You Gotta Be the Book: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents / Edition 1

You Gotta Be the Book: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents / Edition 1

by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Michael W. Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807735663

ISBN-13: 9780807735664

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Over a decade ago, Jeffrey Wilhelm's groundbreaking book showed educators how to think of reading as a personally meaningful, pleasurable, and productive pursuit. In the 13 years since its publication, the author has experimented with and further developed all of the techniques he first explored in "You Gotta BE the Book," including visual techniques, drama and action

Overview

Over a decade ago, Jeffrey Wilhelm's groundbreaking book showed educators how to think of reading as a personally meaningful, pleasurable, and productive pursuit. In the 13 years since its publication, the author has experimented with and further developed all of the techniques he first explored in "You Gotta BE the Book," including visual techniques, drama and action strategies, think-aloud protocols, and symbolic story representation/reading manipulatives. In this expanded edition, Wilhelm adds a new commentary to each chapter in which he reflects on the research and insights he introduced in his now-classic text.

Through textured case studies of engaged and reluctant readers, the Second Edition of "You Gotta BE the Book" once again addresses enduring issues, such as: What do highly engaged adolescent readers DO as they read? What is it about traditional schooling and reading instruction that deters engaged reading and serves to disenfranchise young readers? What types of interventions can be used in the classroom to help all students, especially reluctant ones, become successful readers?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807735664
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Language and Literacy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
11 - 18 Years

Table of Contents


Foreword to the Second Edition   Michael W. Smith     xi
Foreword to the First Edition   Michael W. Smith     xiii
Preface to the Second Edition     xvii
Acknowledgments     xix
Introduction: Really Among Schoolchildren     1
The Reading Struggle     1
Personal Readings     4
Children's Hour     6
Compelling Questions     7
Tentative Answers     8
Setting the Task     10
Commentary: The Human and the Cultural     12
Moving Toward a Reader-Centered Classroom     18
The Bottom-Up Approach     19
Why Johnny Won't Read     20
There Is an Alternative     24
Getting Started     26
Building on Rosenblatt     29
Commentary: Be The Teacher     32
Looking at Student Reading     38
The Year Begins     39
What Makes Valid Reading?     40
Studying Student Response     41
Three Highly Engaged Readers: Cora, Joanne, and Ron     43
Why Read Literature?     52
Commentary: Looking for Tomorrow Instead of Toward Yesterday-The Power of Teacher Research     54
TheDimensions of the Reader's Response     61
Classroom Research Methods     61
The Dimensions     67
Surprises     70
Evocative Dimensions     72
Connective Dimensions     88
Reflective Dimension     97
Epilogue: What We Learned Together About Reading     109
Commentary: Literary Theorists, Hear My Cry!     111
Using Drama to Extend the Reader     119
Why Drama?     121
The Students: Kevin, Marvin, and Libby     126
Before Drama     128
Dramatic Happenings     132
The Moves They Made     135
Reading as Pleasure: "You Have to Live the Story"     143
Epilogue: The Potential of Drama     145
Commentary: Motivation and Methods     147
Reading Is Seeing     153
Still Struggling: Tommy, Walter, and Kae     154
Seeing the Visual Possibility     157
The Visualization Project: Art in the Classroom     161
The Art of Reading     165
Moving Toward a Reflective Response: "The Book Said All That"     176
Epilogue: Opening Doors with Art     179
Commentary: Seeing the Substantive Possibilities      184
Expanding Concepts of Reading, Response, and Literature     188
Reading as Engagement     189
Alternate Texts as Literature     190
Using Student Experiences: Art and Drama Activities     191
The Role of the Teacher     192
The Teacher as Researcher     196
Toward a Critical Literacy     197
Commentary: A Humane and Democratic Classroom     202
Questions and Activities for the Ten Dimensions of Reader Response     207
Revolving Role Drama Lesson Plans for The Incredible Journey     221
References     227
Stories and Poems Cited in the Text     235
Index     237
About the Author     244

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