Deeper Reading

Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12

Author: Kelly Gallagher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103848

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Identifies the elements of an effective reading lesson, and presents strategies teachers may use to help secondary students read and understand challenging fiction and nonfiction books.

Deeper Than Darwin

The Prospect For Religion In The Age Of Evolution

Author: John Haught

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429969643

Category: History

Page: 232

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In his acclaimed book God After Darwin, John Haught argued that religious belief is wholly compatible with evolutionary biology. Now, in Deeper Than Darwin, he advances his argument further by saying that religious belief is even more revealing about life than Darwinism. Haught looks hard at the question of how, after Darwin, religions may plausibly claim to be bearers of truth and not just of meaning and adaptive consolation. While he assumes the fundamental correctness of evolutionary biology, he firmly rejects the non-scientific belief that evolutionary biology amounts to an adequate explanation of living phenomena. Even though Darwinism is illuminating, Haught argues, it by no means tells us everything we need to know about life, even in principle. To find the deepest, though certainly not the clearest, understandings of life and the universe, we may still profitably consult the religions of the world. Deeper Than Darwin takes up where God After Darwin left off, arguing that Darwin's vision is important and essentially correct but that we can still dig deeper in our understanding of what is going on in the life-story.

Deeper Shades of Purple

Womanism in Religion and Society

Author: Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814727530

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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Womanist approaches to the study of religion and society have contributed much to our understanding of Black religious life, activism, and women's liberation. Deeper Shades of Purple explores the achievements of this movement over the past two decades and evaluates some of the leading voices and different perspectives within this burgeoning field. Deeper Shades of Purple brings together a who's who of scholars in the study of Black women and religion who view their scholarship through a womanist critical lens. The contributors revisit Alice Walker's definition of womanism for its viability for the approaches to discourses in religion of Black women scholars. Whereas Walker has defined what it means to be womanist, these contributors define what it means to practice womanism, and illuminate how womanism has been used as a vantage point for the theoretical orientations and methodological approaches of Black women scholar-activists. Contributors: Karen Baker-Fletcher, Katie G. Cannon, M. Shawn Copeland, Kelly Brown Douglas, Carol B. Duncan, Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, Rachel Elizabeth Harding, Rosemarie Freeney Harding, Melanie L. Harris, Diana L. Hayes, Dwight N. Hopkins, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, Kwok Pui-Lan, Daisy L. Machado, Debra Majeed, Anthony B. Pinn, Rosetta Ross, Letty M. Russell, Shani Settles, Dianne M. Stewart, Raedorah Stewart-Dodd, Emilie M. Townes, Traci C. West, and Nancy Lynne Westfield.

Reading with Meaning

Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades

Author: Debbie Miller

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109552

Category: Education

Page: 216

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In the second edition of Reading with Meaning, Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, and planning for student engagement and independence. It has been ten years since the first edition, in which Debbie chronicled a year in her own classroom. Reading with Meaning, Second Edition supports that work and expands her vision of strategy instruction and intentional teaching and learning. Debbie believes that every child deserves at least a full year of growth during each classroom year and offers planning documents with matching assessments to ensure that no child falls through the cracks. The second edition also provides new book recommendations that will engage and delight students, and current picture books for reading aloud and strategy instruction. This new edition reflects Debbie's professional experiences and judgment, her work in classrooms and collaboration with colleagues, and the current research in the field, showcasing her newest, best thinking.

Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

Author: Kristi L. Santi,Deborah K. Reed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319147358

Category: Education

Page: 197

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This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment. Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book. This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.

Closer Reading, Grades 3-6

Better Prep, Smarter Lessons, Deeper Comprehension

Author: Nancy Boyles

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483304434

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Close . . . Closer . . . Closest! Close Reading. Not in a very long while has a term been freighted with so much responsibility to lead every student to a great future of college and career readiness. Finally, here’s a book that tunes out all of the hubbub and gets down to the business of showing how exactly to “get close reading right.” Chapter by chapter, Nancy Boyles delivers astoundingly practical ideas on how to Connect close reading with other instructional practices Select rich texts and plan for initial close reading lessons Deliver initial and follow-up close reading lessons Coordinate comprehension strategies and close reading

Deeper Learning

7 Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning

Author: Eric Jensen,LeAnn Nickelsen

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452210039

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Practical strategies to take your students' understanding from "So what?" to "Wow!" Based on current brain research and information about differentiated learning, this book for Grades 4–12 outlines the Deeper Learning Cycle (DELC), a teaching model that applies learning and content processing techniques to everyday instruction. This resource features: Chapters explaining the cycle's seven stages, including standards and curriculum, building a positive learning culture, acquiring new knowledge, processing learning, and evaluating student learning A lesson plan template to apply to daily instruction Strategies to help students process content in meaningful ways Reflection questions to help teachers apply the material to their own practice

Readicide

How Schools are Killing Reading and what You Can Do about it

Author: Kelly Gallagher,Richard L. Allington

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107800

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Argues that the decline in reading by children in the United States is furthered by schools by focusing on test-taking and focusing solely on academic texts with guidance for educators on how to conteract this trend.