Tough Talk, Tough Texts Teaching English to Change the World

ISBN-10: 0325026408
ISBN-13: 9780325026404
Edition: 2011
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List price: $28.13
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/23/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Tough Talk, Tough Textsis a catalyst for reminding all of us who work with young people about the danger of throwing away the lifeblood of our students' interior worlds and our own dreams of changing the world for the better....Tough Talk, Tough Textsinsists that we offer students books that are not simply larger, bulkier Hallmark cards but that instead challenge them to consider difficult issues, pushing them to think deeply and grow.-Jimmy Santiago BacaStrategic reading, critical examination, and civil discourse aren't just for college preparedness-they are life skills. In Tough Talk, Tough Texts Cindy O'Donnell-Allenshares small-group instruction whose goal is to give kids the ability not merely to succeed academically, but to change their world.This isn't impractical idealism. Cindy shows step-by-step how to leverage challenging texts on challenging issues to maximize engagement and increase students' agency in reading and in life. Best of all, she shares all the know-how and nitty-gritty you'll need:scaffolds for whole-class and small-group discussionsmethods for grouping students, setting norms, and using response tools strategies that sustain independent discussions and document themmultiple techniques for summative assessmentreproducible resources such as handouts, assignment sheets, and scoring guides.Tough Talk, Tough Texts is about helping students grow as readers as they use texts to answer the big questions about themselves, their peers, and their world. "With careful preparation," writes Cindy O'Donnell-Allen, "students can learn to pose and discuss such questions, to listen and respond with empathy, and to implement strategies that will allow them to become more critical and strategic readers, writers, and thinkers."

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