Reading More, Reading Better
  • Reading More, Reading Better
  • Reading More, Reading Better

Reading More, Reading Better

by Elfrieda H. Hiebert
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606232859
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/21/2009
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

I. Frameworks on Reading More and Better

1. Opportunity to Read: A Critical but Neglected Construct in Reading Instruction, Elfrieda H. Hiebert and Leigh Ann Martin

2. If They Don't Read Much…30 Years Later, Richard L. Allington

3. Promoting Reasons for Reading: Teacher Practices That Impact Motivation, Angela McRae and John T. Guthrie

II. Instruction that Supports More and Better Reading

4. Increasing Opportunities to Acquire Knowledge through Reading, Gina N. Cervetti, Carolyn A. Jaynes, and Elfrieda H. Hiebert

5. Series Books, Graphic Novels, Comics, and Magazines: Unauthorized Texts, Authorized Literacy Practices, Anne McGill-Franzen and Stergios

Botzakis

6. How Much and What Are Third Graders Reading?

 Reading in Core Programs, Devon Brenner, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, and Renarta Tompkins

7. Time, Engagement, and Support: Lessons from a 4-Year Fluency Intervention, Melanie R. Kuhn and Paula J. Schwanenflugel

III. Critical Factors in Supporting More and Better Reading

8. The Challenge of Advanced Texts: The Interdependence of Reading and Learning, Marilyn Jager Adams

9. Increasing Reading Opportunities for English Language Learners, Elizabeth Bernhardt

10. Text Reading and Students with Learning Disabilities, Elizabeth A. Swanson, Jade Wexler, and Sharon Vaughn

11. Text Difficulty in Reading Assessment, Barbara R. Foorman

IV. Summary

12. Creating Opportunities to Read More So That Students Read Better, Linda B. Gambrell

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