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See below for a selection of the latest books from Secondary schools category. Presented with a red border are the Secondary schools books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Secondary schools books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Real World Writing for Secondary Students Teaching the College Admission Essay and Other Gate-Openers for Higher Education

Real World Writing for Secondary Students Teaching the College Admission Essay and Other Gate-Openers for Higher Education

Author: Jessica Singer Early, Meredith DeCosta, Charles Bazerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

One of the most important ways to scaffold a successful transition from high school to college is to teach real-world, gate-opening writing genres, such as college admission essays. This book describes a writing workshop for ethnically and linguistically diverse high school students, where students receive instruction on specific genre features of the college admission essay. The authors present both the theoretical grounding and the concrete strategies teachers crave, including an outline of specific workshop lessons, teaching calendars, and curricular suggestions. This text encourages secondary teachers to think of writing as a vital tool for all students to succeed academically and professionally. Appropriate for courses and teacher professional development, this accessible book: Reconceptualises the ways in which writing can best serve marginalised students. Examines research-based curricular and teaching approaches for the secondary school classroom. Provides a writing workshop framework for creating a college admissions essay complete with lesson-planning materials, activities, handouts, bibliographic resources, and more. Includes student perspectives and work samples, offering insight into the lives and struggles of diverse adolescents.

The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project Culture, Place and Authenticity

The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project Culture, Place and Authenticity

Author: David A. Jolliffe, Christian Z. Goering, Krista Jones Oldham, James A. Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

In rural America, perhaps more than other areas, high school students have the ability to contribute to the revitalization and sustainability of their home communities by engaging in oral history projects designed to highlight the values that are revered and worth saving in their region. The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project, a multiyear collaboration between the University of Arkansas and several public high schools in small, rural Arkansas towns, gives students that opportunity. Through the project, trained University of Arkansas studentmentors work with high school students on in-depth writing projects that grow out of oral history interviews. The Delta, a region where the religious roots of southern culture run deep and the traditions of cooking, farming, and hunting are passed from generation to generation, provides the ideal subject for oral history projects. In this detailed exploration of the project, the authors draw on theories of cultural studies and critical pedagogy of place to show how students' work on religion, food, and race exemplifies the use of community literacy to revitalize a distressed economic region. Advancing the discussion of place-based education, The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project is both inspirational and instructive in offering a successful model of an authentic literacy program.

Differentiating Instruction in a Whole Group Setting(7-12)

Differentiating Instruction in a Whole Group Setting(7-12)

Author: Betty Hollas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

Urban Preparation Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education

Urban Preparation Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education

Author: Chezare A. Warren, H. Richard Milner, James Earl Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

Chezare A. Warren chronicles the transition of a cohort of young Black males from Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men to their early experiences in higher education. A rich and closely observed account of a mission-driven school and its students, Urban Preparation makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how young males of color can best be served in schools throughout the United States today. A founding teacher at Urban Prep, Warren offers a detailed exploration of what this single-sex public high school on the South Side of Chicago has managed to accomplish amid profoundly challenging circumstances. He provides a comprehensive portrait of the school-its leaders, teachers, and professional staff; its students; and the community that the school aims to serve-and highlights how preparation for higher education is central to its mission. Warren focuses on three main goals: to describe Urban Prep's plans and efforts to prepare young Black males for college; to understand how race, community, poverty, and the school contributed, in complex and interrelated ways, to the academic goals of these students; and to offer a wide-ranging set of conclusions about the school environments and conditions that might help young Black males throughout the country succeed in high school and college.

Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

Author: Melinda Leko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

Word study integrates decoding/phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction to help struggling readers identify unfamiliar words in order to improve reading comprehension. This book provides secondary teachers with practical strategies to embed word study instruction in content area classes and support the needs of adolescent readers, particularly those with disabilities. The text includes many useful teaching resources, such as sample lesson plans, reproducible teaching tools, web resource lists, and tips about technology-based learning tools. This comprehensive, hands-on volume will also appeal to teachers who are new to word study, especially those who have students with disabilities in their classrooms. Book Features: Outlines how word study techniques can help teachers address students' reading challenges. Focuses on the inclusion of adolescents with disabilities in content area courses. Offers techniques for understanding content-dense, multisyllabic words that are commonly found in disciplinary texts. Includes many user-friendly features, such as classroom examples, discussion questions, teaching tips, and resource lists.

Meet Me in the Middle Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher

Meet Me in the Middle Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher

Author: Rick Wormeli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

Rick Wormeli is the teacher you would like to have on your team or in the room next door. from the Foreword by Ed Brazee Drawing on the wisdom of educators, researchers, and twenty years of personal experience in the middle school classroom, Rick Wormeli lays out a clear vision of what responsive middle-level teaching can be in Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher. Both a how-to book and a thoughtful narrative on important topics, Meet Me in the Middle gives you successful strategies for addressing key middle-level teaching challenges, including: differentiating instruction; motivating early adolescents; teaming; teaching in block-length classes; using authentic and alternative assessment effectively; writing in all subjects; holding students and teachers accountable; involving parents; mentoring teachers; using games in the classroom; applying the latest in brain research; the National Board Certification process; understanding the young adolescent. Rick ignites the imagination and commitment of pre-service and beginning teachers and rekindles the motivation of veteran teachers who want to create a high-performance classroom. He effectively demonstrates theory with rich examples from his own teaching. Teacher educators and staff developers will find Meet Me in the Middle to be a wonderful handbook of best practices and insights to share with new teachers, including second-career individuals coming from other professions.

