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Reading for Understanding: A Guide to Improving Reading in Middle and High School Classrooms

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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"A breath of fresh air! After reminding us that any teacher who puts a book in front of a student is a reading teacher, the authors give us a teacher-tested reading course for middle and high school students. They avoid the baloney in the present reading debates by paying attention to actual students. What they propose is an apprentice
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 20th 1999 by Jossey-Bass (first published December 1999)
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Kim Johnson
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
A helpful tool introducing an apprenticeship approach to reading that includes the personal dimension, social dimension, knowledge building dimension and cognitive dimension with meta cognitive conversation at the heart of the process. The book is filled with case studies and resources as well as the basic fundamentals of each facet of the reading apprenticeship framework.
Mr. Poquette
I know, I know! It feels like cheating to put pedagogical books in my list, but I read it, dammit, so it stays.
And it should prove to be helpful in my classroom; reaffirms some of the things I've done for years, gives me some new tricks.
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Natalee
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Written by teachers, for teachers (or so my professor says, and I’m not about to question that judgement).

This is written in a very clear, easy to follow manner. The text isn’t dry like a lot of theory books tend to be, either. It seems to emphasize cognitive and sociocultural theories to reading/teaching, including practices like reading apprenticeships.

My favorite part, and perhaps the most helpful, is that Schoenbach includes many actual classroom practices for teacher to incorporate. Examp
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Mark
Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent primer for teachers about how to teach students strategic reading strategies. Perhaps more important, the authors present a philosophical ans practical framework for how to teach reading in secondary schools.
Connie D
Jan 27, 2016 marked it as to-read
The concepts are good...but I'll finish later. ...more
Jennifer Fenwick
Dec 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Of all my grad school required books, this one has been the most helpful in teaching students to read.
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Budd Turner
Good introduction to Reading Apprenticeship.
Second edition has triple the pages covering the same concepts.
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