How to Read Texts

A Student Guide to Critical Approaches and Skills, 2nd Edition


Author: Neil McCaw

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144119066X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 6358

Now covering multi-media texts and practical advice on essay-writing and independent research, this is an essential guide to critical reading at university level

How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text


Author: Eugene Giddens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521886406

Category: Drama

Page: 187

View: 1800

An invaluable introductory guide for students on how to engage with the original printed texts of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Learning to Read in American Schools

Basal Readers and Content Texts


Author: Richard C. Anderson,Jean Osborn,Robert J. Tierney

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780898592191

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 2209

Learning to Read in American Schools examines critical research that offers direct implications for the design and/or evaluation of text materials used in our schools today. In so doing, it addresses issues regarding the quality of text materials, and contains specific recommendations for the improvement of reading comprehension and instruction. Timely, clearly written, and jargon-free, this text is an essential handbook for school administrators, reading specialists, teachers in professional development programs, trainers of teachers, and curriculum developers. It should have a profound impact on how reading is taught in American schools.

Reading Texts, Reading Lives

Essays in the Tradition of Humanistic Cultural Criticism in Honor of Daniel R. Schwarz


Author: Daniel Morris,Helen Maxson

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 1611493455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 1128

Distinguished contributors take up eminent scholar Daniel R. Schwarz’s reading of modern fiction and poetry as mediating between human desire and human action. The essayists follow Schwarz’s advice, “always the text, always historicize,” thus making this book relevant to current debates about the relationships between literature, ethics, aesthetics, and historical contexts.

How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind

A Truth-Seeker’s Guide to Making Sense of Scripture


Author: Kent Blevins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872970

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 1739

Does reading the Bible sometimes leave you confused? Do you have difficulty seeing the relevance of the Bible to modern concerns or to important issues in your life? Do you believe Bible reading and intellectual inquiry are mutually exclusive? This book explores how the Bible can serve as a resource for discovering truth. It provides a method that accepts and incorporates the knowledge gained from modern scholarship while also recognizing that truth-discovery is a personal, multifaceted journey. It honors the integrity of Scripture while remaining open to insight from additional truth-sources. In exploring what we mean when we speak of the Bible's authority, it is honest about the challenges presented to modern readers by the cultural chasm separating the biblical writers from today's world. How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind shows how the Bible can be read with full engagement of both mind and heart.

A Close Look at Close Reading

Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K–5


Author: Diane Lapp,Barbara Moss,María Grant

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620346

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 5106

The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While elementary school teachers are certainly willing to teach students to closely read both literary and informational text, many are wondering what, exactly, this involves. Is there a process to follow? How is close reading different from guided reading or other common literacy practices? How do you prepare students to have their ability to analyze complex texts measured by Common Core assessments? Is it even possible for students in grades K-5 to "read to learn" when they're only just learning to read? Literacy experts Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson answer these questions and more as they explain how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. Informed by the authors' extensive field experience and enriched by dozens of real-life scenarios and downloadable tools and templates, this book explores * Text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students. * The process and purpose of close reading in the elementary grades, with an emphasis on its role in developing the 21st century thinking, speaking, and writing skills essential for academic communication and required by the Common Core. * How to plan, teach, and manage close reading sessions across the academic disciplines, including the kinds of questions to ask and the kinds of support to provide. * How to assess close reading and help all students--regardless of linguistic, cultural, or academic background--connect deeply with what they read and derive meaning from a complex text. Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers--and empowered and independent learners. In this comprehensive resource, you'll find everything you need to start their journey.

Teaching Through Texts

Promoting Literacy Through Popular and Literary Texts in the Primary Classroom


Author: Holly Anderson,Morag Styles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134630875

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 8675

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Biblical Interpretation

Theory, Process, and Criteria


Author: Yung Suk Kim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896404

Category: Religion

Page: 122

View: 2936

Yung Suk Kim asks important questions in Biblical Interpretation: Why do we care about the Bible and biblical interpretation? How do we know which interpretation is better? He expertly brings to the fore the essential elements of interpretation--the reader, the text, and the reading lens--and attempts to explore a set of criteria for solid interpretation. While celebrating the diversity of biblical interpretation, Kim warns that not all interpretations are valid, legitimate, or healthy because interpretation involves the complex process of what he calls critical contextual biblical interpretation. He suggests that readers engage with the text by asking important questions of their own: Why do we read? How do we read? and What do we read?

Foundations of Reading Acquisition and Dyslexia

Implications for Early Intervention


Author: Benita A. Blachman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 080582362X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 463

View: 2412

The chapters in this volume are based on presentations made at a recent conference on cognitive and linguistic foundations of reading acquisition. The researchers who participated have all made contributions to the theoretical and empirical understanding of how children learn to read. They were asked to address not only what they have learned from their research, but also to discuss unsolved problems. This dialogue prompted numerous questions of both a theoretical and applied nature, generated heated debate, and fueled optimism about the important gains that have been made in the scientific understanding of the reading process, especially of the critical role played by phonological abilities.

How to Read an Oral Poem


Author: John Miles Foley

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070822

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 1010

Uses examples from Homer's Odyssey to contemporary urban America's slam poetry to explore the cultural contexts of this verbal artform, discussing the structure, principles, and social applications of the oral poem.