I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies For Adolescent Readers
  • I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies For Adolescent Readers
  • I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies For Adolescent Readers
ISBN: 157110089X
EAN13: 9781571100894
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 2000
Pages: 152
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 9.1" L x 7.3" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Format: Paperback

I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies For Adolescent Readers

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I Read It, but I Don't Get It is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Cris Tovani is an accomplished teacher and staff developer who writes with verve and humor about the challenges of working with students at all levels of achievement--from those who have mastered the art of fake reading to college-bound juniors and seniors who struggle with the different demands of content-area textbooks and novels.

Enter Cris' classroom, a place where students are continually learning new strategies for tackling difficult text. You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area. The book features: anecdotes in each chapter about real kids with real universal problems. You will identify with these adolescents and will see how these problems can be solved;a thoughtful explanation of current theories of comprehension instruction and how they might be adapted for use with adolescents;a What Works section in each of the last seven chapters that offers simple ideas you can immediately employ in your classroom. The suggestions can be used in a variety of content areas and grade levels(6-12);teaching tips and ideas that benefit struggling readers as well as proficient and advanced readers;appendixes with reproducible materials Read More chevron_right

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   Actually not a bad book
Generally speaking, I am fairly critical of this kind of bad material, but Tovani's book is actually not educational. She offers some pretty useful techniques to help low-income readers at the high school level and breaks down the strategies to target specific needs. The only thing that turned me off a little was that many of her stories of actual classroom experience seem to be fabricated. For example, take the story she tells the student who asked who is Virgil? After they had read the Inferno in class for weeks and the student, in question, had already completed 34 of the book. Seems a little unbelievable and might cast some doubt on the validity of the work. But aside from these examples, I feel that the book could be helpful to teachers of struggling readers.
   great read!
I am a reading teacher and I can not put down this book! I highly recommend it for any reading teacher or struggling reader. It explains so much about reading and gives lots of techniques to help students. In addition, there are great resources in the appendix : My favorite part is reading with purpose activity.
   Excellent strategies for remedial to honors students.
Here there is something for every type of student. I have always struggled with how to teach inference and analysis to students - I know how I do it, but how do I transfer this knowledge to my students? This book covers the strategies along with the author's personal experiences in teaching them in the classroom. Responses to reading are reenacted and I found myself nodding and smirking with the commonalities.
   My current favorite teaching resource
I don 't know how I have taught reading to high school students without discovering this book before. It speaks to my particular passion of teaching struggling older students to read, understand what they read, and enjoy what they read. I write and highlighting all over the pages of the book and have sticky notes marking many pages. It is never absolutely late. I hate hearing teachers, especially special educators or reading teachers, say that students must learn by third grade or they will never learn to read.
   Valuable Resource
Chris Tovanni has created a valuable resource for all teachers by providing them with ideas on how to improve reading comprehension in high school students. The one component that kept me from giving this five stars is that it is geared towards English-reading teachers. What would be a great addition in a second issue would be the inclusion of short example strategies for focusing on a textbook as opposed to literature. Any teacher who plans adequately at the minimum would have no problem adapting the strategies to textbooks, but some textbook direct strategies would be nice. In all, however, this is a resource that I cite as a social studies teacher on a frequent basis. It helps me develop realistic strategies to implement in the classroom to improve student comprehension.
   Don’t Waste Your Money
The image I upload here is pretty self-explanatory, but I’ll explain my thoughts anyway. As theoristically Models '' reading instruction, she questions whether an enslaved individual is defeated for doing something despite knowing that there would be consequences ''. Then she proceeds to complain about being considered a racist. I can 't believe that people are still giving high ratings to this book. Well, I can certainly believe it considering the world in which we live. It is sad to think that people are still praising and using this repastor ''. Although there are some common reading instruction strategies, this book is offensive and dated.
   Great for teachers
I have used this book purchased and is in perfect condition. Although I am only half way through the book, it is great information for teachers who are frustrated when their students lack reading comprehension. This book has great insight into why students read words but do not comprehend the words.
   Best book EVER !
Gives good ideas that I can implement immediately to help my students become solid readers. If you want to help kids who say, I don t get it NOW, get it NOW.
   Was purchased for a college class.
What an excellent book! Highly recommended for teachers of high school through fifth grade and possibly a classroom book discussion. This book could possibly help many students overcome their reading problems and understand them. Great resource tool only for teachers.
   not great, but worth a read
Cris Tovani, once a struggling reader herself, provides some excellent advice. While not as good as Notice and Note Strategies for Close Reading, Tovani still provides plenty of good strategies for reluctant readers or those who read fluently, but can not decipher meanings.