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Great Habits, Great Readers : A Practical Guide for K - 4 Reading in the Light of Common Core

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A book that brings the habits of reading to life
Great readers are not made by genetics or destiny but by the habits they build habits that are intentionally built by their teachers. The early formal years of education are the key to reversing the reading gap and setting up children for success. But K-4 education seems to widen the gap between stronger and weaker readers, not close it. Today, the Common Core further increases the pressure to reach high levels of rigor. What can be done?


This book includes the strategies, systems, and lessons from the top classrooms that bring the habits of reading to life, creating countless quality opportunities for students to take one of the most complex skills we as people can know and to perform it fluently and easily.




Offers clear teaching strategies for teaching reading to all students, no matter what level
Includes more than 40 video examples from real classrooms
Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, bestselling author of Driven by Data and Leverage Leadership


Great Habits, Great Readers puts the focus on: learning habits, reading habits, guided reading, and independent reading.

NOTE: Content DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 816.46g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118143957
  • 9781118143957
  • 63,642

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Great Habits, Great Readers

Our students aren't born knowing how to decode words, make inferences, and cite evidence. In truth, great reading grows from great habits--a deeply learned set of skills and strategies that students can access the instant they begin reading. Great Habits, Great Readers is about the choices we as K-4 literacy instructors can make to teach every one of our students the habits of skillful reading. It outlines those strategies, systems, and lesson types that bring the habits of reading to life, creating countless high-quality opportunities for students to practice one of the most complex skills humans can learn.

This book, and the Reading-by-Habit model it proposes, provides concrete guidance. Great Habits, Great Readers is not just about finding the right texts (though we'll cover that); it's not just about making discussions more text-dependent (though we'll address that, too). At its heart, the Reading-by-Habit model is about transforming that moment when a child gets something wrong into an opportunity to teach the habits that will help him or her get it right. Inside this book you'll find:

The Reading-by-Habit model, which builds a bridge between the rigor of the Common Core and the real-life needs of your class Five types of lessons Read-aloud, comprehension skills, phonics, guided reading, and independent reading The tools you need to address the Common Core across your literacy block in a sustained, meaningful way Rich resources--from 40+ video clips to Professional Development workshop scripts to show you what truly game-changing reading instruction looks like Praise for Great Habits, Great Readers

"Great Habits, Great Readers brings the Common Core to life through real children, real teachers, amazing results, and an absolute clarity about what is needed in our elementary school classrooms. This book is a complete roadmap to excellence."
--Mark Murphy, Secretary of Education, Delaware Department of Education

"Bambrick-Santoyo and his colleagues have proven it's possible to create extraordinary schools for the children who need them most. In this book, they do something even more important--they show us how. Every educator in America should read, discuss, and act on the ideas in this book."
--Timothy Knowles, John Dewey Urban Education Institute Director and clinical professor, University of Chicago
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Table of contents

DVD Contents ix
DVD Video Contents xiii


Foreword xxi


Acknowledgments xxiii


About the Authors xxv


About Uncommon Schools xxvii


Introduction 1


PART 1 Set the Habits of Learning 23


Part 1 Introduction: The Fundamental Habits 25


1 Habits of the Classroom:Multiply Your Minutes 27


Setting Up the Room


Habits of Effective Transitions


Conclusion: From Socks to Success


2 Habits of Discussion: Change Student Talk, Change Student Thinking 45


The Power of Prompting


Learning to Share


Learning to Build


Making the Habits Happen


Conclusion: From Futsal to the Big Game


PART 2 Teach the Skills of Reading 75


Part 2 Introduction: The Art of Targeted Teaching 77


3 What to Teach: Defining a RoadMap for Rigor 81


Assessment Create the Road Map for Rigor


Selecting an Early Literacy Assessment


Assessment Meets Curriculum


Conclusion: Time to Begin the Journey


4 Read-Aloud Lessons: Teachers Model for Success 103


Lesson Prework: Planning for Read-Aloud


Lesson Introduction: Making it Clear and Making it Matter


I Do: Modeling the Skill


We Do: Practicing the Skill


Check for Understanding: Make Sure Your Practice Was Good Practice


Conclusion:What Great Reading Looks Like


5 Teaching Comprehension Skills: Stanza by Stanza 129


Lesson Prework: Teach the Reader Meets Teach the Text


I Do: Modeling the Skill


We Do: Practicing Together


You Do: Making Independent Practice Sacred


Conclusion: A First Taste of Independence


6 Teaching Phonics: Greasing the Wheel 145


Choosing the Wheel: Make Sure It s a Round One


Greasing the Wheel: Three Ways to Make Phonics Spin Faster


Conclusion: Phonics and Foundations


PART 3 Build the Habits of Reading 165


Part 3 Introduction: The Making of Magical Moments 167


7 Analysis and Action: Mind the Journey 171


Administering Assessment


Collecting Data


From Assessment to Analysis


From Analysis to Action


Conclusion: The Path Forward


8 Guided Reading Planning: Move Beyond the Map 189


Structuring a Guided Reading Lesson


Prework: Selecting a Text to Match the Data


Guided Reading Lesson Planning A Sample


Before Reading


During Reading


After Reading


Conclusion:When You ve Set the Course


9 Guided Reading Execution: Stay on Course 217


Before Reading


During and After Reading: The Power of Prompting


The Prompting Guides from 0 to 1000


Conclusion: A Path for Every Student


10 Independent Reading: Don t Wait for a Hero s Quest 243


Choose and Organize Texts for Success


Set Expectations for Independence


Insist on Intellectual Accountability


Conclusion: Love Matters


PART 4 Lead by Habit 261


Part 4 Introduction: Script the Change You Need 263


11 The Schedule: Getting It All on the Table 265


The Scheduling Process: An Overview


How Much Time Can You Make for Reading?


How Should You Spend Reading Time?


Building the Schedule: One Teacher, Two Hours


Three Variations to the Schedule


Conclusion: All in Good Time


12 Coaching Teachers: A Guide for School Leaders and Coaches 287


The Growth Mind-Set


Lead Professional Development


Observe Regularly


Drive It with Data


Identify the Key Action Steps


Give Effective Feedback


Coach Planning


Your Next Steps


Conclusion:Why It Matters


PART 5 Professional Development


Workshops Overview and Highlights 309


Part 5 Introduction: Workshops Included with This Book 311


13 Habits of the Classroom Workshop 313


14 Habits of Discussion Workshop 317


15 Read-Aloud Workshop 321


16 Comprehension Skills Workshop 325


17 Guided Reading Planning Workshop 329


18 Guided Reading Prompting Workshop 335


Appendix: Tools and Resources 339


Great Habits, Great Readers Discussion Guide 429


Notes 439


Index 446


How to Use the DVD 457
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About Aja Settles

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo is the managing director of North Star Academies, nine schools that are part of the Uncommon Schools network. He has trained school leaders worldwide in his work at Uncommon Schools and for New Leaders. He is also the author of Driven by Data and Leverage Leadership.


Aja Settles and Juliana Worrell are the founding principals of North Star Academy's West Side Park and Fairmount Elementary Schools, also part of the Uncommon Schools network.
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