ERIC Number: ED480640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Thoughtful Reading: Teaching Comprehension to Adolescents. [Videotapes and Viewing Guide].
This 4-part videotape series and viewing guide shows Cris Tovani, a high school teacher, working with a wide range of students, from college-bound seniors to students who have been referred to her classroom because of their struggles with reading. The viewing guide is designed to help teachers use the video series "Thoughtful Reading" in workshop settings. Viewers see Cris leading the whole class, launching small-group activities, thinking through instructional design, teaching individual students, and assessing learner needs and strengths. The series includes examples of how to: design small-group instruction; teach students to work together in groups; initiate one-on-one conferences with students; teach comprehension strategies to the whole class; help students learn to monitor their reading through notes, logs, and discussions; create "comprehension constructors" and other instruction tools that link reading, writing, and thinking; promote student independence through whole-class discussions and student presentations; and provide a range of genres to meet the need of diverse students. Tapes are entitled: (1) No Magic Formula: Teaching Struggling Readers (time 26:30); (2) Beyond the Game of School: Challenging College-Bound Seniors (time 25:20); (3) Engaging Students: Choice, Respect, and Talk (time 29:80); and (4) Making Thinking Visible: Comprehension Tools (time 29:55). Suggestions for viewing each tape are divided into five sections: Writing while viewing; Questions for Discussion; Workshop and Classroom Extensions; Short on Time; and Further Reading. Includes 13 figures. Contains time cues for "Thoughtful Reading." (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Critical Reading, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Activities, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Teacher Role
Stenhouse Publishers, 477 Congress St., #4B, Portland, ME 04101-3451 (Video package: 4 30-minute videotapes, $395). Tel: 800-988-9812 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-833-9164 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.stenhouse.com. For full text of Viewing Guide: http://www.stenhouse.org/pdfs/0369guid.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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