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  1. UNDERSTANDING ACADEMIC LANGUAGE (The Text Pattern Strategy) (Frances Ihle with Jacqueline Schafer) (2014)  (PDF Download)

    UNDERSTANDING ACADEMIC LANGUAGE (The Text Pattern Strategy) (Frances Ihle with Jacqueline Schafer) (2014) (PDF Download)

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    Understanding Academic Language (formerly the Text Pattern Strategy) teaches students how authors of content area texts use academic language to convey meaning. This electronic manual consists of six lessons, instructional materials, and learning sheets. The lessons outline the procedures for conducting the pretest and posttest, and also the procedures for teaching the TEXT Strategy. For the convenience of the individual using this manual, hyperlinks have been created between the lessons and the instructional materials located in the appendices.You must be logged in to order downloadable products.
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  2. THE WORD IDENTIFICATION STRATEGY (B. Keith Lenz, Jean B. Schumaker, Donald D. Deshler, Victoria L. Beals) (Softcover)

    THE WORD IDENTIFICATION STRATEGY (B. Keith Lenz, Jean B. Schumaker, Donald D. Deshler, Victoria L. Beals) (Softcover)

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    The Word Identification Strategy provides a functional and efficient strategy to help challenged readers successfully decode and identify unknown words in their reading materials. The strategy is based on the premise that most words in the English language can be pronounced by identifying prefixes, suffixes, and stems and by following three short syllabication rules. Learn More

    Please note that professional development, coaching, and infrastructure support are essential components to effective implementation of SIM instructional tools and interventions. It is highly recommended that you work with a SIM professional developer. Please email simpd@ku.edu to learn more.
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  3. The VISUAL IMAGERY STRATEGY (Jean B. Schumaker, Donald D. Deshler, Alice Zemitzsch, Michael M. Warner) (Softcover)

    The VISUAL IMAGERY STRATEGY (Jean B. Schumaker, Donald D. Deshler, Alice Zemitzsch, Michael M. Warner) (Softcover)

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    The Visual Imagery Strategy is a reading comprehension strategy for creating mental movies of narrative passages. Students visualize the scenery, characters, and action and describe the scenes to themselves as they read each sentence in a passage. Students use the strategy to improve their understanding and recall of specific facts and sequences. Learn More

    Please note that professional development, coaching, and infrastructure support are essential components to effective implementation of SIM instructional tools and interventions. It is highly recommended that you work with a SIM professional developer. Please email simpd@ku.edu to learn more.
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  4. THE SURVEY ROUTINE (Donald D. Deshler, Jean B. Schumaker, Philip C. McKnight) (Softcover)

    THE SURVEY ROUTINE (Donald D. Deshler, Jean B. Schumaker, Philip C. McKnight) (Softcover)

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    Teacher use of the Survey Routine helps students prepare for reading assignments by making students aware of the main ideas associated with the passage to help them focus on the most important information as they read. The routine helps students analyze the structure and key content of a passage by discussing its title, predicting content, identifying its relationship to other passages in the unit of study, naming its main parts, identifying key information, and paraphrasing a summary of the passage. Learn More
  5. THE SELF-QUESTIONING STRATEGY (Jean B. Schumaker, Donald D. Deshler, Susan M. Nolan, Gordon R. Alley) (Softcover)

    THE SELF-QUESTIONING STRATEGY (Jean B. Schumaker, Donald D. Deshler, Susan M. Nolan, Gordon R. Alley) (Softcover)

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    The Self-Questioning Strategy helps students create their own motivation for reading. Students create questions in their minds, predict the answers to those questions, search for the answers to those questions as they read, and paraphrase the answers to themselves. Learn More
  6. THE RECALL ENHANCEMENT ROUTINE  (Jean B. Schumaker, Janis A. Bulgren, Donald D. Deshler, B. Keith Lenz) (Softcover)

    THE RECALL ENHANCEMENT ROUTINE (Jean B. Schumaker, Janis A. Bulgren, Donald D. Deshler, B. Keith Lenz) (Softcover)

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    Using the Recall Enhancement Routine, teachers show students how to create and use mnemonic devices called Recall Devices to commit information to memory and, ultimately, perform well on tests. Teachers use the routine to cue students that information is important, construct a Recall Device, explicitly link the device and the important information, and review the device and information. Learn More
  7. THE PARAPHRASING STRATEGY Instructor's Manual (Jean B. Schumaker, Pegi H. Denton, Donald D. Deshler) (Softcover)

    THE PARAPHRASING STRATEGY Instructor's Manual (Jean B. Schumaker, Pegi H. Denton, Donald D. Deshler) (Softcover)

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    The Paraphrasing Strategy is designed to help students focus on the most important information in a passage and to improve students' recall of main ideas and specific facts. Students read short passages of materials, identify the main idea and details, and rephrase the content in their own words. Learn More
  8. THE PARAGRAPH WRITING STRATEGY INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL (Jean B. Schmaker, Karen D. Lyerla) (Softcover)

    THE PARAGRAPH WRITING STRATEGY INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL (Jean B. Schmaker, Karen D. Lyerla) (Softcover)

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    With the Paragraph Writing Strategy, students learn to list ideas related to a topic; plan the point of view and verb tense to be used in the paragraph; plan the sequence in which ideas will be expressed; and write a variety of topic, detail, and clincher sentences. Learn More
  9. TEACHING CAUSE AND EFFECT (Janis A. Bulgren) (2014) (PDF Download)

    TEACHING CAUSE AND EFFECT (Janis A. Bulgren) (2014) (PDF Download)

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    "Teaching Cause and Effect" contains a set of instructional methods that teachers can use to help students engage in higher order reasoning, thinking about a relationship in which one thing either leads to another or results from another. Learn More
  10. PROFICIENCY IN THE SENTENCE WRITING STRATEGY INSTRUCTORS' MANUAL(Jean B. Schumaker, Jan B. Sheldon) (Softcover)

    PROFICIENCY IN THE SENTENCE WRITING STRATEGY INSTRUCTORS' MANUAL(Jean B. Schumaker, Jan B. Sheldon) (Softcover)

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    Proficiency in the Sentence Writing Strategy is appropriate for students who already have a thorough grounding in basic concepts and terms (such as "subject" and "verb"). In Proficiency in the Sentence Writing Strategy instruction, students learn advanced sentence writing skills, including writing compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. Learn More

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