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Revisit, Reflect, Retell: Time-Tested Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension
"I cannot imagine being a teacher and not having a resource like this at my fingertips. So my advice to fellow teachers is to get the book and get busy engaging your students in ways you never thought possible." - P. David Pearson University of California, Berkeley "This updated edition of Revisit, Reflect, Retell "incorporates the newest approaches to enhancing students' ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 13th 2008 by Heinemann
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My book is now filled with Post-its flagging strategies that I want to try with my students. :) There are sections about scaffolding reading, having conversations about books, oral retelling, written reflections, and informational texts. There are so many different ideas that the mind boggles to choose just one or two to try out. I have used the two-word strategy in art class and found it to be a quick, effective way to invite discussion about a topic. Some of the other strategies that I think w ...more
I was excited to read through this book to see what activities and reading strategies it had to offer. There were some really good activities, but most of them were designated for students who are critical thinkers. If you are working with students who have difficulty reading, you would have to modify these lessons to meet your student's needs.
This book is full of great strategies for teaching reading in the classroom. However, many of the strategies can be used in the content areas as well. I've already put to use several of the strategies this year. So far my favorite and my students' favorite is the interactive notebook strategy!