Reading Without Limits: Teaching Strategies to Build Independent Reading for Life

Reading Without Limits: Teaching Strategies to Build Independent Reading for Life

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ISBN-13: 9781118472156
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/14/2013
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Maddie Witter is a founding teacher of KIPP Infinity Charter School, one of the top-performing middle schools in New York City. At KIPP Infinity, Maddie taught literacy, and was the school's founding director of instruction where she supervised teacher development and curriculum for the reading, writing, content, and nonfiction studies programs.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dave Levin ix

Preface: Getting the Most out of This Book xiii

Acknowledgments xxi

About the Author xxiii

Introduction: What Is Reading Without Limits? 1

PART 1 LAUNCHING LIFELONG READERS

1 Finding Students' Reading Levels 25

PART 2 STEPS TO CREATING LIFELONG READERS

2 Teaching Students to Understand What They Read 49

3 Choice Reading to Encourage a Ton of Reading 79

4 Shared Reading to Teach, Reinforce, and Challenge 116

5 Guided Reading to Move Students Along Their Continuum 145

PART 3 PUTTING THE POWER OF CHOICE, SHARED, AND GUIDED READING TO WORK IN YOUR CLASSROOM OR SCHOOL

6 Make It Visible 171

7 Muscle Memory Routines 185

8 What to Do When Choice, Shared, or Guided Reading Isn't Working 209

PART 4 STEPS TO ENHANCE LIFELONG READERS

9 Reading Conferences, Our Aha Moments 225

10 Teaching Vocabulary 248

11 Class Discussion 270

12 Standardized Tests 289

13 Testing 1, 2, 3 . . . Testing 306

PART 5 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

14 Planning a Lesson 329

15 Building the Reading Without Limits Program 344

Appendix A List of Children's and Young Adult Texts Referenced and Recommended 357

References 362

Notes 370

Index 380

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