Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction

Reading Reconsidered A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction The Must Have Resource for Teachers to Rethink How They Teach Reading The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases Our students learn their literatu

  • Title: Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction
  • Author: Doug Lemov
  • ISBN: 9781119104254
  • Page: 130
  • Format: ebook
  • The Must Have Resource for Teachers to Rethink How They Teach Reading The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing oveThe Must Have Resource for Teachers to Rethink How They Teach Reading The world we are preparing our students to succeed in is one bound together by words and phrases Our students learn their literature, history, math, science, or art via a firm foundation of strong reading skills When we teach students to read with precision, rigor, and insight, we are truly handing over the key to the kingdom Of all the topics we teach reading is first among equals.Grounded in advice from effective classrooms nationwide, Reading Reconsidered takes you into the trenches with actionable guidance from real life educators and instructional champions The authors address the anxiety inducing world of Common Core State Standards, distilling from those standards four key ideas that help hone teaching practices both generally and in preparation for assessments This Core of the Core, broken into small, easily navigable modules, comprises the first half of the book and instructs educators on how to teach students to read harder texts, closely read texts rigorously and intentionally, read nonfiction effectively, and write effectively in direct response to texts.The second half of Reading Reconsidered reinforces these principles, coupling them with the fundamentals of reading instruction a host of techniques and subject specific tools set forth by the authors to reconsider how teachers approach such essential topics as vocabulary, interactive reading, and student autonomy Reading Reconsidered breaks an overly broad issue into clear, easy to implement approaches Filled with practical tools including book lists, sample student work, and video clips from real classrooms, Reading Reconsidered provides the framework necessary for teachers to ensure that students forge futures as lifelong readers.

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    1. Doug Lemov has no significant classroom teaching experience. He has no formal training as a reading researcher or reading specialist. This book has no research bibliography or list of sources providing a pedagogical foundation for his claims. I question the validity of his action "research" (conducted at his own charter schools) and his credibility as a reading instruction expert.Richard Allington, John Guthrie, Peter Johnston, Arthur Applebee and a staggering list of credible researchers have c [...]

    2. Although I am not a teacher, I am a reading mentor and so I was interested to read this. It is aimed at teaching, probably at secondary school age, but there is much to interest anyone who has any input into the reading lives of children, or students; whether teachers, librarians or parents. Or, indeed, if you are a student yourself and struggle with interpreting texts, want to improve your vocabulary or need some ideas on how to get the most from the texts you need to read for your studies. Thi [...]

    3. I received an advance copy through NetGalley. As a former English major I've come across many textbook/handbooks like "Reading Reconsidered." Most of the concepts and modules presented are pretty standard. There is nothing all to groundbreaking to be found here. But I think the simplicity in its format and straightforwardness in text make it more accessible than most texts on the subject matter. This is definitely a text for professional levels individuals. I would recommend this to teachers, ad [...]

    4. Thank you to Net Galley for providing me with a copy of Reading Reconsidered in exchange for an honest review!In recent years, largely due to the implementation of the Common Core Standards, educational rigor has increased across the K-12 curriculum. As a result, the key to academic success lies squarely in the development of strong literacy skills in our students. In Reading Reconsidered, Lemov, Driggs, & Woolway address the "Core of the Core" - strategies that help educators hone their ins [...]

    5. Although I approached this book with a lot of bias and a bad taste in my mouth from being force-fed too much Doug Lemov, I was pleasantly surprised to find it so useful, practical, logical, and fairly thorough. Despite not containing anything new or particularly well-researched, the practices recommended in this book--when combined with others--will significantly improve my instruction.I tend to find myself not fully aligned with the teaching philosophies of UnCommon Schools (or maybe just Lemov [...]

    6. This book was really hard to understand, mostly because I'm not a literature teacher at any level, and I'm not even English mother tongue. Anyway what I understood was really interesting and this book really shows how to improve your teaching skills using books, as it says: "we’ve looked at the different ways teachers can implement four “Core of the Core” ideas in the classroom. By having students read harder texts, close read rigorously to establish and analyze meaning, read lots of nonfi [...]

