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    Teacher Bulletin Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Prepared by the NAD Atlantic Union annually, Teacher Bulletin provides busy teachers with creative units for multi-grade/multi-age elementary classes.

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    A Personalized Daily Five - Teaching Small Groups of Math & Language Arts in a Multigrade Classroom Grade 1-Grade 8 New!!
    The presentation and handout from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session will show you how to implement a personalized Daily Five routine in your multi-grade classroom.

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    A Reason for Guided Reading Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Ninety-five short leveled readers designed to effectively teach reading skills to young students. Values-based stories make reading FUN, while teaching young readers powerful reading strategies. Available in several series by level or topic (scripture stories,...

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    A supervisory and remedial reading program in a Seventh-day Adventist elementary school Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Statement of the problem: It was the purpose of this study (1) to examine the objectives of the reading program in the Seventh-day Adventist elementary school in terms of its philosophy of education, (2) to determine the best methods of meeting these...

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    Charlie Horse Small Group Activities Grade 2-Grade 3
    Download activities to teach Charlie Horse, a second grade theme book in the NAD Pathways curriculum. Instructions on how to set up small groups day by day for four weeks are included, along with 37 activity sheets.

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    Creating Innovative Reading and Math Centers Preschool-Grade 4
    These 2012 NAD Teachers Convention session handouts include engaging ideas for math and reading centers where students can practice and apply strategies that have been taught utilizing various methods, games and technology. It also includes a unit which features...

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    Discerning Shapes, Reading Words Like Faces - The Current Science of Literacy and its Implications for Low-Income Countries Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "Despite much donor investment in low-income countries, student populations may fail to learn even the first steps of literacy. To some extent this may be due to teaching materials and methods that were developed for high-income students who get more...

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    Dissecting and Experiencing the Reading workshop for Teachers and Administrators Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Learn how to use the reading workshop strategy, as part of the Pathways reading program, from this presentation by Martha Havens and Lynal Ingham, NAD Pacific Union education leaders. This powerpoint was presented...

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    Effective Early Reading Instruction - Aligning Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment for Special Education Kindergarten-Grade 4
    “The primary purposes of this article are to provide background knowledge about language and reading development; describe new assessment tools; share practical guidance for developing early reading standards to reduce reading problems; and suggest ways...

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    Enhancing Reading Comprehension - Sabah Schoolchildren Use Puppets and Scripts to Learn English Preschool-Grade 8
    A research study using realistic puppets and original, fact-based scripts with children in an elementary school in Sabah, East Malaysia, seems to indicate that rehearsal of the scripts for public presentation increased reading fluency and comprehension in...

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    Fostering the Self-esteem of Children with Reading Difficulties - A Christian Approach Grade 1-Lifelong
    Cozens seeks a Christian approach to nurturing self-esteem and improving the academic performance of children with reading difficulties. Five principles of nurturing self-esteem are noted to provide a very effective means for integrating the faith and learning...

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    Grouping Students for Reading Instruction Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Ideas for teaching reading more effectively in small schools. Reading instruction provides unusual challenges because students must be taught at a mastery level and provided with enrichment and reinforcement. Suggestions dealing with general group management...

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    Guided Reading and Pathways Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Discover how guided reading is used as an integral part of Pathways. Barbara Plubell's 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides insights and resources for lower elementary reading classes.

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    Guided Reading Resources Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This list links to guided reading resources, including strategies and book lists.

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    Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction in Elementary Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 6
    With this packet from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn how to use informal assessments to find the reading level of each student and place them in small flexible reading groups... discover how to use leveled reading materials to meet students'...

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    Guided Reading, Literature Circles, and Reading Workshop Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The purpose of this article is to familiarize teachers with terms and practices that will make the implementation of the new North American Division (NAD) Office of Education's Elementary Reading Curriculum (Pathways) as effective as possible. The article...

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    Helping College Students Who Read Poorly Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article discusses issues in remedial reading for college students. College teachers need to be flexible, firm, and analytical when dealing with students who have reading problems, at the same time providing an atmosphere where learning can take place....

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    Helping Struggling Readers and Students With Limited English Proficiency Kindergarten-Grade 3
    This article examines reading expectations for students, particularly in kindergarten through grade 3, as well as strategies that regular classroom teachers can use to identify and assist struggling readers. Many teachers know what reading materials and strategies...

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    Helping Struggling Readers Succeed in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Use these strategies to help struggling readers with the five key elements of literacy: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency & comprehension.

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    How Can I Help My Students Who Struggle With Reading Comprehension? Kindergarten-Grade 6
    The most important skill in reading is constructing meaning. Reading and comprehension are defined, as a precise definition of both will help teachers understand how to choose appropriate classroom interventions for individual needs. Comprehension instruction...

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    If You Teach K-3 You Need This Book Kindergarten-Grade 3
    Findings of the National Reading Panel show what it takes to make successful readers in the early grades. In this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention workshop, learn about the five elements essential to teaching reading in the early grades: phonemic awareness, phonics,...

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    Independent Studies Endorse Superior Strategies for Teaching Reading and Spelling - Hilliard's Journey Kindergarten-Grade 6
    When students are learning to read, "the precise way in which the complex processes combine must be understood and demonstrated by teachers in order to identify their students’ needs and to teach most effectively. The activities initiated at...

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    It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This: Teacher Read-Alouds as a Powerful Instructional Tool Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A discussion of the infinite array of teaching and learning possibilities afforded by reading aloud to students. From the JAE special issue on reading.

