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How TeacherFileBox Effectively Supports Lesson Differentiation and Modalities of Learning
Most teachers understand the diverse needs of students within their classrooms but have difficulty providing the range of materials needed to consistently support their varying needs. This whitepaper reviews current research on lesson differentiation and modalities of learning, and how Evan-Moor’s TeacherFileBox resource effectively supports teachers’ access to meaningful lessons and students’ access to engaging standards-based content-area instruction.
The Six-Trait Writing Model as an Effective Strategy in Writing Instruction
By supplying a set of specific criteria for thinking and communicating about writing, the Six-Trait Writing model offers a practical and successful technique for teaching, implementing, and assessing effective writing. This paper reviews selected research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of using the Six-Trait Writing model to enhance student achievement in writing and language arts.
Teaching Academic Vocabulary through Direct Instruction
Most research on vocabulary instruction has focused on teaching general use vocabulary. More recently attention has been given to a special class of vocabulary called “academic vocabulary.” This paper reviews selected research studies that demonstrate the importance and value of teaching academic vocabulary through direct instruction.
How Centers Support Differentiated Instruction
As differentiated instruction has gained momentum in 21st century classrooms, both teachers and school administrators have come to understand the importance of providing multiple opportunities and formats for students to acquire skills and understand concepts. This paper reviews how Evan-Moor’s Daily Centers support the three critical elements of differentiation—content, process, and products.
The Use of Practice as an Effective Teaching Strategy: Language Arts
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence from research studies that support frequent, focused practice as an effective strategy for teaching elementary school children language arts skills. This paper explores Daily Language Review in context of the research: “frequent, focused practice leads to mastery and retention of the skills practiced.”
A Review of Effective Phonics Instruction
To ensure solid skill acquisition, effective phonics instruction should provide multiple practice opportunities for students to use what they have just learned by decoding and encoding words and, gradually, connected text. Daily Phonics provides teachers with a systematic and explicit format to teach students fundamental phonics skills.
The Use of Practice as an Effective Teaching Strategy: Math
The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence from research studies that support frequent, focused practice as an effective strategy for teaching elementary school children mathematics skills. This paper reviews Daily Math Practice and Daily Word Problems in this context.
Teaching Reading Comprehension
In order to develop reading comprehension, students need sufficient practice in research-based strategies and skills. This paper presents key reading comprehension strategies and skills, and examines how Daily Reading Comprehension builds and reinforces strong reading habits that will generalize to any core curriculum.
Science Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom
According to recent research, a holistic approach to science and reading instruction results in improved student achievement in both areas. Daily Science helps teachers effectively integrate science instruction into the reading curriculum. This paper reviews the effectiveness of using engaging content-area instruction of scientific concepts and direct instruction of science content vocabulary.
The Role of Interest Level in Students’ Reading Materials
High-interest reading materials are designed to motivate and facilitate learning, particularly among struggling and unmotivated readers. The purpose of this paper is to review relevant research studies that support the view that high-interest materials taught in the manner prescribed by Hot Topics: High-Interest Reading will have a positive effect on student learning.
Effective Nonfiction Writing Instruction
Nonfiction writing is an important part of authentic lifelong learning and is therefore a crucial component of elementary curriculum. Evan-Moor’s Nonfiction Writing series provides teachers with the instructional materials they need in order to support students’ skill development in the above areas, as well as in daily activities to build and reinforce written language skills that generalize to any core curriculum.
How Everyday Literacy: Science Supports Student Achievement in Science and Reading
Evan-Moor’s Everyday Literacy: Science helps PreK through 1st grade teachers effectively integrate foundational science instruction into the reading curriculum. This white paper reviews current research on developing science literacy, overall literacy skills, and standards-based science instructional practices.
A Review on Effective Literacy Instruction
Evan-Moor’s Everyday Literacy series provides teachers with the instructional material they need to support students’ skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This white paper reviews the most current research on instruction that develops skills across the language continuum and the effect of daily practice on the development of language skills.