Universal Design for Transition A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction

Universal Design for Transition A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction

Author: Colleen A. Thoma, Christina C. Bartholomew, LaRon Antwoine Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2020

This book guides educators in the use of technology, or more specifically, universal design for learning in secondary education for students with disabilities, supporting both their inclusion in general education classrooms and achievement of academic goals as well as their transition to adult life.Universal design for learning is the idea that material is presented and learned in multiple formats, appealing to the strengths of each learner in the classroom. Throughout this book the principles of universal design and individualized assistive technology is discussed and applied. By understanding and incorporating this philosophy into their classrooms, teachers will find it easier to reach all students and help them to achieve their academic goals.

The Implementation Gap Understanding Reform in High Schools

The Implementation Gap Understanding Reform in High Schools

Author: Jonathan A. Supovitz Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2020

Students of educational improvement have long puzzled over why some school reform ideas blossom while others wither away. Based on an in-depth investigation by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE), this volume looks at what actually happens when externally designed reforms enter into school environments. How and in what ways do reforms change schools even as schools alter the intent of reforms? What motivates school faculty responses and program designer reactions? This book sheds new light on these important questions by focusing on high schools, the sites of the greatest challenges in current school improvement efforts.From a variety of perspectives, the contributors present a compelling story about high schools that are using a variety of school improvement programs: High Schools That Work, First Things First, Ramp-Up to Literacy, the Penn Literacy Network, and SchoolNet. The book also offers data from a diverse sample of schools, ranging from urban to rural, high performing to low performing, racially homogeneous to ethnically diverse, specific chapters on the impact of program design, the influence of teacher communication patterns, the imprint of both formal and informal leadership, and the role of the central office, and a new look at the ways in which reform efforts are repeatedly adjusted as they work their way through high schools.

Subject Literacy in Culturally Diverse Secondary Schools Supporting Eal Learners

Subject Literacy in Culturally Diverse Secondary Schools Supporting Eal Learners

Author: Dr Esther Daborn, Dr Sally Zacharias, Dr Hazel Crichton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

This book supports teachers of all subject specialisms to consolidate their existing knowledge of language and shows them how to develop skills to use language to build subject knowledge at secondary level. Tasks guide the reader to think about the language we use for different purposes, and how we use it to describe, explain and learn about our world. This paves an accessible way for subject-related language to become more visible and enables readers to use accessible terminology to confidently talk about it, as well as modelling it and guiding the development of its use with all learners, including those with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Starting from basic educational principles, the book asks readers to consider the processes of learning and why every good teacher needs knowledge about language to support this, addressing a range of questions including: Who are the EAL learners? What are the processes of language development? How is language used to present and discuss knowledge in my subject? Why does every good teacher need knowledge about language to support subject literacy? The authors provide examples, discovery tasks, reflections and templates for activities, to help the reader identify the tools they need to set up a framework for scaffolding pupils' language development. With a progression plan, directed tasks, and formative feedback, this framework provides a template for classroom practice and further professional development.

Subject Literacy in Culturally Diverse Secondary Schools Supporting Eal Learners

Subject Literacy in Culturally Diverse Secondary Schools Supporting Eal Learners

Author: Dr Esther Daborn, Dr Sally Zacharias, Dr Hazel Crichton Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Subject Literacy in Culturally Diverse Secondary Schools supports you to help all learners at lower secondary level to develop and communicate their ideas more effectively, particularly learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Starting from basic educational principles, the authors help you to consider the processes of learning and why every good teacher needs knowledge about language to support this, looking at how language is used for different purposes. Drawing on their experience across language in culturally diverse classrooms and teacher education, the authors encourage you to explore: -How is language used to present and discuss knowledge in my subject? -Who are the EAL learners in your classroom? -What are the processes of language development? -What approaches to task design and language modelling can a subject teacher use for building subject knowledge? You are supported to reflect on the specific features of your own subject language, enabling you to consider how you can make your subject related language more visible to learners and how you can use existing knowledge of language to help learners to understand and develop subject literacies.

Inquiry in Tandem Student and Teacher Learning in Secondary Schools

Inquiry in Tandem Student and Teacher Learning in Secondary Schools

Author: Christine Clayton, Jr., James Kilbane Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/12/2019

Inquiry in Tandem explores how engaging in teacher and student inquiry simultaneously impacts teacher practice and student learning in powerful ways. With a focus on secondary schools and all content areas we encourage inquiry because it is good practice. Teachers and students are active doers and thinkers who ask questions, seek information, and develop thoughtful responses. This book presents a model of professional development that fosters this type of deep learning by teachers and students.

Inquiry in Tandem Student and Teacher Learning in Secondary Schools

Inquiry in Tandem Student and Teacher Learning in Secondary Schools

Author: Christine Clayton, Jr., James Kilbane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/12/2019

Inquiry in Tandem explores how engaging in teacher and student inquiry simultaneously impacts teacher practice and student learning in powerful ways. With a focus on secondary schools and all content areas we encourage inquiry because it is good practice. Teachers and students are active doers and thinkers who ask questions, seek information, and develop thoughtful responses. This book presents a model of professional development that fosters this type of deep learning by teachers and students.