Reading for Real

Teach Students to Read with Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms

Reading for Real will put reading clubs on the map. Kathy is our guide to the exciting world of reading clubs, where students read with purpose, engagement, and minds-on-fire. Kathy provides you with the companionship, practical help, and the inspiration you need in order to incorporate reading clubs into your teaching. She will help you see that you need not make a choice between teaching for skills and teaching for engagement as your students both learn to read and learn to love reading.

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Reading for Real will put reading clubs on the map. Kathy is our guide to the exciting world of reading clubs, where students read with purpose, engagement, and minds-on-fire. Kathy provides you with the companionship, practical help, and the inspiration you need in order to incorporate reading clubs into your teaching. She will help you see that you need not make a choice between teaching for skills and teaching for engagement as your students both learn to read and learn to love reading...read more

About the Author(s)

"I've always imagined being a teacher, from the time I was a small child and received a little desk for Christmas," says Kathy Collins. "I used to fantasize about wearing a masking tape roll on my wrist, using a pointer, writing on a chalkboard, and collecting book order money."

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: A Behind-the-Scenes View of Reading Clubs
Chapter 1: A Rationale for Reading Clubs
Chapter 2: How Reading Clubs Fit into the Day and Across the Year
Part II: Focusing on Reading Club Fundamentals
Chapter 3: Effective Teaching Practices for Reading Clubs
Chapter 4: Instruction That Supports Readers in Any Kind of Reading Club
Chapter 5: Creating the Conditions for Reading Partners to Talk Well About Texts
Chapter 6: Assessments and Projects: How Have Reading Clubs Changed Us as Readers, Thinkers, and Talkers?
Part III: Zooming In: Planning Instruction for Specific Kinds of Reading Clubs
Chapter 7: What's Your Genre? Genre-Based Reading Clubs
Chapter 8: Reading Power Reading Clubs
Chapter 9: Building Healthy Reading Habits
Final Thoughts
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 240 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 0703Item No: 0773Item No: B703
ISBN: 978-157110-703-9ISBN: 978-157110-773-2ISBN: 978-15711B-703-9

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