended online teaching videos. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 20 reproducible forms in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Call Number: curr 372.4 WOO 2017
Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners by
As a teacher, you know that two of the biggest issues in education today are increased accountability and surging ELL enrollments. So what do you do when every student in your class is expected to meet standards, but some don't speak English? You reach for Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners. It features ways to support all students while meeting curricular mandates-and without losing any precious planning or teaching time. Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners addresses standards through four proven, effective scaffolds for learning: modeling, contextualizing, thinking about thinking, and reframing information. Within each scaffold Denise Rea and Sandra Mercuri offer ideas for strategy-based instruction that make learning more active, experiential, collaborative, and cognitive for all children. Rea and Mercuri give you everything you need to use these strategies, including lesson plans and suggestions on implementation, as well as a review of the research supporting each lesson and scaffold. Finally, they tie it all together with lessons on conversational and academic English that give students the linguistic awareness needed to become more proficient in their new language and to succeed in school. Useable across curricular areas, adaptable to grades K-8, and ideal for classroom teachers, ELL specialists, and Title I teachers, Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners is the practical, classroom-tested resource you've been looking for. Use it and discover reliable strategies for connecting second language learners (or any learners) to content and curriculum.
Call Number: curr 372.6 REA 2005
The Writing Strategies Book by
Visit heinemann.com/writingstrategiesbook/ where you'll find blog posts, videos from Jen Serravallo, community features, and more information on The Writing Strategies Book. The Reading Strategies Book made the New York Times Best Seller List by making it simpler to match students' needs to high-quality instruction. Now, in The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo does the same, collecting 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writers, and grouping them beneath 10 crucial goals. "You can think of the goals as the what, "writes Jen, "and the strategies as the how." From composing with pictures all the way to conventions and beyond, you'll have just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop individual goals for every writer give students step-by-step strategies for writing with skill and craft coach writers using prompts aligned to a strategy present mentor texts that support a genre and strategy adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips demonstrate and explain a writing move with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. She even offers suggestions for stocking your writing center, planning units of study, celebrating student writing, and keeping records. Whether you use Writing Workshop, 6+1 Traits, Daily 5's "Work on Writing," a scripted writing program, the writing exercises in your basal, or any other approach, you'll discover a treasure chest of ways to work with whole classes, small groups, or individual writers. "I am convinced that helping kids to articulate clear goals for their work," writes Jen Serravallo, "and supporting them with strategies and feedback to accomplish those goals, makes a huge difference." With The Writing Strategies Book you can make that kind of difference with your writers every day.
Call Number: curr 372.6 SER 2017
Literature, Grade 6, Common Core Edition by
Call Number: curr TEXTBOOK 808.8 HOL 2012
Pearson common core literature by
Call Number: curr TEXTBOOK 808.8 PEA 2015
Treasures: A reading/language arts program by
Call Number: curr TEXTBOOK 372.4 MCG 2011
Children's/Young Adult Magazines
You may search by topic in any of the database below. For languages other than English, enter the name of the target language in database search box (for example, spanish language). Also search under terms related to target language without adding the term for the language. For example, search under terms related to culture such as Mexico, Mexican, Puerto Rico, etc. (place names, people).
All versions of the database provide FULL TEXT and LEXILE READING LEVELS of magazine articles for children and young adults. They also include some encyclopedia and dictionary articles. For full text, select pdf whenever you have a choice.
For paper copies of some children's/young adults' magazines, see Wadsworth Public Library on Center Street in Geneseo.
Also see databases under News (and other subjects) on Milne Library's LibGuides by Subject pages for articles in popular magazines such as Time, Newsweek, etc. and other resources that might be written at a level that is appropriate for middle or high school students.
Gale in Context: Elementary This link opens in a new window
Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
AdLit.org is all about adolescent literature. On AdLit teachers can find book lists, video interviews with authors, and a comprehensive list of strategies for teaching reading and writing. The strategies page gives detailed descriptions of how to implement each strategy.
The Imagination Prompt Generator randomly generates prompts for starting a fictional story.
A screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring tool for measuring the fundamental components of literacy.
PicLits provides users with images upon which they can build their writing. To get writers started, PicLits provides a list of words which can be dragged and dropped into sentence form.
Reading Bear is a free service that offers narrated lessons on recognizing and pronouncing letters and words.
Offers free online activities to help young students learn to read. Starfall covers everything from learning the alphabet to learning how to pronounce words.
Online streaming video program
The Seussville Playground
The Seussville Playground has fun online games that kids can play and printable resources for offline use. The games and the printable resources are designed with themes to match various Dr. Seuss books.
Using folktale themes in the classroom
This collection of story-related activities, projects and games-developed by storyteller/author Heather Forest for her storytelling workshops with students, teachers, and librarians-can be used by educators in a school setting to encourage speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.