Principles for improving reading, comprehension and word power are complemented by case histories which illustrate common reading problems. This book may be used either as a self-help guide or as a means of helping others improve their reading skills, and its techniques are adaptable to any age group. Includes a list of recommended books for the reluctant reader and a bibliography.
This study focused on the relationship between participation of low-achieving eighth-grade students in a reading class using NovaNet, an integrated learning system, in conjunction with traditional teaching strategies, their achievement and attitudes towards reading, and teacher attitudes towards NovaNet implementation.
Featuring a variety of writing types and exercises to increase reading comprehension skills, the activities in this workbook use controlled vocabulary and focus on comprehension, thinking, phonics, and reading skills. Special attention is also given to vocabulary development.
The Reading-Writing Connection will help you become a more effective reader and writer. You will learn, in a nutshell, that good readers (1) recognize a main point and (2) recognize the support for that point, and that good writers (1) make a point and (2) support the point.
Rainbow Bridge proudly presents The Connection Series*, workbooks designed for students in grades K-6 to provide grade-level appropriate and focused practice in math, reading, and phonics in accordance with NCTM or NCTE standards.
The question I grappled with was how to move students from "couch-potato" readers who can answer basic questions with one word-to readers who think while reading-to readers who think beyond their reading. -Aimee Buckner In Notebook Know-How, Aimee Buckner demonstrated the power of notebooks to spark and capture students' ideas in the writing workshop. In Notebook Connections, she turns her focus to the reading workshop, showing how to transform those "couch-potato" readers into deep thinkers. Buckner's fourth-grade students use reader's notebooks as a place to document their thinking and growth, to support their thinking for group discussions, and to explore their own ideas about a text without every entry being judged as evidence of their reading progress. Buckner describes her model as flexible enough for students to respond in a variety of ways yet structured enough to provide explicit instruction. Notebook Connections leads teachers through the process of launching, developing, and fine-tuning a reader's notebook program. Teacher-guided lessons in every chapter help students create anchor texts for their notebooks using various comprehension and writing strategies. As students become more proficient, they grow more independent in their thinking and responses and will begin to select the strategies that work best for them. In the process, the notebook becomes a bridge that helps students make connections between ideas, texts, strategies, and their work as readers and writers. Notebook Connections, filled with lesson ideas and assessment tips, provides a comprehensive model for making reader's notebooks the centerpiece of your reading workshop.
This book shows that reading-writing is a two-way street that is burgeoning with research activity. It provides a comprehensive and updated view on reading-writing connections by drawing on extant research and findings. It puts forward a new conception of literacy, one that establishes reading and writing connections as the primeval ground for building literacy science. It shows how an integrative view of literacy can have deep and lasting effects on conceptualizing literacy development in several orthographies and on improving literacy instruction and remediation worldwide. The book examines in detail such issues as modeling approaches to reading-writing relations, literacy development, reading and spelling across orthographies and integrative approaches to literacy instruction and remediation.