My late mother was a convincing example of one who never believed she had arrived.
Rely on it to plan your lessons and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups, and whole classes. A clear, concise cookbook is a great model for what on-the-go teachers might need to pick and choose strategies, to target what each reader needs, and to support their differentiated instruction.
You might wonder why I decided to write this book, now. Part of the inspiration came from emails, tweets, and in-person requests from the readers of some of my other Heinemann books. Since Conferring with Readers Serravallo and GoldbergI've been asked almost daily for "More of what's on page 93," which is essentially a one-page table that includes bunches of strategies that you'd use for readers who read at level L.
And I get it-why create your own recipe for beef bourguignon when one already exists? Wouldn't it be helpful to have a big list of what someone else has already thought up?
Not that any cookbook, or this writing after reading books for that matter, would become a script that you'd follow like a robot-in your kitchen you might swap out the beef stock for chicken stock, or decide you like the meat browned before you stew it, or use a different type of red wine than what the recipe calls for-but it is nice to have a place to start.
Like your favorite cookbook, what I've attempted to provide you within The Reading Strategies Book is a comprehensive collection of good ideas from experts that you can use right away and from which to inspire your own innovations. So, much like Bittman just said, "Here's what I know, go to town," I'm trying to give the strategies I rely on most often over to you all.
I acknowledge that this book doesn't include literally everything, just as Bittman's doesn't, but it does cover a lot of ground. I hope that I've offered a slew of helpful "reading recipes," but also helpful suggestions for how to tweak them to make the teaching your own, so that it best suits the learners in front of you.
I hope that this book becomes as dogeared, sticky-noted, and coffee-stained as your favorite cookbook, but I also hope that by using this book you become ever more confident in your teaching and your ability to coach and prompt readers.
I hope that one day you internalize all that's in here and outgrow it. Just as Bittman includes recipes for stir-fry, though he certainly didn't invent the idea of a stir-fry, the strategies I've crafted in this book stand on the shoulders of decades of research and master teachers from whose work I've been fortunate to learn.
I've tried to offer thanks to these greats by "tipping my hat" to them when I could. Although I fear there are places where I've forgotten people, or haven't properly credited the absolute origin of an idea, I feel grateful to be a part of a profession where there is so much sharing and comingling of thinking that one can imagine this would be a hard thing to do.
Click here to download an extended sampler of this book. You can look carefully at the picture to say what the character is doing and what the character is saying. Teaching Tip You can teach this to readers who are reading a familiar story as a way to prime them to try to remember what characters say and do.
This also works well in a book that is unfamiliar. Click to open a sample strategy from this goal. Teaching Reading Engagement Strategy Make very small, short-term goals for yourself such as jotting on a sticky note or reading a few pages.
As you read, and as you accomplish each goal, move your arrow sticky note up the ladder. For instance, if a child first planned to move up the ladder for every three minutes of independent reading, then once the child is able to accomplish that with independence you may decide to increase the short-term goal to five minutes.
At that point, the party ladder can be eliminated as a tool altogether. I think it is going to be a word that is a thing. Let me think about what I know from the whole sentence, and everything so far.
It has to be something that has to do with an animal, and it says watched. Let me look at some letters. I could look at the start of the word: What word starts like car and could make sense there in the sentence?
Maybe it could be car Depending on the type of text, and the topic, you may change your voice. Teaching Tip The lesson that follows is an example of noticing character emotions to match intonation and expression.In writing a response you may assume the reader has already read the text.
Thus, do NOT summarize the contents of the text at length. Instead, take a systematic, analytical approach to the text. All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.
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