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    JAE Editorial: Reading, Writing, and Revolution Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ian Bothwell's editorial discusses some of the controversy surrounding the teaching of reading, including phonics, whole language, basal readers and more. Articles are divided into the following categories: Elementary Level Teaching...

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    K-2 Multi-Grade Bridge Kindergarten-Grade 2
    From the Southern Union Conference, "K-2 BRIDGE is an option for K-1 or K-2 multi-grade teachers trying to teach Pathways 1-2 and the new Kindergarten Stepping Stones. Both can be accomplished by teaching one core book using one Daily Lesson Guide. All...

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    Learning A-Z Kindergarten-Grade 4
    From a 2018 NAD convention workshop titled 'Digital Differentiation for Elementary Readers,' this correlation chart compares Learning A-Z levels with Age, Grade, Accelerated Reader, Fountas & Pinnell, Reading Recovery, DRA, PM Readers, and Lexile.

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    Letters and Sounds - Establishing the Foundation for Reading Kindergarten-Grade 3
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides best practice techniques to teach letter sounds and letter formations.This systematic instruction ensures that even our at-risk students master these foundational skills and have a successful start to...

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    Little House on the Prairie - Language Arts Unit Grade 3-Grade 5
    This 16-day unit features reading Wilder's Little House on the Prairie novel, including lesson plans, worksheets, a reader's theater, and a final unit quiz. Connect social studies with the accompanying thematic...

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    Pacific Press Publishing Association Tertiary-Lifelong
    Home page of Pacific Press with links to educational publications, children's sites, information on submissions, magazines, Adventist Book Centers, and more. Pacific Press has also created quizzes to go with many of their leveled readers, accessed through...

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    Pathways 2.0 - What's New! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Pathways 2.0 is set to be rolled out across the NAD for the 2019-2020 school year. With this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention workshop, "learn the role of faith connections, essential questions, and big ideas in the revised program."

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    Pathways Text Questions - Shepherd Warrior Grade 7
    Extensive set of questions for every chapter of the book Shepherd Warrior by Bradley Booth. This book is the 7th grade, Walking with God selection for Pathways 2.0, the language arts program developed by the NAD for Adventist schools.

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    Read Aloud - Why It Can Change You and Your Classroom 0-2 years-Grade 8
    Reading aloud to your students will change their lives in ways that seem too incredible to be real. Based on Mem Fox’s Reading Magic, this 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation challenges teachers to make this part of their classroom routine and...

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    Reading Comprehension Strategies to Improve Writing Skills in the High School English Class Grade 9-Grade 12
    "Whether students pursue employment as blue-collar or white-collar workers, employers expect them to be able to read, write, and comprehend numerous types of communication."

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    Reading for Information Unit Template Grade 5-Grade 9
    Created by an education student, this document will help teachers instruct students to read texts with understanding. Use as a unit plan or as a template to create your own.

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    Reading for Meaning - Fluently Kindergarten-Grade 8
    With materials from this 2018 NAD convention workshop, "explore three powerful, research-based strategies for accelerating reading achievement: teacher modeling, repeated readings, and progress monitoring."

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    Reading Instruction - Moving from How to Why Through Paradigmatic Clarification Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this article, the author traces the history of reading instruction and provides a philosophical and theoretical context for reading practice. The implications for reading instruction are then examined. The longitudinal and latitudinal nature of reading...

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    Running From the Traditional Approach to Teaching Reading Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Literature circles are a way of teaching reading, which moves away from the traditional, teacher-directed way of teaching with anthologies and workbooks. How to teach using literature circles is discussed. From the JAE special issue on reading.

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    Running on Empty - Student Activities Grade 4-Grade 8
    For purposes of this guide, the book Running on Empty is broken down into 10 reading days. You may choose to have your students read the entire Running on Empty book at one sitting and then do some suggested activities. Or you may cover the book in...

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    Small Steps - Question Sets Grade 5
    Extensive set of questions for every chapter of the book Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret. This book is part of the Pathways Program, the Seventh-day Adventist Language Arts Program developed by the NAD.

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    Teacher behaviors which promote reading comprehension achievement in fourth grade classes Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The purpose was to identify teacher behaviors which promote student achievement in reading comprehension, as measured by comparing variables on the Reading Comprehension Observation Instrument (RCOI) and the Reading Comprehension test of the Iowa Tests of...

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    That Johnny Will Read Grade 1-Lifelong
    A review of services offered by the Atlantic Union College reading center. Students who read at low levels learn study and reading skills that will lift them off academic probation. Students who score higher in reading learn speed-reading techniques and other...

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    The Daily 5 - Language Arts Resources Kindergarten-Grade 4
    This list links to resources describing The Daily 5, a method of teaching language arts.

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    The Door in the Wall - Lesson Plan Grade 5-Grade 6
    A Pathways reading lesson on the text, The Door in the Wall, that demonstrates how faith integration can be done in lesson planning.

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    The Role of Phonemic Awareness and Phonics in Beginning Reading Kindergarten-Grade 3
    The focus of this article is the importance of phonemic awareness and phonics instruction in teaching beginning reading. Topics discussed include the five levels of phonemic awareness, namely, oral rhyming, oddity tasks, oral blending, oral phoneme segmentation,...

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    Thirteen Ways to Make Children Want to Read Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Thirteen suggestions for helping children want to read.