Reading Wellness

Lessons in Independence and Proficiency

When teachers talk about what they want for students, "a love for reading” is inevitably near the top of the list. Even as they work to ensure students' continuing progress as readers, what ignites passion more than anything is the chance to instill confidence, curiosity, and joy in students. In Reading Wellness, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris will remind you why you became a teacher in the first place. They want children and teachers to thrive as readers, to feel the deep satisfaction that comes with meaningful encounters with texts.

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When teachers talk about what they want for students, "a love for reading” is inevitably near the top of the list. Even as they work to ensure students' continuing progress as readers, what ignites passion more than anything is the chance to instill confidence, curiosity, and joy in students. In Reading Wellness, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris will remind you why you became a teacher in the first place. They want children and teachers to thrive as readers, to feel the deep satisfaction th...read more

About the Author(s)

Jan Burkins, co-author of Preventing Misguided Reading (IRA, 2010) and Kim Yaris are the writers and thinkers behind Burkins and Yaris -- Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy, where their blog and their instructional resources have drawn a national audience and made them thought leaders in the field of literacy instruction.

Kim Yaris and Jan Burkins are the writers and thinkers behind Burkins and Yaris -- Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy, where their blog and their instructional resources have drawn a national audience and made them thought leaders in the field of literacy instruction.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword by Christopher Lehman
Acknowledgments
Introduction: How Well Are You?
Chapter 1: Love -- Authentic Reasons to Read Informational Texts Closely
Chapter 2: Posture -- Mindset, Agency, and Hard Work
Chapter 3: Alignment -- Working to Make Sense of The Words
Chapter 4: Mindfulness -- Reading Closely, Comprehending Deeply
Chapter 5: Strength -- Productive Effort and Building Reading Muscle
Chapter 6: Joy -- Reading More for the Love of It
Epilogue
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 1-5
Media: 232 pp/paper Media: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2014
Item No: 1015Item No: 1020Item No: B015
ISBN: 978-162531-015-6ISBN: 978-162531-020-0ISBN: 978-16253B-015-6

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