Exploding the Reading

Building a World of Responses from One Small Story, 50 Interactive Strategies for Increasing Comprehension

Based on learning generated by a 200-year-old folktale used by thirty teachers and a thousand kids, Exploding the Reading explores how to "dig deep" inside the story and encourages teachers to incorporate a variety of response modes. David Booth demonstrates that when students share their personal interpretations with others, they alter, grow, reframe, and extend their understanding of the text.

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Based on learning generated by a 200-year-old folktale used by thirty teachers and a thousand kids, Exploding the Reading explores how to "dig deep" inside the story and encourages teachers to incorporate a variety of response modes. David Booth demonstrates that when students share their personal interpretations with others, they alter, grow, reframe, and extend their understanding of the text.

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About the Author(s)

David Booth is Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than twenty-five years he has worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write.

Table of Contents

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"The Sealpelt, or Selshamurinn: A Version of The Selchie Tale from Iceland"
Introduction
1. The Meaning-Making Power of Student Response
2. Organizing a Response-Based Classroom
3. Text Talk
4. Telling and Retelling Stories
5. Reading and Viewing Connected Texts
6. Giving Voice to Words in Print
7. Writing as Response
8. Responding through the Arts
9. Responding through Role-Play
10. Research and Inquiry
11. Technology and Texts
12. Texts as Sources of Language Knowledge
Appendix: Resources for Exploring the Selchie Tales
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2014
Item No: 8299
ISBN: 978-155138-299-9

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