From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers

From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers


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When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can’t afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don’t work. Literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward demonstrate how to “table the labels” and use detailed formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enable striving readers to do what they need above all - to find books they love and engage in voluminous reading. Loaded with ready-to-go lessons, routines, and “actions,” as well as the latest research, this book is a must for any teacher who strives to make every reader a thriving reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338051964
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 112,941
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephanie Harvey is the president of Stephanie Harvey Consulting. Mrs. Harvey works with educators, schools, and districts to implement progressive literacy practices. She is a regular presenter at literacy conferences around the country.

Annie Ward has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Mamaroneck Public Schools in Westchester County, NY since 2004. Prior to that, she was a Local Instructional Superintendent for the New York City Department of Education and the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for the Ridgewood, NJ Public Schools. A long-time middle school English teacher, Annie’s passion for children’s books was sparked early on by read-alouds and her apprenticeship to Heddie Kent, the wildly charismatic librarian in the children’s room of the Lincoln, MA public library.

Table of Contents

A Note From the Authors 5

From Striving to Thriving: One Reader's Story Dav Pilkey 6

Introduction: The Best Intervention Is a Good Book 9

About Our Book 11

About the Framework: Trust, Teach, Transform 13

What's Inside Each Chapter 14

What We Know About Reading 17

Part I Trust

Chapter 1 Table the Labels 31

Chapter 2 Cultivate Curiosity 71

Chapter 3 Ensure Access to and Choice of Books 87

Chapter 4 Pump Up the Reading Volume 121

Part II Teach

Chapter 5 Book-Match Relentlessly 143

Chapter 6 Teach Thinking-Intensive Reading 167

Part III Transform

Chapter 7 Assess Readers in the Round 207

Chapter 8 Advocate Tirelessly 231

Closing Thought 252

Practices and Lessons 253

Chapter 1

Practice: Embracing Mistakes Through Story 254

Practice: Textual Lineage 256

Practice: Areas of Specialty: AOS 258

Lesson: Read, Synthesize Important Information, and Jot Down Thinking 260

Chapter 2

Practice: Wonder Walls, Wonder Books, and Wonder Boxes 262

Practice: Close Viewing 264

Lesson: Keeping a Wonder Book 266

Chapter 3

Practice: Weeding Your Classroom Library 268

Practice: Book-Talking 270

Practice: Celebrating New Arrivals and Highlighting Hidden Gems 272

Lesson: Choosing a Just-Right Book 274

Chapter 4

Practice: Conferring for Engagement: Reader to Reader, Heart to Heart 276

Lesson: What Is the Reading Zone? 278

Chapter 5

Practice: Going the Extra Mile to Put the Right Book in a Striving Reader's Hands 280

Lesson: Making a Reading Plan 282

Chapter 6

Practice: Source Sets 284

Practice: Striving Readers and Fluency Development 286

Lesson: Monitoring Comprehension: Following the Inner Conversation 288

Lesson: Using Fix-Up Strategies 290

Lesson: Surfacing the Big Ideas 293

Additional Materials for Striving Readers

Practice: Shared Reading 296

Practice: Write to Read 298

Practice: Invested Reading 300

Practice: Rime Magic for Word Solving 302

Acknowledgments 306

References 308

Index 314

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