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ERIC Number: ED533411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 384
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4706-0831-9
Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms. Second Edition
Schoenbach, Ruth; Greenleaf, Cynthia; Murphy, Lynn
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Features of this book include: (1) Based on the Reading Apprenticeship program, which three rigorous "gold standard" research studies have shown to be effective in raising students' reading achievement; (2) Presents a clear framework for improving the reading and subject area learning of all students, including English learners, students with special needs, as well as those in honors and AP courses; (3) Provides concrete tools for classroom use and examples from a range of classrooms; and (4) Presents a clear how-to for teachers implementing the subject area literacies of the Common Core Standards. "Reading for Understanding" proves it's never too late for teachers and students to work together to boost literacy, engagement, and achievement. The following chapters are contained in the book: (1) Engaged Academic Literacy for All; (2) The Reading Apprenticeship Framework; (3) The Social and Personal Dimensions: Building a Foundation for Engaged Learning; (4) Metacognitive Conversation: Making Thinking Visible; (5) Extensive Academic Reading: Extending Opportunities and Support; (6) Sustained Silent Reading+: Dedicating Time for Independent Reading; (7) The Cognitive Dimension: Assembling a Reading Toolbox; and (8) The Knowledge-Building Dimension: Surfacing and Building Schema in the Disciplines. [The foreword was written by P. David Pearson. For the previous edition, "Reading for Understanding: A Guide to Improving Reading in Middle and High School Classrooms. The Jossey-Bass Education Series," see ED437618.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A