Research-Based Practical Strategies for Every Teacher In an age of information overload, do you ever wish you could find one resource that would allow you to quickly gain insight into a variety of cutting-edge practices in elementary education? You’re holding it at your fingertips. What Really Works in Elementary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only understand the research behind certain educational practices, but also have experience working in elementary classrooms. Each user-friendly chapter, focused on a topic vital to elementary educators, presents information in a straightforward way to help you learn what works – and what does not work – with students today. Whether you’re a new educator, or just seeking to build new skills, you’ll benefit from • Insight into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment • Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students • Chapters focused on effective methods for teaching within content areas • Practical tips for reaching all learners; including ELLs, students with autism, and gifted students • Useful reproducibles and resources for every topic area Never before has so much valuable information been presented so simply and effectively in one resource. Are you ready to focus on what works best?

Rewarding Reading Practices

Rewarding Reading Practices

Rewarding Reading Practices
Renee ZiolkowskaCalifornia State University, Northridge

What Really Works In Reading In The Elementary Classroom

Why Do We Read?

What comes to mind when you hear the word reading? Is it an image of relaxing with a good book, or is it something that produces anxiety? For many of us, as teachers, we enjoy reading and are probably good at it. That is one reason some of us became teachers—we were successful in reading and in school. However, many students struggle with reading and do not find it enjoyable, which is difficult for some of us to understand. In this chapter, you will find suggestions on how to help students learn to read and enjoy it, too!

Why do we read? Well, there are ...

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