Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?

Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12

“Do I really have to teach reading?” This is the question many teachers of adolescents are asking, wondering how they can possibly add a new element to an already overloaded curriculum. And most are finding that the answer is “yes.” If they want their students to learn complex new concepts in different disciplines, they often have to help their students become better readers.

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“Do I really have to teach reading?” This is the question many teachers of adolescents are asking, wondering how they can possibly add a new element to an already overloaded curriculum. And most are finding that the answer is “yes.” If they want their students to learn complex new concepts in different disciplines, they often have to help their students become better readers.

Building on the experiences gained in her own language arts classroom as well as those of colleagues in differe...read more

About the Author(s)

Cris Tovani taught first grade to seniors for 31 years. Her entire career has been spent trying to figure out the “knowing-doing” gap. Researchers tell teachers what they should be doing but actually doing it with 125+ students is a whole new ball game.

Table of Contents

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Contents
1. Introduction: "I'm the Stupid Lady from Denver…"
2. The "So What?" of Reading Comprehension
3. Parallel Experiences: Tapping the Mother Lode
4. Real Rigor: Connecting Students with Accessible Text
5. "Why Am I Reading This?"
6. Holding Thinking to Remember and Reuse
7. Group Work That Grows Understanding
8. "What Do I Do with All These Sticky Notes?"
9. "Did I Miss Anything? Did I Miss Everything":
Last Thoughts
Appendix
Bibliography

Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 144 pp/paper
Year: 2003
Item No: WEB-0376
ISBN: 978-157110-376-5

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