Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read

Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read


By (author) Adrienne Gear

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  • Publisher: Pembroke Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 13mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Ottawa
  • ISBN 10: 1551382032
  • ISBN 13: 9781551382036
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 26,266

Product description

"Reading Power" promotes reading comprehension with a wealth of effective strategies that help pupils to think as they read. Teachers will learn how to engage their classes and create powerful opportunities for a more interactive, thoughtful reading experience that improves comprehension. Built around the strategies that proficient readers use - or 'reading powers' - the book recognises that teachers implement strategies from many sources and offers simple applications that can be incorporated in any classroom.The practical and useful book is organised around five reading strategies - Connecting, Questioning, Visualising, Drawing Inference, and Transforming. Each chapter includes: a song or chant to use in the classroom for each strategy; suggestions for introducing each reading strategy; sequential lessons that incorporate teacher modelling, guided practice, and independent reading; and ready-to-copy pages that support the sequential lessons; as well as references to appropriate children's literature and the author includes ideas for modelling demonstrations, encouraging practice, and nurturing independent reading.Extensive lists of children's books, organised around reading ability and age, with suggestions for assembling classroom book collections, are an important part of this practical book.

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Author information

Adrienne Gear is a literacy mentor in the Vancouver School District who works with teachers and students on reading and writing initiatives and school-wide reading comprehension programmes. A classroom teacher for almost twenty years, she has taught at all primary levels and has experience in library and second language learning. Reading Power evolved from five years of experience in many classrooms in Adrienne's school and has led to workshop presentations throughout Canada.

Table of contents

What is Reading Power?; The Components of the Reading Power Program; The Power to Connect; The Power to Question; The Power to Visualize; The Power to Infer; The Power to Transform; Application and Assessment; Final Thoughts; Bibliography; Index