    7. Good information. I think I understand better the concept behind Common Core in terms of reading and writing and I like that there is a push to get young people reading in a way that promotes better comprehension and relating to others regarding what they read. Now, if I could just understand Common Core math! That's just a huge pile of ick in my opinion. LOL

    8. In a summer where I am looking to refill my "toolbox" of teaching tricks and rethink some of my teaching practices, I've been bulldozing through several teaching books, and Reading Reconsidered has been a good one in terms of different ways of thinking about reading instruction and strategies to implement. However, the author gets on his soapbox quite a bit in the beginning, which I could have done without, and as he and I are philosophically are in disagreement about many things reading related [...]

    9. Hey teachers: if you've read lots of research on reading but always felt a little empty on the 'how-to' for your classroom, you should look at this book with real intent. It approaches all reading instruction from a most 'right-side-up' view (per my own book), keeping students' post-k-12 preparation--not a love of reading or decolonizing classrooms or whatever else--at the center, and has loads of thoughtful strategies, techniques, and rationales for every facet of reading instruction.Sure wish [...]

    10. I skimmed this text, and found a few helpful pieces of information. I was very disappointed that the book makes no acknowledgment that students in a classroom may have a wide variety of reading levels. Donalyn Miller makes a better argument than I can about the pitfalls (and damage) a whole class novel read can have on students who do not read "on grade level." The book also suggests that teachers should be selecting all the reading material for their students. How will students learn to self-se [...]

    11. A really interesting read with lots to think about. It has certainly made me rethink how I approach the teaching of reading with Year 6.

    12. Doug Lemov, Colleen Driggs, and Erica Woolway's new book, Reading Reconsidered: A Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction in the Common Core Era, address this reading gap, and they provide concrete practices that ELA teachers (as well as teachers in other disciplines like science, social studies, and art swept up in the Common Core's effect on their own standards) can take straight from the book into the classroom.While the title addresses reading--and it is indeed the primary focus of the book. [...]

    13. Rating: 3.75This book is set up for teachers. Not common teachers, but teachers who are wanting to help their students reading. The book discusses how reading classic literature can be very difficult because language use is different, terms are different, and some things that would have been back knowledge of the time is no longer known. Lemov points out that giving prep text, such as a short story or article that bridges the gap of information. Building back knowledge really helps most literatu [...]

    14. Reading Reconsidered is a great resource to keep around for literacy instruction. Each chapter included was highly relative to the point of dissecting and examining literacy instruction. The subtopics or modules included held examples of passages, questions, students work and graphics which was more appealing. However, I did not love all of the text, at times it felt a little opinionated and thoughts were a little choppy. All in all, the text had some great chapters/module topics, I would share [...]

    15. If you teach reading, get this book!This book offers great suggestions on strategies and activities to use in your classroom. The activities described in the texts can be used with kindergarten through twelfth grade. Purchasing the text also includes access to the Teach Like a Champion website. The site offers videos and resources described in the text. This text is my number one suggestion to new teachers If you teach reading, get this book!

    16. Every teacher should read this because it is so practical and can help anyone improve. Eminently practical, this starts from first principles and provides clear steps to improve students' reading, writing, speaking and listening. I have already changed how I do things because of this book and will continue to go back to this book to mine it for high-quality pedagogical development. Every teacher should read this!

    17. This book provides concrete strategies and models for literacy instruction, including close reading and vocabulary activities. Lemov et al. leans heavily on Beck’s earlier work for vocabulary but provides useful and insightful updates and expansions.I made the mistake of purchasing this as an e-book, but the book really functions best as a reference and guide rather than a read-through, so I would advise getting in print so you can utilize it's guidance more effectively.

    18. As a teacher of gifted students, I greatly enjoyed this thoughtful book about reading and how to teach it. This books goes in-depth into very thorough analysis, and will assist teachers of students at any level to achieve their best potential reading skill level. I received this book as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    19. I am not a teacher or a pedagogical theorist. I do love reading. I found this an interesting read and made me consider things about reading and reading in groups (of various sizes) that I had not considered before. And for that, I enjoyed it.

    20. This is the most important and useful book in the field of education that I've read in the past five years.

    21. No mention of online texts? Love the concepts, but flat-out ignoring that a lot of reading in classrooms takes place digitally seems irresponsible and cowardly on the part of these author-educators.

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