Deeper Reading

Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12

Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts? Do they think one reading of a work is more than enough? Do they primarily comprehend at a surface-level, and are they frequently unwilling or unable to discover the deeper meaning found in multi-layered works? Do you feel that you are doing more work teaching the novel than they are reading it?

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Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts? Do they think one reading of a work is more than enough? Do they primarily comprehend at a surface-level, and are they frequently unwilling or unable to discover the deeper meaning found in multi-layered works? Do you feel that you are doing more work teaching the novel than they are reading it?

Building on twenty years of teaching language arts, Kelly Gallagher, author of Reading Reasons, shows...read more

About the Author(s)

Kelly, a "baseballoholic" and a self-described expert at negotiating airports, is in his thirty-third year of teaching at the high school level.

He currently teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Why Reading Is Like Baseball
  • 2. Teaching Challenging Text
  • 3. Focusing the Reader
  • 4. Effective First-Draft Reading
  • 5. Deepening Comprehension Through Second-Draft Reading
  • 6. The Importance of Collaboration
  • 7. Using Metaphor to Deepen Comprehension
  • 8. Leading Students to Meaningful Reflection
  • 9. Reading the World
  • 10. The Art of Teaching Deeper Reading
  • Works Cited
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 240 pp/paper
Year: 2003
Item No: 0384Item No: 0898Item No: B384
ISBN: 978-157110-384-0ISBN: 978-157110-898-2ISBN: 978-15711B-384-0

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