Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12
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Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12
Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning

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© 2016 | 216 pages | Corwin

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“Every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design” — Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, & John Hattie

What if someone slipped you a piece of paper listing the literacy practices that ensure students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of learning for a year spent in school? Would you keep the paper or throw it away?

We think you’d keep it. And that’s precisely why acclaimed educators Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie wrote Visible Learning for Literacy. They know teachers will want to apply Hattie’s head-turning synthesis of more than 15 years of research involving millions of students, which he used to identify the instructional routines that have the biggest impact on student learning.  

These practices are “visible” for teachers and students to see, because their purpose has been made clear, they are implemented at the right moment in a student’s learning, and their effect is tangible.  Yes, the “aha” moments made visible by design. 

With their trademark clarity and command of the research, and dozens of classroom scenarios to make it all replicable, these authors apply Hattie’s research, and show you:

  • How to use the right approach at the right time, so that you can more intentionally design classroom experiences that hit the surface, deep, and transfer phases of learning, and more expertly see when a student is ready to dive from surface to deep.
  • Which routines are most effective at specific phases of learning, including word sorts, concept mapping, close reading, annotating, discussion, formative assessment, feedback, collaborative learning, reciprocal teaching, and many more. 
  • Why the 8 mind frames for teachers apply so well to curriculum planning and can inspire you to be a change agent in students’ lives—and part of a faculty that embraces the idea that visible teaching is a continual evaluation of one’s impact on student’s learning. 

“Teachers, it’s time we embrace the evidence, update our classrooms, and impact student learning in wildly positive ways,” say Doug,  Nancy, and John. So let’s see Visible Learning for Literacy for what it is: the book that renews our teaching and reminds us of our influence, just in time. 

 
 
List of Videos
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. Laying the Groundwork for Visible Learning for Literacy
 
The Evidence Base
Meta-Analyses  
Effect Sizes  
 
Noticing What Works
 
Learning From What Works, Not Limited to Literacy
Teacher Credibility  
Teacher–Student Relationships  
Teacher Expectations  
 
General Literacy Learning Practices
1. Challenge  
2. Self-Efficacy  
3. Learning Intentions With Success Criteria  
 
Conclusion
 
Chapter 2. Surface Literacy Learning
 
Why Surface Literacy Learning Is Essential
 
Acquisition and Consolidation
 
Acquisition of Literacy Learning Made Visible
 
Leveraging Prior Knowledge
 
Phonics Instruction and Direct Instruction in Context
 
Vocabulary Instruction
Mnemonics  
Word Cards  
Modeling Word Solving  
Word and Concept Sorts  
Wide Reading  
 
Reading Comprehension Instruction in Context
Summarizing  
Annotating Text  
Note-Taking  
 
Consolidation of Literacy Learning Made Visible
 
Rehearsal and Memorization Through Spaced Practice
Repeated Reading  
Receiving Feedback  
 
Collaborative Learning With Peers
 
Conclusion
 
Chapter 3. Deep Literacy Learning
 
Moving From Surface to Deep
 
Deep Acquisition and Deep Consolidation
 
Deep Acquisition of Literacy Learning Made Visible
Concept Mapping  
Discussion and Questioning  
Close Reading  
 
Deep Consolidation of Literacy Learning Made Visible
Metacognitive Strategies  
Reciprocal Teaching  
Feedback to the Learner  
 
Conclusion
 
Chapter 4. Teaching Literacy for Transfer
 
Moving From Deep Learning to Transfer
 
Types of Transfer: Near and Far
 
The Paths for Transfer: Low-Road Hugging and High-Road Bridging
 
Setting the Conditions for Transfer of Learning
 
Teaching Students to Organize Conceptual Knowledge
Students Identify Analogies  
Peer Tutoring  
Reading Across Documents  
Problem-Solving Teaching  
 
Teaching Students to Transform Conceptual Knowledge
Socratic Seminar  
Extended Writing  
Time to Investigate and Produce  
 
Conclusion
 
Chapter 5. Determining Impact, Responding When the Impact Is Insufficient, and Knowing What Does Not Work
 
Determining Impact
Preassessment  
Postassessment  
 
Responding When There Is Insufficient Impact
 
Response to Intervention
Screening  
Quality Core Instruction  
Progress Monitoring  
Supplemental and Intensive Interventions  
 
Learning From What Doesn’t Work
Grade-Level Retention  
Ability Grouping  
Matching Learning Styles With Instruction  
Test Prep  
Homework  
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix: Effect Sizes
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Students using this book as a basis for reference, discussion, and documentation have found it to be invaluable. I concur.

Tom Lueschow
School Of Education, Viterbo University
October 5, 2016

A great summary of the data and how it relates to literacy. Will be recommended to our students.

Miss Linda Lapere
School of Education, Social Work &, Dundee University
October 19, 2016

I'm not sure I am going to adopt this as my main/required text for this course, but may recommend it as an optional supplemental text. I love the primer on effect sizes and am motivated to go back and read the 2 previous books by these authors on Visible Learning.

Dr Kelly Kathleen Metz
Speech Hearing Sciences Dept, Univ Of Southern Mississippi
September 25, 2016

Like the research basis of text. Considering for grad literacy course with heavy research emphasis.

Dr James N. Nichols
School Of Education, Nyack College-Rockland
June 1, 2016

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1_Laying the Groundwork For Visible Learning for Literacy


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