Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction
ISBN: 1119104246
EAN13: 9781119104247
Language: English
Publication Date: February 29, 2016
Pages: 456
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.90" L x 7.50" W
Weight: 1.70 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
The Must-Have Resource for Teachers to Rethink How They Teach Reading The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases. Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills. When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing over the key to the kingdom. Of all the topics we teach reading is first among equals. Grounded in advice from effective classrooms nationwide, Reading Reconsidered takes you into the trenches with actionable guidance from real-life educators and instructional champions. The authors address the anxiety-inducing world of Common Core State Standards, distilling from those standards four key ideas that help hone teaching practices both generally and in preparation for assessments. This 'Core of the Core, ' broken into small, easily navigable modules, comprises the first half of the book and instructs educators on how to teach students to: read harder texts, 'closely read' texts rigorously and intentionally, read nonfiction more effectively, and write more effectively in direct response to texts. The second half of Reading Reconsidered reinforces these principles, coupling them with the 'fundamentals' of reading instruction--a host of techniques and subject specific tools set forth by the authors to reconsider how teachers approach such essential topics as vocabulary, interactive reading, and student autonomy. Reading Reconsidered breaks an overly broad issue into clear, easy-to-implement approaches. Filled with practical tools including book lists, sample student work, and video clips from real classrooms, Reading Reconsidered provides the framework necessary for teachers to ensure that students forge futures as lifelong readers.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover TEACH YOUR STUDENTS TO READ LIKE CHAMPIONS--WITH RIGOR, INDEPENDENCE, PRECISION, AND INSIGHT In Reading Reconsidered , Doug Lemov, author of the groundbreaking Teach Like a Champion , and his coauthors, Colleen Driggs and Erica Woolway, reveal the most productive ideas gleaned from the most effective teachers of reading. This book takes you into the trenches with actionable guidance from real-life educators and instructional champions. The authors address the anxiety-inducing world of Common Core State Standards, distilling from those standards four key ideas that help hone teaching practices both generally and in preparation for assessments. This Core of the Core shows how to teach students to: read harder texts, closely read texts rigorously and intentionally, read nonfiction more effectively, and write more effectively in direct response to texts. The authors also focus on the fundamentals of reading instruction--techniques and subject specific tools that reconsider approaches to such essential topics as vocabulary, interactive reading, and student autonomy. Filled with practical tools and over 40 video clips from real classrooms, this book provides the framework we need to ensure our students forge futures as lifelong readers. Teaching children to read is our most challenging task in education. This book is a 'must-read' for K-12 educators trying to crack this very tough nut! --Terry Grier, superintendent of schools, Houston Independent School District Reading Reconsidered provokes us into thinking in new ways about that most foundational of academic skills: making sense of the written word. The authors offer a fresh perspective on reading that is both intellectually stimulating and relentlessly practical. --Annie Murphy Paul, education journalist and blogger