Strategic Reading Guiding Students to Lifelong Literacy, 6-12

ISBN-10: 086709561X

ISBN-13: 9780867095616

Edition: 2001

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Jeffrey Wilhelm and his coauthors know that before reading can be learned, it must be taught. As students move on to more challenging texts in middle and high school, their reading skills don't grow automatically to meet those demands. They need help figuring out how to read, not just what to read. Strategic Reading provides the tools teachers need to help students of all abilities make this important transition to higher-level texts. Rather than "student-centered" or "teacher-centered," Wilhelm and his coauthors rely on a "learning-centered" approach to reading. They offer a thorough examination of the issues surrounding teaching and learning, and of the specific demands particular texts make on readers. Then they provide dozens of innovative strategies for teaching students to comprehend, engage, and make use of these kinds of texts. By placing the emphasis on learning how to learn, students become active participants in their own education and part of a classroom community of learne
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Book details

List price: $38.13
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Jeffrey Wilhelm is coauthor with Michael Smith and James Fredricksen of Get It Done!; Oh, Yeah?!; and So, What's the Story?. Jeff has cowritten or coedited four other Heinemann books, Going with the Flow, "Reading Don't Fix No Chevys", Strategic Reading, and Imagining to Learn. For Chevys he and coauthor Jeff Wilhelm received the NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. Jeff is an internationally-known teacher, author, and presenter. He is driven by a desire to help teachers to help their students to more powerful literacy and compassionate, democratic living. What he most wants for teachers to get out of his work is motivation, a vital passion and impulse to continue experimenting and learning about teaching, as well as ways to frame instruction so it is meaningful and compelling to students. A classroom teacher for fifteen years, Jeff is currently Professor of English Education at Boise State University. He works in local schools as part of a Virtual Professional Development Site Network sponsored by the Boise State Writing Project, and regularly teaches middle and high school students. He is the founding director of the Maine Writing Project and the Boise State Writing Project. He has authored or coauthored numerous books and articles about literacy teaching and learning. In addition to the Russell award, his "You Gotta BE the Book" won the NCTE Promising Research Award. Jeff has worked on numerous materials and software programs for students including Scholastic's e21 and ReadAbout, and has edited a series of 100 books for reluctant readers entitled The Ten. Jeff enjoys speaking, presenting, working with students and schools. He is currently researching how students read and engage with non-traditional texts like video game narratives, manga, horror, fantasy, etc. as well as the effects of inquiry teaching on teachers, students, and learning. Jeff grew up on a small strawberry farm in Northeastern Ohio. He loved the Hardy Boys as a boy, and has continued to love reading ever since, progressing through Hermann Hesse, John Steinbeck, and James Baldwin as literary mentors. In high school he was named a Harrier All-American for cross-country and track. He was then a two-time Small College All-American in Cross-country. He has competed Internationally in cross country, track, and nordic skiing. He now enjoys marathon nordic skiing and whitewater kayaking.

Tanya Baker has been teaching high school English for the past eight years. She has presented nationally and internationally. A mentor teacher in the University of Maine PDN network, Baker has recently completed her Master's degree at the University of Maine and is a 1997 National Writing Project Fellow.

Julie Dube Hackett taught English and reading at the secondary level for seven years. A frequent presenter at national educational conferences, she was recently hired as Principal of Medway Middle School. Dube is a 1997 National Writing Project Fellow and has also worked as a mentor teacher in the University of Maine PDN network.

Developing Our Knowledge Base: Theories for Teaching
A Philosophy of Teaching
A Philosophy of Teaching
Reading The Democratic Classroom Extending Our Practice
Teaching Strategies for Assisting Adolescent Readers Frontloading
Teaching Before Reading Loving the Questions Themselves
Fostering Student Questioning and Discussion
Building on Different Strengths to Make Reading Visible Assignment Sequencing
Teaching Students Text by Text, Activity by Activity Reading Together Epilogue
Reenvisioning Reading and the English Classroom
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