Reading Wellness: Lessons in Independence and Proficiency

Reading Wellness: Lessons in Independence and Proficiency

by Jan Burkins, Kim Yaris


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625310156
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 09/23/2014
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 894,565
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 6 - 11 Years

About the Author

Jan Burkins, co-author of Preventing Misguided Reading (IRA, 2010) and Kim Yaris are the writers and thinkers behind Burkins and Yaris -- Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy, where their blog and their instructional resources have drawn a national audience and made them thought leaders in the field of literacy instruction. Both former teachers, Jan and Kim are passionate about helping educators navigate, understand, and teach instructional standards without sacrificing their inner teacher. In their roles as staff developers, they work closely with schools and districts -- facilitating staff development, conducting in-class demonstrations, and developing curriculum.

Table of Contents

Foreword Christopher Lehman ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: How Well Are You? 1

Chapter 1 Love-Authentic Reasons to Read Informational Texts Closely 13

The Heart, Head, Hands, and Feet Lesson 18

Chapter 2 Posture-Mindset, Agency, and Hard Work 37

The Leaning In/Leaning Out Lesson 42

Chapter 3 Alignment-Working to Make Sense of the Words 65

The Does That Match? Lesson 73

Chapter 4 Mindfulness-Reading Closely, Comprehending Deeply 93

The Deep Breathing Lesson 98

Chapter 5 Strength-Productive Effort and Building Reading Muscle 117

The Lifting Weights Lesson 132

Chapter 6 Joy-Reading More for the Love of It 147

The Feeling Good Lesson 154

Epilogue; Matters of Consequence 175

Appendix A Graphic Organizer for Heart Head, Hands, and Feet Lessons 181

Appendix B Text Excerpts and Encryption for Does That Match? Lessons 1 82

Appendix C Metaphorical Images for Deep Breathing Lessons 199

Appendix D Reproducibles for Lifting Weights Lessons 200

References 203

Index 211

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