Readers Front and Center

Readers Front and Center

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Every teacher wants and expects his or her students to be reading increasingly complex texts, yet sometimes the gap between our expectations and our students' abilities seems wide and deep. It's tempting to look at that gap and step in to fill it for them, but then we'd be doing most of the qheavy liftingq--the understanding, analysis, and interpretation that our students should be learning for themselves. So how can teachers reverse this trend and ensure that our students are fully entering, absorbing, and experiencing texts? How can we make sure they're making complex meaning qindependently and proficiently, q as the Common Core State Standards require? Readers Front and Center answers these questions by framing instruction that starts with the student. You'll learn how to do the following: Am Research and listen to your students so your teaching can be more targeted Am Notice and name your students' thinking so they can qseeq what complex thinking looks and sounds like Am Set your students up to be problem solvers Am Prepare your students to do increasingly complex thinking in increasingly complex texts Filled with examples of one-on-one conferences, small groups, and whole-class scenarios, this essential book provides an accessible and inspiring model of how--and why--we need to put students at the front and center of our teaching.Teachers College Record 79 (1). http://www toward_wide_wakeness.pdf. ... Time, August 29. http://content magazine/article/0, 9171, 30198, 00.html. Lobel, Arnold. 1970. Frog and Toad Are Friends.

Title:Readers Front and Center
Author:Dorothy Barnhouse
Publisher:Stenhouse Publishers - 2014-03-28


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