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ERIC Number: EJ804626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
You Want "Me" to Teach Reading? Confessions of a Secondary Literature Teacher
Monahan, Pat
English Journal, v97 n6 p98-104 Jul 2008
School administrators across the U.S. are asking literature teachers to become reading teachers, and not surprisingly, many secondary teachers are having difficulty with this transition. The author's transition to reading teacher was hurried by her dissatisfaction with lessons that featured question-answer discussions. Curious about how students best engage with and understand texts, the author undertook a teacher-research investigation in advanced placement English. Here, the author reveals how he became a reading teacher who promotes student independence and control through a variety of rereading strategies. He offers a few tips for teachers on how to design lessons that support students in their development as critical readers. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States