Reading Reminders: Tools, Tips, and Techniques / Edition 1

Reading Reminders: Tools, Tips, and Techniques / Edition 1

by Jim Burke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0867095008

ISBN-13: 9780867095005

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Heinemann

Do you have a minute? That's how quickly this book will help you improve your students' reading skills. Designed to be read on the run and make every minute count in your classroom, Reading Reminders features Jim Burke's one hundred best techniques for teaching reading, complete with tools and tips on how to implement them.

Jim wrote this book to help

Overview

Do you have a minute? That's how quickly this book will help you improve your students' reading skills. Designed to be read on the run and make every minute count in your classroom, Reading Reminders features Jim Burke's one hundred best techniques for teaching reading, complete with tools and tips on how to implement them.

Jim wrote this book to help teachers like himself whose often large and always diverse classrooms contain a wide range of reading abilities and needs. All of the strategies have been tested and tested again with his students, and each one has achieved significant gains in student performance, confidence, and engagement. Together, the reminders will challenge your best students and support struggling ones. This book will help you:

  • teach students to read a variety of types of texts, including websites, tests, literature, and textbooks
  • use a wide range of teaching and reading strategies based on current reading research
  • anchor your teaching in state and national reading standards
  • establish and maintain a comprehensive reading program that includes Sustained Silent Reading and direct instruction
  • plan your lessons, select your texts, and assess students' learning with tools and techniques specifically designed for those purposes
  • improve your students' ability to discuss and understand what they read
  • develop a community of reflective readers within your classroom
  • increase the amount of writing your students do.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867095005
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
632,488
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

WHAT TEACHERS DO

Use Sustained Silent Reading

Read Aloud

Write Their Reading Autobiography

Keep Reading Fresh

Create the Conditions for Effective Learning

Be a Model Reader

Use Literature Circles

Talk About Reading

Make Room for Essential Conversations

Make Connections

Have the Necessary Tools for Reading

Choose Texts Wisely

Provide Options for Responding to Reading

Use the Dense Question Strategy

Prepare Students to Read (Prereading)

Use Video to Support Not Replace Reading

Use Graphic Organizers

Develop Guidelines for Group Discussion

Use Questions to Support Reading

Teach Vocabulary Strategies

Teach Students to Ask for Help

Challenge and Support Students While Reading

Provide Good Directions

Create and Use Study Guides

Support Students with Special Needs

Support English Language Learners

Support Special Education Students

Remember Why We Read

Ten Principles of Good Instruction (Allington)

Review, Reflect, and Reinforce

Teach by Design

Evaluate Your Teaching Periodically

Consult the Standards

Revisit the Six Features of Effective English Instruction

Reading Surveys

Develop Portfolio Guidelines

Compare Effective and Ineffective Readers

Use the Reading Scale to Evaluate and Reflect

Troubleshoot Reading Difficulties

Check for Understanding and Growth

WHAT STUDENTS DO

41. Textbooks

Poems

Web Pages

Narrative Texts

Expository Texts

Images

Tests

Primary Source Documents

Plays

Essays

Read in Different Ways: Think to Study, to Gather

Read for Style, Argument, Form, and Genre

Ask Different Types of Questions

Let Students Choose What They Read

Question the Author

ReQuest

Concept Cards

Repeated Reading

Prereading Plan (PreP)

Directed Reading and Thinking Activity (DRTA)

SQ3R

KWL

CRITICS Procedure

Anticipation Guide

Think Alouds

Reciprocal Teaching

Ask These Questions When Reading a Story

Teach Students to Predict

Keep a Journal

Annotate Texts

Take Good Notes

Retell the Text

Perform the Text

Draw the Action

Chunk the Text

Read Different Types of Texts

Write to Improve Reading

Develop Textual Intelligence

Read at Different Levels

Read from a Variety of Perspectives

Develop Students' Prior Knowledge

Written Conversations

Shared Inquiry

Outline What They Read

Teach Them to Summarize

Expand Students' Vocabulary

Make the Foreign Familiar

Teach the Difference Between Fact and Opinion

Teach Narrative Design

Discuss the Role of Character in All Subjects

Know the Organizational Structures of Information

Improve Speed, Fluency, and Stamina

Determine What Is Important

Explain Their Thinking: Elaboration Strategies

Discuss Their Reading: Reporting Strategies

Make the Abstract More Concrete

Develop Readers' Confidence

Develop Reading Goals

Recast the Text 100. Keep a Learning Log

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