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BUNDLE: Fisher: This is Balanced Literacy + Fisher: On-Your-Feet Guide: This is Shared Reading
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BUNDLE: Fisher: This is Balanced Literacy + Fisher: On-Your-Feet Guide: This is Shared Reading



Corwin
This is Balanced Literacy: Grades K-6

Students learn to read and write best when their teachers balance literacy instruction. But how do you strike the 
right balance of skills and knowledge, reading and writing, small and whole group instruction, and direct and dialogic instruction, so that all students can learn to their maximum potential?

The answer lies in the intentional design of learning activities, purposeful selection of instructional materials, evidence-based teaching methods, and in strategic groupings of students based on assessment data.  Together, these create the perfect balance of high impact learning experiences that engage and excite learners. In this hands-on essential guide, best-selling authors Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nancy Akhavan help you define that balance for your students, lighting the path to implementing balanced literacy in your classroom. Their plan empowers you to integrate evidence-based approaches that include: 

• Instructional materials comprised of both informational and narrative texts.
 The best uses of instructional delivery modes, including direct and dialogic instruction.
 Grouping patterns that work best to accomplish learning aims for different learners at different stages.
• Instruction in foundational skills and meaning making, including oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency,
  vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
• Technology used as  a tool for increasing learning of a specific literary process.  

All the tips and tools you need to realize the goal of balanced literacy learning are included, with classroom videos that show strategies in action. Tap your intuition, collaborate with your peers, and put the research-based strategies embedded in this roadmap to work in your classroom to implement or deepen a strong, successful balanced literacy program. Grow as a reading and writing teacher while leading your students to grow as readers and writers. 

On-Your-Feet Guide: This is Shared Reading, Grades K-6

In this easy-to-use but comprehensive guide to Shared Reading, teachers will learn what shared reading is, how to prepare before, during and after shared reading, and how to assess it. 

In this On-Your-Feet Guide, teachers will find:

  • Lesson outline included with “What the teacher says/does and What the student does displayed side-by-side.
  • An If-Then chart that helps teachers troubleshoot common problems.
  • Student language frames for narrative and nonfiction text are included.
  • Assessment advice and helpful hints

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Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College having been an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit, an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design as well as books, such as PLC+: Better Decisions and... More About Author

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. She has been a special education teacher, reading specialist, and administrator in public schools. Nancy has engaged in Professional Learning Communities as a member and in designing schoolwide systems to improve teaching and learning for all students. She has published numerous books, including The Teacher Clarity Playbook and Rigorous Reading.  More About Author

Nancy Akhavan

Nancy Akhavan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Fresno State. She has held numerous positions as teacher, principal, and district office leader.  She has lead literacy programs for schools K-12. She currently consults with teachers, as well as school and district leaders to implement effective reading and writing instruction to close the achievement gap and increase reading achievement for all students. Nancy is the author of numerous professional books, including The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank (Corwin Literacy, 2015) More About Author

Diane K. Lapp

Diane Lapp, EdD, is a Distinguished Professor of Education at San Diego State University, where her research and instruction focuses on issues related to struggling readers and writers, their families, and their teachers. An instructional coach at the Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, she has recently returned to the classroom to teach sixth-grade English and Earth Science. Dr. Lapp is also a member of both the California and International Reading Halls of Fame for her dedication to reading instruction. More About Author

Kelly Johnson

A faculty member in teacher education at San Diego State University and an instructional coach in the San Diego Unified School District, Dr. Kelly Johnson devotes much of her work to the middle and secondary classrooms. She is interested in the teaching and learning connection that results from teacher modeling, productive group work, formative assessment, and student engagement. More About Author

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