I Read It, but I Don't Get It

Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers

I Read It, but I Don't Get It is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Cris Tovani is an accomplished teacher and staff developer who writes with verve and humor about the challenges of working with students at all levels of achievement—from those who have mastered the art of "fake reading" to college-bound juniors and seniors who struggle with the different demands of content-area textbooks and novels.

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I Read It, but I Don't Get It is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Cris Tovani is an accomplished teacher and staff developer who writes with verve and humor about the challenges of working with students at all levels of achievement—from those who have mastered the art of "fake reading" to college-bound juniors and seniors who struggle with the different demands of content-area textbooks and novels.

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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.

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Contents
1. Fake Reading
2. The Realities of Reading
3. Purposes for Reading: Access Tools
4. Conversations with Cantos: Tracking Confusion to Its Source
5. Fix It!
6. Connecting the New to the Known
7. What Do You Wonder?
8. Outlandish Responses: Taking Inferences Too Far
9. "What's the Plan?"
Appendix A: Double-Entry Diaries / Appendix B: Comprehension Constructors / Appendix C: Coding Sheets
Works Cited

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 152 pp/paper
Year: 1999
Item No: WEB-0089
ISBN: 978-157110-089-4

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