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Reading Is Seeing

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Picturing scenes, events, settings, characters, and ideas is essential to reading comprehension - but not all students know how to do it. In this amazing book, a noted educator shows teachers dozens of engaging, interactive techniques that turn reading into a highly visual, enjoyable experience for proficient and struggling readers alike. Storyboards, main idea tableaux, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Teaching Resources
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Dec 31, 2015 Elie rated it it was ok
There were several factors that contributed to my mediocre feelings about this book.

First, I had just read a bunch of Kelly Gallagher books, and most of what Dr. Wilhelm states in this book can be covered in the metaphor section of Deeper Reading.

Second, I've been doing a whole lot of reading this summer, both PD books and articles for my Master's degree. I found much of the content in this book to not be new or useful. Oh, learn what students are interested in so you can be a better teacher?
Jan 13, 2011 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Dr. Wilhelm explores ways that instructors can work within an all too often failing educational structure. His work in inquiry based learning provides a strong foundation for instructors. Reading is Seeing is a nice addition to his body of work on this subject. He blends the theoretical with the practical (less theory in this book than others). Wilhelm provides some "right now" approaches on how to incorporate visual literacy as a scaffolding tool to increased comprehension. For the seasoned ...more
Feb 06, 2014 Asif rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book that grounds teaching practice in theory and lived examples from the classroom. In particular, i appreciate how i can relate what is shared to what and how i am teaching. In our education endeavour we are hoping to support students to "read" the world and to have ways and tools to engage in/with the world.
Apr 15, 2009 Mdavis rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books about teaching reading. It really goes into depth about what reading is and how to reach the hard-to-reach kids. Wilhelm uses strong theory to back up the stratgies. I love it.
Jun 18, 2011 Danielle rated it really liked it
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Dr. Wilhelm provides teachers with a wide variety of creative visualization reading strategies and logic behind the usage of such strategies. I plan on using quite a few of these wonderful reading strategies in the upcoming school year- can't wait!
Not a favorite-not a lot of new territory. I DID learn from their chart contrasting information and knowledge. But overall, I am disappointed.
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Good book for those that are trying to learn more about reading and the teaching of reading.
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