From Reading to Math: How Best Practices in Literacy Can Make You a Better Math Teacher, Grades K-5

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Math Solutions, Jan 1, 2009 - Education - 150 pages
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Are your students engaged and motivated to read and write but hesitant during math instruction? Do you want your students to be as excited about math as they are about literacy?

In From Reading to Math, educator and author Maggie Siena explores how best practices for teaching reading and writing can help you become a better math teacher. Drawing on the work of such educators as Richard Allington, Carl Anderson, Marilyn Burns, Cathy Fosnot, Stephanie Harvey, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Ellin Keene, and Diane Snowball, Siena describes strategies that work in teaching literacy and how to successfully implement them in the math class.

Chapters include the following

Organizing the Classroom

Decoding Mathematics

Teaching Math Comprehension Using Reading

Comprehension Strategies

Assessment

Supporting Struggling Learners

Discussion Questions for Teacher Book Study Groups
  

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Contents

The Role of the Teacher
1
Decoding Fluency and Vocabulary
10
Teaching Comprehension
29
Organizing the Classroom
52
The Workshop Model
70
Assessment
96
Supporting Struggling Learners
121
Appendix
135
Index
141
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About the author (2009)

Maggie Siena has been a teacher, staff developer, and administrator in New York City's District Two for sixteen years. She lives in New York City with her husband, Ken; her daughter, Julia; her son, Jacob; her two cats; and a multitude of fish, frogs, and reptiles.

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