It's Critical

Coaching Critical and Creative Comprehension Using Different Text Forms

All text comes with layers of meaning influenced by the background knowledge and attitudes of readers. This valuable resource examines the power of language and persuasion and helps students critically examine and negotiate the underlying meaning in all that they read and see. It asks them to consider the author's purpose, and to appreciate that each text is written from a particular point of view.

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All text comes with layers of meaning influenced by the background knowledge and attitudes of readers. This valuable resource examines the power of language and persuasion and helps students critically examine and negotiate the underlying meaning in all that they read and see. It asks them to consider the author's purpose, and to appreciate that each text is written from a particular point of view.

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About the Author(s)

David Booth was the Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than twenty-five years he worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write. As a classroom teacher, consultant, speaker, and writer, he delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. He has given hundreds of speeches and workshops throughout North America, Australia, and England and has appeared on dozens of television and radio programs.

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Table of Contents

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Introduction: The Deep End of the Pool
Chapter 1: "Just Tell Me What It Means!"
Chapter 2: Strategies for Promoting Deep Understanding
Chapter 3: Deepening Text Understanding Through Book Talk
Chapter 4: Deepening Understanding Through Graphic Texts
Chapter 5: Deepening Understanding Through Text Sets
Chapter 6: Deepening Understanding Through Storytelling
Chapter 7: Deepening Understanding Through Writing
Chapter 8: Deepening Understanding Through Inquiry
Chapter 9: Deepening Understanding Through the Arts
Chapter 10: Deepening Understanding Through Media
Prompts for Deepening Understanding
Biographies of Contributors
References and Resources
Index

Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2007
Item No: 8228
ISBN: 978-155138-228-9

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