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Supporting Independent Reading and Response, K-6

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.   
Mark Twain

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The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.   
Mark Twain

For those of us who treasure memories of a childhood spent curled up with favorite books, it may be shocking to realize that reading is a chore for many of our students. In recent years, the increased class time spent on reading instruction geared toward measurable performance-—from tests to book reports—means fewer children have the opportunity to discover reading for pleasure, or to more

About the Author(s)

Tony Stead became a teacher because he wanted to make a difference in children's lives. And he is certainly doing that through his publications, teaching, and work with teachers all over the world.

Table of Contents

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Foreword by David Booth
Part One: Making Time for Independent Reading
1. Establishing Independent Reading and Borrowing Routines
2. Independent Reading Throughout the Day
Part Two: Providing Resources
3. Establishing the Classroom Library
4. Nonbook Resources
5. Independent Reading and the Computer
Part Three: Providing Support
6. Whole-Class Mini-Lessons in Selecting Texts and Reading Widely
7. Establishing Individual Conferences to Support Children in Selecting Texts and Reading Wisely
8. The Question of Readability Levels
Part Four: Responses
9. Responses to Reading
10. Resources for Responding

Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Media: 248 pp/paper
Year: 2007
Item No: 0732
ISBN: 978-157110-732-9