Engaging Readers Supporting All Students in Knowledge-Driven Reading, Grades 4-8

Taal: Engels
Engaging Readers
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781475823301
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 2017
  • 204 pagina's
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An important goal of teachers is to get all students, especially those in the upper elementary and middle grades who struggle with academic work, engaged in reading. This book examines current research on instructional principles and actions related to engaged reading. It shows how teachers can translate this research into evidence-based actions that promote productive instructional contexts and focus students' purposeful use of literacy in acquiring knowledge. The authors integrate descriptions of principles and actions with concrete examples of classroom instruction and thematic teaching across disciplinary contexts and demonstrate how teachers might mediate students' reading of complex texts. The book provides readers with a vivid picture of the complexities of teaching reading in the upper elementary and middle grades. In particular, the book blends individual principles and practices into a holistic approach to creating productive and engaged learning environments for all upper elementary and middle grade learners.


This book will be most useful for teachers looking for ways to help students' build the literacy skills needed to grasp content in subject-specific disciplines. The main idea is that literacy skills and strategies should align with content instructional goals, rather than be just another thing' that teachers have to cover on top of everything else. Thoroughly researched, it provides evidence from the literature for the skills and strategies recommended or discounted (such as the practice of round robin' reading). The vignettes and examples clarify how the research can be put into practice, but this is not a book of ready-made activities; rather, it is a framework for helping educators understand how to create an environment that supports learning through literacy. * VOYA * Lots of authors insist that students need scaffolds to read complex text, but Robertson, Ford-Connors and Dougherty go much further showing us how to identify specific scaffolds and then how to provide instruction that supports students toward independence as learners. Their detailed classroom scenarios made me feel like I was having team teaching experiences. This text offers instructional ideas that promote learning for new and novice teachers and more experienced teachers alike, and it should be a must read in teacher education classes and for in-service teachers. -- Diane Lapp, EdD, Distinguished Professor of Education, San Diego State University and Instructional Coach, Health Sciences High & Middle College This book's envisioning of engaged reading is uniquely supported by the authors' expertise in making their points through a strong command of the literature on comprehending complex texts. A page-turner kind of instructional resource that middle grades teachers will want to keep forever! -- Donna E. Alvermann, PhD, The University of Georgia As a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, I am impressed by how the authors wrote about issues in 4-8 literacy by speaking directly to who impacts instruction in these classrooms most: the teachers. This book appropriately addresses the key components of literacy instruction at these levels, focusing on comprehension, vocabulary, and writing-but not without supporting a need for motivation and engagement. Another important feature of the book is that is discusses potential issues that teachers commonly face when adolescent readers are not on grade level. I can't wait to use this with teachers in my school district! -- Kenneth Kunz, PhD, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, Wall Township Public Schools and President, NJ Literacy Association Engaging Readers: Supporting All Students in Knowledge-Driven Reading, Grades 4-8 not only provides the thoughtful context teachers need to support why engaging all learners in content reading as a vital part of their instructional philosophy; this text supplies concrete instructional steps an educator can utilize to make that engagement happen! -- Sheila J. Cooper, K-12 ELA Supervisor, Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Board Member, New Jersey Literacy Association



maart 2017
22,9 x 15,2 x 1,3 cm
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204 pagina's



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