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Reading Is Seeing by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
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Jun 08, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011-book-challenge-150-books, professional-reading
Read in August, 2011

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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07/11/2010 page 79
41.0% "Hoping to incorporate his ideas into my presentations and class."

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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Good to know. This book had been recommended to me. Now I know I can skip it. Recently read much of Kozol's book "Shame of the Nation." it was so depressing. As he related how things were 10 and 20 years ago and things are still so similar.... Well it's just too sad. I want spend my time with positive and creative ideas.

Claudia Don't completely discount this book...I've read about four of Wilhelm's, and this has nothing new from the others. There are good ideas...just not as many as I'd like. If you haven't read him, this is a good intro...he believes kids MUST visualize and dramatize what they read in order to be successful. Give it a try. I just needed something 'heavier'. Does that make sense? Kozol is our Cassandra...doomed to tell us the truth and NOT be believed Book Whisperer? She's amazing...but I'll bet you've already read it...

message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Oh yes, Book Whisperer was my reading message of choice two years ago, and still is. I give our library copy to anyone new in the building teaching reading. I agree that Kozol is like Cassandra, but I believe him. I'll take your advice about Wilhelm, if that is a good starting point I will try it.

Claudia Miller's one of the ones I follow on twitter, but I'm kinda disappointed...she mostly 'talks' to her friends who are also bookies. I like following people who have policy ideas to share...I met her and told her hers was the book I wished I'd've written. She said she was glad SHE had! :)

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