You Gotta Be the Book: Teaching Engaged and Reflective Readings With Adolescents, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Through textured case studies of engaged and reluctant readers, "You Gotta Be the Book" addresses the following issues: What do highly engaged, adolescent readers DO as they read? What is it about traditional schooling, reading instruction, and literary instruction that deters engaged reading and serves to disenfranchise young readers? How can interventions like dramatic and artistic responses to literature be used in classrooms to help all readers, especially reluctant ones, to take on the strategies and stances of more expert readers - and to reconceive of reading as a personally meaningful, pleasurable and productive pursuit? This ground-breaking work will serve as an excellent supplemental text in graduate and undergraduate courses in language arts, reading and writing methods, and remedial reading; it will appeal to teacher educators, pre- and inservice teachers, special educators, and parents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807748466
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 11/23/2007
  • Series: Language and Literacy Series, #92
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 795,358
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Really Among Schoolchildren 1
1 Moving Toward a Reader-Centered Classroom 11
2 Looking at Student Reading 25
3 The Dimensions of the Reader's Response 40
4 Using Drama to Extend the Reader 87
5 Reading Is Seeing 113
6 Expanding Concepts of Reading, Response, and Literature 143
Appendix A Questions and Activities for the Ten Dimensions of Reader Response 157
Appendix B Revolving Role Drama Lesson Plans for The Incredible Journey 171
References 177
Stories and Poems Cited in the Text 183
Index 185
About the Author 191
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