Reflective Reading

Engaging and Practical Ideas for Teaching Reading Comprehension in the Primary Classroom

Author: Anne Glennie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911279204


Page: 200

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Put the magic back into reading!Engaging, inspirational, and practical the complete course book and teacher's guide for Reflective Reading. This exciting approach improves attainment and motivation by revamping reading comprehension in the primary classroom.Put the magic back into reading through fun, engaging ideas and activities for the teaching of reading. Create life-long readers with good reading habits, who read for pleasure and appreciate text in all its forms.Ensure higher order thinking skills are embedded within teaching and learning using a new, child-friendly taxonomy - the Comprehension Compass. Teachers and children will enjoy completing and creating Task Maps, Long Reads, Short Reads and TexTplorers activities.Inside you will find:Short Read texts and activities, suitable for whole-class teaching and shared readingLong Read activities and Task Map exemplars, for reading groups and differentiationAdvice on assessment, planning, managing reading in the classroom and choosing textsGuidance on 'How to Build a Reader' and identifying reading difficultiesChild Friendly Reading Booklets to encourage a learning dialogue about reading to support Assessment is for LearningA 'Cultivating a Reading Culture' self-evaluation to encourage collegiate reflection on your school's current reading practiceAlso includes photocopiable lesson plans, templates, and downloadable resources so you can get started straightaway!

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative

Producing the Reader

Author: Karyn Sproles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429884435

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader is an interdisciplinary exploration into the profound power of narratives to create—and recreate—how we imagine ourselves. It posits that the process of producing a text also produces the reader. Written from the perspective of a psychoanalytic feminist, Sproles considers a wide array of examples from literature, popular culture, and her own experiences to illustrate what she calls "reflective reading"—a metacognitive reading practice that recognizes the workings of the unconscious to push the reader toward a potentially transformational engagement with narrative. This may manifest as epiphany, recovery from loss or resolution of repressed trauma. Each chapter draws on examples of characters and authors who model a reflective reading process from Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf to Johnny Cash and Alison Bechdel. By reclaiming the role of the unconscious, Karyn Sproles reinvigorates the theoretical work begun by reader-response criticism and develops a deep understanding of identification and transference as an integral part of the reading process. For students and researchers of cultural studies, psychoanalysis, gender studies and feminist literature and theory, Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative offers innovative and accessible ideas on the relationship between reader and text.

"You Gotta BE the Book"

Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents, Third Edition

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807757985

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 2717


This award-winning book continues to resonate with teachers and inspire their teaching because it focuses on the joy of reading and how it can engage and even transform readers. In a time of next generation standards that emphasize higher-order strategies, text complexity, and the reading of nonfiction, "You Gotta BE the Book" continues to help teachers meet new challenges including those of increasing cultural diversity. At the core of Wilhelm's foundational text is an in-depth account of what highly motivated adolescent readers actually do when they read, and how to help struggling readers take on those same stances and strategies. His work offers a robust model teachers can use to prepare students for the demands of disciplinary understanding and for literacy in the real world. The Third Edition includes new commentaries and tips for using visual techniques, drama and action strategies, think-aloud protocols, and symbolic story representation/reading manipulatives. Book Features: A data-driven theory of literature and literary reading as engagement. A case for undertaking teacher research with students. An approach for using drama and visual art to support readers' comprehension. Guidance for assisting students in the use of higher-order strategies of reading (and writing) as required by next generation standards like the Common Core. Classroom interventions to help all students, especially reluctant ones, become successful readers.

Family Support as Reflective Practice

Author: John Canavan,John Pinkerton,Pat Dolan

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846424748

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 510


Family support is an increasingly important strategic approach to welfare services for children and families. This invaluable resource for all professionals engaged in the development and delivery of these services is underpinned by reflective practice values and structured around four themes: * conceptual frameworks and vocabulary (defining) * policy and organisational structures and processing (planning) * tools for creative practice (doing) * approaches to evaluation (measuring). Contributors from around the world provide international perspectives on core issues in family support. These include the importance of community, the role of statutory and voluntary agencies, youth advocacy, culturally appropriate family support, child protection, disability services and effective means of evaluation. Providing a combination of clear theoretical frameworks and practical guidance, with clear 'how to' messages and a strong emphasis on evaluation, this book will be of interest to social workers, care staff, teachers, community development and police officers, students, policy-makers, evaluators and all those working in all areas of family support.

Psychology: A Journey

Author: Dennis Coon,John Mitterer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049581170X

Category: Psychology

Page: 720

View: 2741


Learning is an adventure--show your students how it can also be exciting with Dennis Coon’s PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY. In a course where professors are frequently confronted by students who haven’t actually read their textbooks, PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY offers a proven and trusted solution--and one that can be covered in a single term. Dennis Coon’s popular text presents psychology in a way that sparks readers’ curiosity, insights, imagination, and interest--getting students hooked on psychology and eager to read on. The book manages to cover not only essential topics at the core of psychology but many others at the cutting edge of current knowledge. The first author to integrate the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, and Review) active learning system into a psychology textbook, Coon helps readers grasp major concepts, develop a broad understanding of psychology’s diversity, and see for themselves how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Because readers become actively involved with the material, they develop a basic understanding of psychology that they take with them into their future courses and careers. And with a fully integrated technology package that streamlines teaching and motivates learning, PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY offers the most complete teaching and learning solution you will find. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychology: Modules for Active Learning

Author: Dennis Coon,John O. Mitterer,Tanya S. Martini

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130596411X

Category: Psychology

Page: 832

View: 3876


PSYCHOLOGY: MODULES FOR ACTIVE LEARNING is a best-selling text by renowned author and educator Dennis Coon and co-authors John O. Mitterer and Tanya Martini. This fourteenth edition continues to combine the highly effective SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Reflect, Review) active learning system, an engaging style, appealing visuals, and detailed coverage of core topics and cutting-edge research in one remarkable, comprehensive text. Fully updated, the new edition builds on the proven modular format and on the teaching and learning tools integrated throughout the text. While the text provides a broad overview of essential psychology topics ideal for introductory courses, its modular design also readily supports more specialized curricula, allowing instructors to use the self-contained instructional units in any combination and order. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Keep It Simple, Make It Real

Character Development in Grades 6-12

Author: Jan Olsson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 145227309X

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 6380


A realistic approach to assessing student behavior, staff morale, and school climate and creating a proven-to-work character development program that can dramatically turn around student behavior.