Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?



Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? Do I Really Have To Teach Reading This Is The Question Many Teachers Of Adolescents Are Asking, Wondering How They Can Possibly Add A New Element To An Already Overloaded Curriculum And Most Are Finding That The Answer Is Yes If They Want Their Students To Learn Complex New Concepts In Different Disciplines, They Often Have To Help Their Students Become Better Readers.Building On The Experiences Gained In Her Own Language Arts Classroom As Well As Those Of Colleagues In Different Disciplines, Cris Tovani, Author Of I Read It, But I Don T Get It, Takes On The Challenge Of Helping Students Apply Reading Comprehension Strategies In Any Subject In Do I Really Have To Teach Reading , Cris Shows How Teachers Can Expand On Their Content Expertise To Provide Instruction Students Need To Understand Specific Technical And Narrative Texts The Book Includes Examples Of How Teachers Can Model Their Reading Process For Students Ideas For Supplementing And Enhancing The Use Of Required Textbooks Detailed Descriptions Of Specific Strategies Taught In Context Stories From Different High School Classrooms To Show How Reading Instruction Varies According To Content Samples Of Student Work, Including Both Struggling Readers And College Bound Seniors A Variety Of Comprehension Constructors Guides Designed To Help Students Recognize And Capture Their Thinking In Writing While Reading Guidance On Assessing Students Tips For Balancing Content And Reading Instruction.Cris S Humor, Honesty, And Willingness To Share Her Own Struggles As A Teacher Make This A Unique Take On Content Reading Instruction That Will Be Valuable To Reading Teachers As Well As Content Specialists.

10 thoughts on “Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?

  1. says:

    This book is a great tool to teach literacy in the content areas While this book is geared towards grades 6 12, the ideas, strategies, and other tools can be adapted and modified for elementary grades a...

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    Just a book for class

  3. says:

    Good points in this book that I can use in my classroom.

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    Exactly what I was looking for concrete techniques for comprehension designed mainly for non fiction, in a short book This is reading comprehension instruction for the non English teacher, geared primarily toward readers who can decode their texts but have trouble using it for any particular purpose Although Tovani is writing for Gr 6 12, I don t think any of these techniques would be out of place in a first year college classroom.Tovani identifies these common breakdown points for dependent Exactly ...

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    This book addresses the question posed in its title do teachers of content other than language arts really need to teach their students how to read in their content areas Not surprisingly, the author s answer to that question is a resounding yes Somewhat surprisingly, she makes a good enough case for that answer that many if not most readers of the book will be persuaded.Reading a math textbook or other math instructional material or science, or history, or even industrial arts, all requi This book addresses the question posed in its title do teachers of content other than language arts really need to teach their students how to read in their content areas Not surprisingly, the author s answer to that question is a r...

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    My biggest take aways from Tovani are the various comprehension strategies she covered throughout the book While I did not find some as helpful for my own reading log assignments, I came to understand the importance and applications of most of the strategies for other learners such as the text sets and the fix up strategies A lot of the philosophical teaching concepts she presented I already agreed with or have learned about in my other classes, but were good reminders One in particular that My biggest take aways from Tovani are the various comprehension strategies she covered throughout the book While I did not find some as helpful for my own reading log assignments, I came to understand the importance and applications of most of the strategies for other learners such as the text sets and the fix up strategies A lot of the philosophical teaching concepts she presented I already agreed with or have learned about in my other classes, but were good reminders One in particular that I really agree with is showing students that you also struggle with texts sometimes and modeling to them how you overcome the struggle This creates a sense of solida...

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    Building upon her first book, I Read It, but I Don t Get It Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers, in which she offers techniques for developing reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in adolescents, Cris Tovani now lays out techniques for teachers to engage students in content area reading How do you help students to understand a science text, or a math text, or any kind of text How do you read differently in each subject Why should you care Tovani answers all of thes Building upon her first book, I Read It, but I Don t Get It Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers, in which she offers techniques for developing reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in adolescents, Cris Tovani now lays out techniques for teachers to engage students in content area reading How do you help stud...

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    Although I gained so much from reading this as an English teacher, I believe this is an absolute MUST for teachers in subjects outside of English For such a short volume it is bursting with intelligent insights, lessons and practical ways to scaffold and build upon reading comprehension skills that are necessary for student s success Since it was only comprised of a mere 120 pages I breezed through it but simultaneously didn t feel that it should have been longer or that chapters lacked proper Although I gained so much from reading this as an English teacher, I believe this is an absolute MUST for teachers in subjects outside of English For such a short volume it is bursting with intelligent insights, lessons and practical ways to scaffold and build upon reading comprehension skills that are necessary for student s success Since it was only comprised of a mere 120 pages I breezed through it but simultaneously didn t feel that it should have been longer or that chapters lacked proper development or explanation.What this book has that many other excellent professional books lack is outstanding refinement and editing There are no long digressions, anecdotes or...

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    While I am still somewhat at the beginning of my teacher preparation program, and I foresee many other assigned texts in my future some in the mail as I write this , I have to say that this is probably my favorite assigned text so far It makes sense, there s no complicated jargon that I have to decode, and it s honest and straightforward Tovani clearly knows what she is talking about here, and there is much to learn from her and this book I would have no problems rereading it or cracking it While I am still somewhat at the beginning of my teacher preparation program, and I foresee many other assigned texts in my future some in the mail as I write this , I have to say that this is probably my favorite assigned text so far It makes sense, there s no complicated jargon that I have to decode, and it s honest and straightforward Tovani clearly knows what she is talking about here, and there is much to learn from her and this book I would have no problems rereading it or cracking it open in the future for quick reference The only thing that sort of bugged me bummed me outthan bugged me, really was how quickly and mysteriously she danced around the topic of state assessments She makes it clear that she doesn t necessarily approve of them and moves on That s f...

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    My favorite thing about this book is how genuine the author sounds when she talks about her own experiences teaching reading Especially to students in non language arts classes, or students who are struggling readers I have no doubt that this woman LOVES her job There are some very moving stories That being said, it s still a bit on the idealistic side for a person who is teaching, let s say, strictly math I know everything s supposed to be all about integrating reading writing nowa My favorite thing about this boo...

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