Reading More, Reading Better

Reading More, Reading Better

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Teaching students specific literacy skills is important--but equally critical, and often overlooked, is giving them the time and opportunity to read actual texts. Bringing together leading scholars, this book focuses on how teachers can improve both the quality and quantity of reading experiences in K-12 classrooms. Essential topics include factors that make reading tasks more or less productive for different types of learners, ways to balance independent reading with whole-class and small-group instruction, how to choose appropriate texts, and the connections between reading engagement and proficiency. The relevant research literature is reviewed, and exemplary practices and programs are described.The second most common type was decodable text, used during 27 events and 18.6% of TABLE ... 0 0.00% 0.00% Independent silent reading 147 61.00% 6.75 % Independent oral reading 9 3.73% 0.41% Teacher reads aloud 7 2.90% 0.32% anbsp;...

Title:Reading More, Reading Better
Author:Elfrieda H. Hiebert
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2009-05-05


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