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Reading Better, Reading Smarter: Designing Literature Lessons for Adolescents

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<p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 18px;">"Everyone preparing students to meet Common Core Standards needs this book. Appleman and Graves explain how to scaffold instruction for challenging readings without taking the pleasure out of teaching. They demonstrate classroom approaches that engage students in powerful discussion and foster a love of thinking. Let's keep our eye not on the test but on the text!"</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 18px;">-</span>Carol Jago</span><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">"Our purpose in writing this book is to introduce the SRE approach to both preservice and inservice English teachers so that students in all secondary language arts classrooms can become better, smarter readers."</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">-Deborah Appleman and Michael Graves<br /></span></p> <br /> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Reading Better, Reading Smarter</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">addresses all areas of planning and implementing Scaffolded Reading Experiences and prepares teachers to create their own SREs to scaffold their students' reading. An SRE is a flexible instructional framework composed of pre-, during-, and postreading activities tailored to a specific instructional situation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Deborah Appleman</span> <span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">and Michael Gravescombine the theory and research behind the Scaffolded Reading Experience (SRE) to create this very practical guide showing preservice and inservice teachers how to use this flexible approach to ensuring that each and every student can read, learn from, and enjoy each and every text he or she reads.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">By considering the text, their students, and the purpose of the lesson, teachers will be able create appropriate scaffolding for each reading experience their students face. This widely applicable text includes:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Twenty two types of pre-, during-, and postreading activities designed to lead students to success</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Examples of each activity along with information on how to create each type of activity</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Detailed classroom lesson plans and explanations of what an SRE is and what it is supposed to do as well as what it is not supposed to do</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%;">Guidance for evaluating and assessing the difficulty of text and formal and informal ways for evaluating student performance.</span></li> </ul
Product Details

Author: Deborah Appleman, Michael Graves

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Heinemann

Release Date: 2011-11-07

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0325042403

ISBN13: 9780325042404