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

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

by Jim Burke

Reading Reminders features Jim Burke's 100 best techniques for teaching reading, complete with tools and techniques on how to implement them.See more details below


Reading Reminders features Jim Burke's 100 best techniques for teaching reading, complete with tools and techniques on how to implement them.

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7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


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


41. Textbooks


Web Pages

Narrative Texts

Expository Texts



Primary Source Documents



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


Concept Cards

Repeated Reading

Prereading Plan (PreP)

Directed Reading and Thinking Activity (DRTA)



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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