Readers Writing

Lessons for Responding to Narrative and Informational Text

When faced with a blank page in their readers' notebooks, students often fall back on what is familiar: summarizing. Despite our best efforts to model through comprehension strategies what good readers do, kids struggle to transfer this knowledge and make it their own when writing independently about books.

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When faced with a blank page in their readers' notebooks, students often fall back on what is familiar: summarizing. Despite our best efforts to model through comprehension strategies what good readers do, kids struggle to transfer this knowledge and make it their own when writing independently about books.

In Readers Writing, Elizabeth Hale offers more than ninety practical lessons that show teachers how students of all ability levels can use readers' notebooks to think criti...read more

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Hale worked in the Boston Public Schools for nine years as a third- and fourth-grade teacher and as a literacy coach in K-8 schools. She currently consults with schools and districts on writing and reading instruction and is also pursuing her doctorate degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Table of Contents

 

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Beyond the Book Report
  • Chapter 2: A Strategy Lesson
  • Chapter 3: Lessons for Narrative Text
  • Chapter 4: Comprehension of Nonfiction Text
  • Chapter 5: Lessons for Nonfiction Text
  • Chapter 6: Supporting Independence
  • Chapter 7: Noticing Comprehension Strategies in Student Writing
  • Chapter 8: Conferring with Reader's Notebooks
  • Chapter 9: Assessment and Final Thoughts
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography

 

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-8
Media: 208 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2014
Item No: 0843Item No: 1030Item No: 0B43
ISBN: 978-157110-843-2ISBN: 978-162531-030-9ISBN: 978-15711B-843-2

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