Explaining Reading, Second Edition: A Resource for Teaching Concepts, Skills, and Strategies / Edition 2

Explaining Reading, Second Edition: A Resource for Teaching Concepts, Skills, and Strategies / Edition 2

by Gerald G. Duffy
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Guilford Publications, Inc.


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Explaining Reading, Second Edition: A Resource for Teaching Concepts, Skills, and Strategies / Edition 2

This bestselling teacher resource and widely adopted text demonstrates the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of explicit reading instruction for struggling K–8 learners. The book describes 23 skills and strategies associated with vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Ways to explain each skill or strategy are illustrated in real-world examples that teachers can use as starting points for their own lessons. Retaining the straight-talking style that made the prior edition so popular, the second edition has been revised and updated to reflect reader feedback and the latest research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606230756
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2009
Series: Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 5 - 13 Years

About the Author

Gerald G. Duffy, EdD, is the William Moran Distinguished Professor of Literacy and Reading at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Duffy spent 25 years teaching teachers how to teach reading and conducting research on classroom reading instruction at Michigan State University, where he was a Senior Researcher in the Institute for Research on Teaching and where he holds the rank of Professor Emeritus. He is also a former elementary and middle school teacher. A past President of the National Reading Conference and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, Dr. Duffy has worked with teachers and children across the United States and overseas, has written and edited several books on reading instruction, and has published over 150 articles and research studies, with an emphasis on explicit teaching and teacher development.

Table of Contents

I. Background to Explaining

1. The Foundation: Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

2. Skills and Strategies to Be Learned

3. Explaining the Forest as Well as the Trees

4. How to Use Part II of This Book

5. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

II. Examples of How to Explain

Examples for Explaining Vocabulary

 Example 1. Teaching Word Meanings Directly

 Example 2. Using Semantic Maps to Develop Word Meaning

 Example 3. Using Context to Figure Out Word Meanings

 Example 4. Structural Analysis

Examples for Explaining Comprehension Strategies

 Example 5. Predicting

 Example 6. Monitoring, Questioning, and Repredicting

 Example 7. Imaging

 Example 8. Inferring

 Example 9. Look-Backs as Fix-It Strategies

 Example 10. Main Ideas

 Example 11. Theme

 Example 12. Summarizing

 Example 13. Drawing Conclusions

 Example 14. Evaluating

 Example 15. Synthesizing

Examples for Explaining Word Recognition

 Example 16. Attending to Print Detail

 Example 17. Recognizing Words at Sight

 Example 18. Phonemic Awareness

 Example 19. Letter–Sound Association

 Example 20. Decoding by Analogy

 Example 21. Context and Phonics in Combination

Examples for Explaining Fluency

 Example 22. Quick Recognition of Look-Alike Words

 Example 23. Intonation and Phrasing

Appendix: Additional Practical Teaching Resources


K–8 classroom teachers and teachers in training, reading specialists, staff developers, and teacher educators. Serves as a supplemental text in undergraduate- and graduate-level Reading Methods courses.

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