Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 / Edition 1

Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 / Edition 1

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by Kelly Gallagher
     
 

Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts? Do they think one reading of a work is more than enough? Do they primarily comprehend at a surface-level, and are they frequently unwilling or unable to discover the deeper meaning found in multi-layered works? Do you feel that you are doing more work teaching the novel than they are

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Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts? Do they think one reading of a work is more than enough? Do they primarily comprehend at a surface-level, and are they frequently unwilling or unable to discover the deeper meaning found in multi-layered works? Do you feel that you are doing more work teaching the novel than they are reading it?

Building on twenty years of teaching language arts, Kelly Gallagher, author of Reading Reasons, shows how students can be taught to successfully read a broad range of challenging and difficult texts with deeper levels of comprehension. In Deeper Reading, Kelly shares effective, classroom-tested strategies that enable your students to:

  • accept the challenge of reading difficult books;
  • move beyond a "first draft" understanding of the text into deeper levels of reading;
  • consciously monitor their comprehension as they read;
  • employ effective fix-it strategies when their comprehension begins to falter;
  • use meaningful collaboration to achieve deeper understanding of texts;
  • think metaphorically to deepen their reading comprehension;
  • reach deeper levels of reflection by understanding the relevance the book holds for themselves and their peers;
  • use critical thinking skills to analyze real-world issues.

Kelly also provides guidance on effective lesson planning that incorporates strategies for deeper reading.

Funny, poignant, and packed with practical ideas that work in real classrooms, Deeper Reading is a valuable resource for any teacher whose students need new tools to uncover the riches found in complex texts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571103840
Publisher:
Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
134,833
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
9 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

1Why reading is like baseball1
2Teaching challenging text11
3Focusing the reader25
4Effective first-draft reading51
5Deepening comprehension through second-draft reading79
6The importance of collaboration104
7Using metaphor to deepen comprehension124
8Leading students to meaningful reflection148
9Reading the world167
10The art of teaching deep reading197

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