Goodbye Round Robin: 25 Effective Oral Reading Strategies / Edition 1

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Overview


Good-bye Round Robin offers numerous practical suggestions for engaging English language learners in meaningful oral-language activities, all connected to wonderful, recently-published books for students of different ages and reading abilities. Opitz' book provides specific strategies teachers can use to help their ELLs develop both oral and written English proficiency. This book is an excellent resource for any teacher, but it is an especially useful resource for teachers of English language learners.
- Yvonne and David Freeman
Authors of Essential Linguistics and Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms

Oral reading can increase the comprehension, fluency, and strategic thinking of every reader - if you have the right strategies. Good-bye Round Robin, Updated Edition, gives you the 25 best ways to turn oral reading into one of your most effective literacy tools.

Good-bye Round Robin, Updated Edition, makes it easy to work the right amount and the right types of oral reading into your teaching. Michael Opitz and Timothy Rasinski present proven oral-reading strategies, every one of which fits easily into your existing literacy block routines.

And this Updated Edition goes further than ever to help you get the most from every oral-reading opportunity. It's newly designed to help you match readers to instruction more quickly and confidently. Opitz and Rasinski have revised and expanded their booklists to include over 300 new children's literature titles, enabling you to choose the best book for your lessons and your readers. What's more they offer classroom-tested ways to use oral reading to support struggling readers and English learners at all stages of language acquisition.

Use Good-bye Round Robin, Updated Edition, and make the most of oral reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325025803
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 8/26/2008
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 99,228
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

A former elementary school teacher and reading specialist, Michael Opitz (@MichaelOpitz4) is professor emeritus education of reading at the University of Northern Colorado where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses and supervised doctoral dissertations. He is now a literacy consultant and author well known to individual teachers, instructional leaders, and researchers as the author of numerous professional and curricular resources and through his extensive work in schools nationwide. TEACHER PROFESSIONAL BOOKS Titles with Heinemann - Accessible Assessment: How 9 Sensible Techniques Can Power Data-Driven Reading Instruction (2011) - Classroom Catalysts: 15 Efficient Practices That Accelerate Readers' Learning (2014) - Comprehension and English Language Learners: 25 Oral Reading Strategies That Cross Proficiency Levels (2009) - Do-able Differentiation: Varying Texts, Supports and Groups to Reach Readers (2008) - Good-bye Round Robin (1998/2008) - Books and Beyond: New Ways to Reach Readers (2006) - Listen Hear! 25 Ways to Enhance Listening Comprehension (2005) - Reaching Readers: Flexible and Innovative Strategies for Guided Reading (2001) - Rhymes and Reasons: Literature and Language Play for Phonological Awareness (2000) - Reading Diagnosis and Improvement: Assessment and Instruction, 6th ed. (Allyn & Bacon, 2011) - Literacy Lessons to Help Kids Get Fit and Healthy (Scholastic, 2010) - Don't Speed. Read! 12 Steps for Smart and Sensible Fluency Instruction (Scholastic, 2007) - Flexible Grouping in Reading (Scholastic, 1998) - Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (IRA, 1998) - Getting the Most from Predictable Books (Scholastic, 1995) - Learning Centers: Getting Them Started, Keeping Them Going (Scholastic, 1994) CORE, SUPPLEMENTAL, AND RTI PROGRAMS - Pair-It Extreme (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), a supplemental reading program aimed at engaging boys with reading - Literacy by Design (Rigby, 2008), a supplemental literacy and RtI program - Intervention by Design (Rigby, 2009), an intervention program tailored to children who need additional help with reading - Summer Success Reading (Great Source, 2007), a reading program designed to help children who need additional help with reading - Afterschool Achiever's Reading Club (Great Source, 2003) - Daybooks, Grades 3 - 5 (Great Source, 2008, contributing author) ARTICLES Mike is the author of more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as: - The Reading Teacher - Literacy Research and Instruction - Reading Horizons AWARDS AND HONORS Mike has received more than 15 awards for his teaching, scholarship, and service to professional organizations, including the Fannie Stabenow Award from the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association. LEADERSHIP ROLES - Editorial Boards of The Reading Teacher and Reading Horizons - Former Chair of IRA's Teacher Educator Award Committee - Numerous committees in CCIRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Michael Opitz provides on- and off-site professional development through Heinemann Professional Development.

Timothy Rasinski is the coauthor of the Heinemann title Good-bye Round Robin, Updated Edition (2008). He is a professor of curriculum and instruction at Kent State University and directs its award-wiining clinic for struggling readers. He has written and edited numerous books and professional articles on reading education and coedited the IRA journal The Reading Teacher as well as the Journal of Literacy Research. A past president of the College Reading Association, Raskinski recently served on IRA's board of directors.

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Table of Contents

1 Understanding reading 1

2 Developing comprehension 13

3 Sharing and performing 43

4 Helping struggling readers 67

5 Guiding assessment 85

6 Involving parents 101

7 Answering questions about oral reading 111

App. A More recommended children's literature by Strategy 120

App. B Recommended websites by Strategy 125

Works cited 129

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