Powerful Readers

Thinking Strategies to Guide Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms

At any age or grade level, powerful readers are those who are aware of their thinking as they read. The assumption is that high school students don't need to be taught how to read; but even if they can decode words and gain literal understanding, they often don't think deeply about what they are reading.

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At any age or grade level, powerful readers are those who are aware of their thinking as they read. The assumption is that high school students don't need to be taught how to read; but even if they can decode words and gain literal understanding, they often don't think deeply about what they are reading. Presenting a balance of theory and practical lessons, Powerful Readers demonstrates that instruction in the key strategies of connecting, visualizing, questioning, inferring, determi...read more

About the Author(s)

Kyla Hadden has taught in North Okanagan-Shuswap in beautiful British Columbia for more than fifteen years. She began her career at the elementary level and moved on to the secondary level a dozen years ago.

Adrienne received her degrees from the University of British Columbia and spent three years teaching English in Japan. She was a classroom teacher for sixteen years and a teacher-librarian for three years. She is currently a literacy mentor at Vancouver School Board and a workshop presenter.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1: Welcome to Powerful Reading
Chapter 2: Introducing Reading Power to Your Students
Part A: Fiction Reading Power
  Chapter 3: Connecting
  Chapter 4: Visualizing
  Chapter 5: Questioning
  Chapter 6: Inferring
  Chapter 7: Transforming
Part B: Nonfiction Reading Power
  Chapter 8: Connecting
  Chapter 9: Zooming In
  Chapter 10: Determining Importance
  Chapter 11: Questioning/Inferring
  Chapter 12: Transforming
Final Thoughts
Acknowledgments
Professional Resources
Index

Product Details

Media: 144 pp/paper
Year: 2016
Item No: 8313Item No: 8919Item No: B313
ISBN: 978-155138-313-2ISBN: 978-155138-919-6ISBN: 978-15513B-313-2
Publisher: Pembroke PublishersPublisher: Pembroke Publishers

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