Being and Becoming Teachers of Writing

Using the five-step writing process as a foundation, the text describes how to teach the necessary skills related to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other writing mechanics, and addresses all major genres and stages of writing. Written in an authentic voice that exemplifies good writing, Johnson presents a variety of pragmatic, research-based strategies that support students’ writing development and encourage teachers to apply their own creativity and intelligence in the classroom.

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The Human Dimension in Education

This is an educational psychology book that focuses on human development, the human being, teaching, and learning. It is appropriate for preservice teachers who are seeking to comprehend essential theories and concepts in educational psychology. It is also appropriate for practicing teachers who want to understand and apply these theories and concepts at increasingly higher levels. As well, it can be used by decision-makers or anybody else who wants to better understand human development, human beings, human learning, and educational processes.

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Designing Meaning-Based Interventions for Struggling Readers

This highly practical volume helps K–8 teachers implement effective reading interventions that support meaningful comprehension and engage students with interesting, age-appropriate texts. Andrew P. Johnson presents a range of strategies for addressing difficulties in the core areas of word identification, fluency, and comprehension.

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Academic Writing: Process and Product

This book provides a foundation and framework to enhance your understanding of the various processes involved in academic writing. The term, academic writing, here refers to the types of writing used in college level writing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. However, this book was not written simply to help you pass another English class or to get you through the next writing intensive course (although it will certainly do that). At some point you will be out in the real world (hopefully). Thus, the purpose of this book is to enable you to be an effective writer and thinker in all contexts including your personal and professional lives.

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A Short Guide to Action Research: Process and Product

This compact, user-friendly book provides everything a teacher needs to know to conduct an action research project, in a clear, step-by-step presentation. This book guides the learner through comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in action research methods and then describes all phases of the process, including selecting a topic; collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; reviewing the literature; and presenting the report.

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Essential Learning Theories: Applications to Authentic Teaching Situations

Research-based theories provide the basis for good decision-making in education. As well, teacher effectiveness and student learning are enhanced when research-based theories are used to design curriculum and daily lessons. This book examines human learning in the context of four types of research-based learning theories: neurological learning theories, behavioral learning theories, cognitive learning theories, and transformative learning theories. With each theory, the basic elements are described along with specific classroom applications.

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10 Essential Instructional Elements for Students with Reading Difficulties

This book is the definitive resource on how the brain creates meaning from print. Drawing from five key areas of neurocognitive research, Andrew Johnson provides a ten-point teaching strategy that encompasses vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, writing and more. A key resource for creating intervention plans for struggling readers.

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Teaching Reading and Writing: A Guidebook for Tutoring and Remediating Students

Providing a wealth of simple, research-based strategies for teaching reading and writing, this book is designed for each chapter to be accessible to teachers, tutors, parents, and paraprofessionals. Teaching Reading and Writing demonstrates that effective literacy instruction does not have to be complicated or expensive. Each chapter provides easy-to use techniques and with Internet search terms. This guide presents teaching methods that can be implemented without having to acquire additional books, packages, or other instructional devices. All you need is paper, pencil, books, teacher creativity and imagination, and a desire to help students.

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Teaching Strategies for All Teachers: Enhancing the Most Significant Variable

This book is designed to be a professional development tool for both preservice and practicing teachers. It provides descriptions, explanations, and examples of a variety of research-based teaching strategies that will enhance your ability to teach effectively. These strategies are appropriate for all teachers (general education, special education, and content area specialists), at all levels (kindergarten through graduate school).

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Up and Out: Using Creative and Critical Thinking Skills to Enhance Learning

Well organized and easy-to-read, Up and Out makes the process of teaching thinking skills understandable to instructors of all experience levels. The author defines exactly what creative and critical thinking skills are, describes the theories on which they are based, and using research as well as practical activities, explains how they should be taught. The text also covers how thinking skills can be embedded into existing reading, language arts, social studies, and science curricula. Hundreds of unique, engaging thinking activities are presented which can be used to enliven classroom instruction. For pre-service and in-service teachers.

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