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Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop

Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop Description:

How do students become thoughtful independent readers who comprehend text at a deep level br br To find the answers authors Keene and Zimmermann embarked on a journey into the thought processes of proficient readers a journey through poems and essays classrooms and workshops humor and reflection Mosaic of Thought chronicles that journey which ultimately led the authors to elaborate on eight cognitive processes identified in comprehension research and used by successful readers These serve as models for the strategies offered in this book strategies intended to help children become more flexible adaptive independent and engaged readers br br Mosaic proposes a new instructional paradigm focused on in depth explicit instruction in the strategies used by proficient readers The authors take us beyond the traditional classroom into the literature based workshop oriented classrooms Through vivid portraits of these remarkable environments all participants in the Denver based Reading Project of the Public Education amp Business Coalition we see how explicit instruction looks in dynamic literature rich readers workshops As the students connect to background knowledge create sensory images ask questions draw inferences determine what s important synthesize ideas and solve problems at the word and text level they are able to construct a rich mosaic of meaning br br Straightforward and jargon free Mosaic of Thought has relevance to all literature based classrooms regardless of level It offers practical tools for inservice teachers as well as essential methods instruction for preservice teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate level Indeed anyone interested in literacy will benefit from the authors challenge to rediscover the thought processes that inform our own comprehension

Rating: 3.62 out of 5

To Understand: New Horizons in Reading Comprehension

To Understand: New Horizons in Reading Comprehension Description:

em This is a work of incredible scope adventurous ingratiating challenging genuinely groundbreaking and gorgeously written It will knock the socks off this profession em br br strong Harvey Daniels strong Author of em Subjects Matter em and em Content Area Writing em The renaissance in comprehension instruction launched by em Mosaic of Thought em has led to changes in hundreds of thousands of classrooms where teachers now model reading strategies and students probe meaning more deeply But no book in the field has satisfactorily answered the question em What does it really mean to comprehend em In em To Understand em Ellin Oliver Keene not only explores this important question but reveals what teachers can do to encourage all students to engage in deep understanding far more consistently than before br br In discovering what s really behind comprehension em To Understand em goes well beyond comprehension strategy instruction Keene identifies specific Dimensions and Outcomes of Understanding characteristics identified in readers with a highly developed ability to make sense of text to help you rethink what comprehension is She demonstrates how to leverage the Dimensions and Outcomes into relevant provocative memorable instruction em To Understand em proposes a model that incorporates all aspects of literacy instruction word learning and comprehension and describes how teachers can focus on what matters most in literacy content Keene shows that when teachers target the most essential content they have the time to help strong every strong student engage more deeply with texts and discover a passion for reading and learning The model is founded on four simple but powerful concepts br br strong Focus on what s important strong by teaching vital concepts in depth rather than skimming over nonessential skills br strong Use research based teaching and learning strategies strong including proven effective comprehension and language based strategies then taking them further by showing students how the strategies lead them to a fuller understand of a text br strong Teach the essential concepts over a long period of time strong so that children have an opportunity to learn not only a comprehension strategy but to explore where that strategy leads in their understanding br strong Give students numerous opportunities to apply the concepts strong in a variety of texts and contexts With em To Understand em in hand you ll find new ways to draw out the innate intellectual interest in every student and spark dramatic improvements in literacy learning and comprehension even among students who struggle You ll see that by rethinking what it means to understand by teaching children the Outcomes and Dimensions of understanding you can help students exceed expectations while broadening your vision of their abilities their capacity and their energy for learning strong strong There s still more much more to learn about comprehension Read em To Understand em join Ellin Oliver Keene and discover that what s at the very core of comprehension can not only reinvigorate your teaching but take your students to new uncharted levels of learning br br

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

Comprehension Going Forward: Where We Are / What's Next

Comprehension Going Forward: Where We Are / What's Next Description:

em The real genius of this book is that it is written by teachers for teachers All of the authors in this book know what classrooms are like This means that authenticity and integrity pervade every chapter in the book Teachers will immediately sense this authenticity on their way to realizing that the book offers an endless supply of useful suggestions em br strong From the Coda by P David Pearson strong br br For those of us who teach comprehension strategies em Comprehension Going Forward em is as near to the ultimate PD experience as we can get Imagine a professional learning community where you could sit in as br br br br strong Ellin Keene strong and strong Debbie Miller strong swap best practices br strong Stephanie Harvey strong and strong Harvey strong strong Smokey Daniels strong compare instruction across the grades br strong Anne Goudvis strong and strong Tanny McGregor strong share ways to infuse comprehension into every subject area br strong Cris Tovani strong and strong Nancy Commins strong apply the strategies to help struggling readers English learners and special needs students In em Comprehension Going Forward em you ll meet up with leading practitioners and researchers for an energetic personal and frequently irreverent conversation on what great comprehension instruction looks like what an amazing range of applications it has for all students and what we can do better Not only do figures such as strong Susan Zimmerman strong and strong P David Pearson strong include their own chapters but like any exciting conversation they point out their favorite parts of one another s chapters highlighting discussion topics for teacher study groups along the way br br Read em Comprehension Going Forward em and RSVP to a get together that no one who teaches reading will want to miss Enter this powerful lively conversation about how we can improve all readers comprehension today and join some of your favorite authors as they reach for a tomorrow where every child reads with deep understanding br br em Each author takes the comprehension strategies as a starting point and then reaches out toward a different set of applications extensions and practices But everyone is connected by the research base on comprehension instruction and by our common goal to provide every child in America with an All Access Pass to literacy em br strong From the editor s introduction by Harvey Smokey Daniels strong

