ERIC Number: ED403256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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"You Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents.
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D.
The stories and studies that make up this book pursue two intertwining paths of inquiry: (1) how highly engaged adolescent readers produce meaning; and (2) what can be done in the classroom to help reluctant readers perceive reading as a creative and personally meaningful pursuit. Chapter 1 looks at approaches to teaching reading and discusses an interactive model which can lead to a reading-centered classroom. Chapter 2 explores the role of reading in students' lives, focusing on three avid student readers and how the experiences of these students could help more reluctant readers. Chapter 3 looks at types of student reading activity, including literary letters, thinking aloud protocols, and symbolic story representation, and describes 10 different dimensions students used as they created, experienced,and responded to literary works. Chapter 4 explores using drama to promote reading and help less proficient readers; chapter 5 looks at the importance of visualization in reading. Chapter 6 stresses the need to expand concepts of reading, response, and literature. Appendices include: (1) "Questions and Activities for the Ten Dimensions of Reader Response"; and (2) "Revolving Role Drama Lesson Plans for 'The Incredible Journey.'" (Contains 110 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Reflective Teaching, Role Playing, Teacher Influence, Teaching Methods
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8077-3567-1; paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3566-3).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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