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Make reading intervention engaging and effective for struggling adolescent students. Thirty-five activities focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension and are aligned with the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards from the Common Core State Standards addressing literature and informational text, foundational reading skills, and speaking and listening. Step-by-step directions, materials lists, Common Core standards, variations for differentiated instruction, and reproducibles are included for each activity, and alternative assessment ideas, a reading interest survey, student reading suggestions by genre, and a cross-reference guide to the standards and activities complete this well-rounded resource.

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Move beyond boring word drills and vocabulary quizzes with Active Word Play! The 31 engaging games and activities in Active Word Play encourage students in grades four and up to make new vocabulary words their own. As students actively work with words, the connections they make help them understand and retain the words they are learning. Jane Feber’s active-engagement approach infuses Active Word Play with the same enthusiasm your students will experience when they play these games and create make-and-takes that promote long-term retention of new vocabulary words.

Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and templates as well as lists of common roots, prefixes, and suffixes make this a ready-to-go resource you ll use over and over. You just choose the words from literature or content-area and basal texts that fit your instructional needs. Students will have as much fun learning the new words as you will teaching them!

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Encourage your students to actively demonstrate their comprehension of both fiction and non-fiction with these alternative responses to literature!

The thirty-nine standards-based projects in this resource appeal to all types of learners in grades 4-8. Easy-to-follow directions support you during every step of each project, helping you give clear, explicit instructions to your students.

A reproducible rubric for each project helps students at all skill levels understand the grading criteria, and gives you an effective tool to easily assess reading comprehension. Includes a CD of customizable rubrics that you can adapt for other genres and content-area topics.

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Building a classroom community of students who are engaged and ready to learn takes time and effort. So why not use hands-on activities to build academic skills—and student trust and rapport—at the same time.

Jane Feber’s award-winning, hands-on approach to learning gives you ready-to-go activities that engage all learners and add academic muscle to your curriculum.  These classroom-proven activities are fun, and they are all aligned to Common Core Standards. Flexible and easy to do, the projects are ready to go and fit easily into any teaching day and curriculum.  Feber’s practical approach transforms inexpensive, commonly found supplies into powerful learning tools that build rapport and academic skills across the curriculum.

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