Rating: 3.67 out of 5

Talk About Understanding

Talk About Understanding Description:

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Rating: 3.33 out of 5

Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies

Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies Description:

Developed by renowned author Ellin Keene Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies is an ideal tool for assessing students reading comprehension This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text The book contains four reading passages for each grade level that offer high interest fiction and nonfiction text Each assessment is accompanied by a rubric that allows you to document students thinking and then score and monitor their growth Strategies assessed include thinking aloud using schema inferring asking questions determining importance in text setting a purpose for reading monitoring comprehension visualizing synthesizing and retelling and story structure structural patterns The assessments can be used in various ways to inform instruction and to assess learning All passages assessments and rubrics are provided on the Teacher Resource CD and the assessments and rubrics can be customized

Rating: 3.54 out of 5

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 Description:

i I Read It but I Don t Get It i 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 br br 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 br br br 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 br a thoughtful explanation of current theories of comprehension instruction and how they might be adapted for use with adolescents br 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 br teaching tips and ideas that benefit struggling readers as well as proficient and advanced readers br appendixes with reproducible materials that you can use in your classroom including coding sheets double entry diaries and comprehension constructors br In a time when students need increasingly sophisticated reading skills this book will provide support for teachers who want to incorporate comprehension instruction into their daily lesson plans without sacrificing content knowledge

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

No More Independent Reading Without Support

No More Independent Reading Without Support Description:

What if there was a time when things slowed down No rotations activities or worksheets just you your kids and books Would you take it strong Debbie Miller strong and strong Barbara Moss strong br br We know children learn to read by reading Is independent reading valuable enough to use precious classroom minutes on Yes writes Debbie Miller and Barbara Moss but only if that time is purposeful br br DEAR and SSR aren t enough Research shows that independent reading must be accompanied by intentional instruction and conferring Debbie and Barbara clear a path for you to take informed action that makes a big difference with br br br a rationale for independent reading that s worth finding the time for research evidence on its effectiveness and instructional best practices a framework with teaching tactics for starting and sustaining success When we set children loose day after day with no focus or support it can lead to fake reading and disengagement write Debbie and Barbara It s our job to equip children with the tools they need when we re not there Read em No More Independent Reading Without Support em and find out how br br strong About the Not This But That Series strong br em No More Independent Reading Without Support em is part of the Not This But That series edited by Nell K Duke and Ellin Oliver Keene It helps teachers examine common ineffective classroom practices and replace them with practices supported by research and professional wisdom In each book a practicing educator and an education researcher identify an ineffective practice summarize what the research suggests about why and detail research based proven practices to replace it and improve student learning br br Read a sample chapter from em No More Independent Reading Without Support em

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Misreading Masculinity: Boys, Literacy, and Popular Culture

Misreading Masculinity: Boys, Literacy, and Popular Culture Description:

Post Columbine has been a time when the issues of popular culture and the behavior of boys have generated more heat than light This complex contested intersection has led to censorship and worse alarm irrationality and a failure to examine our ways of teaching particularly teaching literacy to boys In this book Tom Newkirk takes an up close and personal look at elementary boys and their relationship to sports movies video games and other venues of popular culture Unlike the alarmists he sees these media not as enemies i of i literacy but as resources i for i literacy br br Through a series of extraordinary interviews Newkirk listens to young boys and girls who describe the pleasure they take in popular culture They explain the ways in which they use visual narratives in their writing They even defend their use of violence in their work Newkirk disproves the simplistic stereotype of boys who are primed to imitate the violence they see He shows that rather than mimic boys most often transform recombine and participate in story lines and resist mock and discern the unreality of icons of popular culture br br Using a mixture of memoir research project cultural analysis and critique of published findings Newkirk encourages schools to ask questions about what counts as literacy in boys and what doesn t to allow in their literacy programs boys diverse tastes values and learning styles In other words if we want boys to join the literacy club then we have to invite them in with genres of their own choosing

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

No More Reading for Junk: Best Practices for Motivating Readers

No More Reading for Junk: Best Practices for Motivating Readers Description:

Pizza Pez dispensers Nerf balls When we give students junk to reward reading we are focusing their intention away from the act of reading and from their own independence as readers Instead we can create classrooms where reading is seen as its own reward In this book esteemed researcher Linda Gambrell provides a research based context for cultivating children s intrinsic motivation to read and identifies three essential principles the ARC of motivation br br br access giving kids a wealth of reading materials and opportunities to discuss texts relevance offering high interest moderately challenging and authentic reading experiences choice allowing students to self select texts and reading activities What exactly do those principles look like in action Reading specialist and researcher Barbara Marinak shares the strategies and techniques that make a difference for student readers motivation turning disengaged readers into passionate ones Pizza and Pez dispensers are short lived Linda and Barbara write but confident and empowered readers are likely to remain motivated for life

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays about Children, Learning, and Teaching

The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays about Children, Learning, and Teaching Description:

This book is about bringing the education we want for our own children to all It is focused on a set of strongly held beliefs that drive the actions of educators every day Each chapter of the book is focused on a single belief and invites readers to consider what they can do to help children attend schools based on the true authentic expressions of their teachers beliefs Contributions include essays by many prominent educators including Sir Ken Robinson Deborah Meier and Thomas Newkirk Please click on the contents tab below for a list of all contributors br br In a diverse group of American educators made a pilgrimage to Italy to observe instruction at a Reggio Emilia school Their observations resulted in a desire to articulate a set of belief statements about education This book is based on those beliefs With this collection the authors and editors hope to create a space in the current education conversation for teachers to know that they can teach in a way that is aligned to their beliefs

Rating: 3.54 out of 5