Reading Reasons

Motivational Mini-lessons for Middle and High School


Author: Kelly Gallagher

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571103567

Category: Education

Page: 180

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"Why should I read?" Can your students answer that question? Do they have trouble seeing the importance that reading may have in their lives? Are they lacking motivation, both in academic and recreational reading? Do you think you can effectively teach reading strategies if students don't understand the benefits of literacy? In Reading Reasons, Kelly Gallagher offers a series of mini-lessons specifically tailored to motivate middle and high school students to read, and in doing so, to help them understand the importance and relevance reading will take in their lives. This book introduces and explains in detail nine specific "real-world" reasons why students should be readers. The book contains forty practical, classroom-tested and reproducible mini-lessons that get to the heart of reading motivation and that can be used immediately in English (as well as other content-area) classrooms. These easy-to-use motivational lessons serve as weekly reading "boostershots" that help maintain reading enthusiasm in your classroom from September through June. The mini-lessons, ranging from five to twenty minutes in length, hit home with adolescents, and in turn, enable them to internalize the importance reading will play in their lives. Rather than telling students reading is good for them, the lessons in this book show them the benefits of reading.

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?

Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12


Author: Cris Tovani

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103767

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 8791

Takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. Shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content; samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors; a variety of 'comprehension constructors': guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading; guidance on assessing students; tips for balancing content and reading instruction.

Deeper Reading

Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12


Author: Kelly Gallagher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103848

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 7313

Identifies the elements of an effective reading lesson, and presents strategies teachers may use to help secondary students read and understand challenging fiction and nonfiction books.

Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools

Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies


Author: Elaine K. McEwan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412924359

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 7054

This second edition enhances the "five big ideas" for raising reading achievement with seven cognitive strategies and more than twenty "teaching for learning" tips for daily instruction.

Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens: What Would Make Them Read More?


Author: Margaret K. Merga

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440867992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 1776

Identifies evidence-backed and easy-to-implement strategies for encouraging young people to read, and helps you to position your library as an indispensable resource for supporting reading. • Considers strategies for countering the biggest barriers to reading as identified by young people • Explains how to most effectively implement common strategies to support reading engagement at your school, such as implementing sustained silent reading, having conversations about books, and reading aloud to older children • Offers strategies for promoting awareness of the ongoing value of reading and for teaching parents and teachers to encourage reading beyond the point of independent reading skill acquisition • Moves away from generalizations that reinforce gender stereotypes and stereotypes about tweens and teens related to their technology use and skills • Highlights the importance of access to books and provides evidence for the role of libraries as reading-supportive spaces

Reading the Bible for All the Wrong Reasons


Author: Russell Pregeant

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451417942

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Russell Pregeant shows that reading the Bible "without interpretation" is impossible. The right question is which assumptions are appropriate. --from publisher description

Cultivating Readers

Everything you needs to take reading instruction beyond the skills to addressing the will


Author: Anne Elliott,Mary Lynch

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551389266

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 4505

Introducing a six-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers with a strong will to read. From sharing your own reading life, to getting to know your students, to modelling the habits of a good reader, you will find strategies to use to engage students and set a foundation for a classroom of enthusiastic readers. Powerful classroom anecdotes and ready-to-use, reproducible activities support this highly readable book.

Theory and Practice of Early Reading


Author: Phyllis Weaver

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780898590111

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 1939

First published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reasons to Read America the Great 2014


Author: Edward Sisson

Publisher: Edward Sisson



Page: 227

View: 6527

This book includes 42 messages drafted during the first seven weeks (June 23 to August 12) after publication of "America the Great," which the author of "America the Great" sent to various groups of persons he thought would be interested in reading "America the Great." Some of the earliest messages are to persons in Scotland and the United Kingdom, because of the September 2014 Scotland Independence Referendum, to note the argument in "America the Great" concerning the legal and practical possibility of joining the United States rather than the European Union. Several of the messages – the longest ones – are to professors and experts in the fields of political science and law in non-United States countries – especially in countries threatened by the current government of mainland China, including Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Australia. As he neared the end of the process of drafting these, it occurred to the author that a collection of the messages could be of interest to the general world-wide public. The message to the Philippines, which closes this collection, is perhaps the most important, due to its discussion of naval military issues, and ought also to be read by Australians as if directed to them. New Zealanders should consider the Australian and Philippines messages as also directed to them. The author has added a 27 page addendum concerning the sources of his assertion of expertise in military and diplomatic strategy. This addendum is original material not in "America the Great" and not included in any of the messages.

Teaching Children with Reading Difficulties


Author: Deslea Konza

Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia

ISBN: 9780170128971

Category: Reading

Page: 188

View: 4443

Teaching Children with Reading Difficulties is written chiefly for pre-service and practicing primary school teachers who are in the front lines of helping young children acquire the skills of reading. The book presents the results of decades of reading research in an accessible manner, and translates the results of this research into practical guidelines and strategies for successful reading instruction. Teaching Children with Reading Difficulties addresses the prerequisite skills of 'learning to read' (the development of essential phonological skills, letter-sound knowledge, word-recognition skills and vocabulary development) in addition to strategies that will help children develop the fluency and comprehension skills that contribute to 'reading to learn'.