Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives Comprehending, Analyzing, and Discussing Text

ISBN-10: 1935543520

ISBN-13: 9781935543527

Edition: 2012

Authors: Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Diane Lapp

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Prompt students to become the sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers they need to be to achieve higher learning. The authors explore the important relationship between text, learner, and learning. With an array of methods and assignments to establish critical literacy in a discussion-based and reflective classroom, you'll encourage students to find meaning and cultivate thinking from even the most challenging expository texts.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 10/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

About the Authors
Introduction: Comprehension Occurs Through Text-Based Analysis and Discussion
The Community Defines Literacs
The Common Core State Standards
Discussing Worthy Texts
What Is Text-Based Discussion?
What You Can Expect From This Book
Readers and Texts: Why Both Are Necessary for Understanding
Interacting With Texts
Comprehending, Analyzing, and-Discussing-Texts
Acknowledging That Students Have Something to Say
Relinquishing Some Control of the Discourse
Balancing Discussion and Instruction
Scaffolding Text-Based Analysis and Discussion
Using Cognitive Strategies
Making Connections
Synthesizing and Summarizing
Argumentation: Gateway to Text-Based Analysis and Discussion
Exploring Argumentation
X-Raying the Book to Find Its Argumentation Bones
Reading Rhetorically
Using Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in Argumentation
Teaching Toulmin's Model of Argument
Teaching Accountable Talk
Framing the Argument
Analyzing and Discussing Narrative Texts
Literature's Ability to Transform
How Literature Works
Literary Devices
Critical Literacy
Question the Commonplace
Consider the Role of the Author
Seek Alternative Perspectives
Read Critically
Useful Instructional Routines for Text-Based Analysis and Discussion
Thinking Aloud Through Read-Alouds and Shared Readings
Book Clubs and Literature Circles
Socratic seminar
Modeling Inquiry for Students
Supporting Investigation of Multiple Perspectives
Analyzing and Discussing Expository Texts
Expository Text Defined
The Importance of Expository Text
Tapping Into Students' Interests
Why Expository Texts Are Difficult
Genres of Expository Text
Biographies and Autobiographies
Concept Books
Nature Books
Reference Books and Search Engines
Experiment and Activity Books
How-to Books and Procedural Manuals
Editorial Cartoons and Opinion Pieces
Structures of Expository Texts
Description or List
Cause and Effect
Problem and Solution
Compare and Contrast
Signal Words
Text Features
Print Features
Organizational Aids
Graphic Aids
Specialized Vocabulary
Useful Instructional Routines for Discussing Expository Texts
Thinking Aloud With Expository Texts
Text Impressions
Reciprocal Teaching
Graphic Organizers With Relational Words
Analyzing and Discussing New-Media Texts
Expanding Notions of Reading, Writing, and Sharing Texts
What Are New-Media Texts?
Understanding Comprehension
Proficient Reading
Understanding Web 2.0 Comprehension
Implementing Web 2.0 Classroom Instruction
Modeling:. Introducing Topical Knowledge and Language
Guided Instruction: Assessing, Supporting, and Guiding Students' Growing Understandings
Collaborative Work: Using New Language and Ideas to Complete a Related Task
Independent Work: Transferring the Newly Acquired Information to Novel Tasks
Younger Students and Online Research
References and Resources
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