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  • Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It

    This book Download ePub PDF Online - Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It - i Read i cide i b i n The systematic killing of the love of reading often exacerbated by the inane mind numbing practices found in schools i . Reading is dying ...

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  • Write Like This

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  • Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12

    This book Download ePub PDF Online - Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 - Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts Do they think one reading of a work is more than enough Do they primarily comp...

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  • Teaching Adolescent Writers

    This book Download ePub PDF Online - Teaching Adolescent Writers - In an increasingly demanding world of literacy it has become critical that students know how to write effectively From the requirements of standardized tests to...

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  • Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School

    This book Download ePub PDF Online - Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School - Why should I read Can your students answer that question Do they have trouble seeing the importance that reading may have in their lives Are they lacking motiva...

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  • In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom

    This book Download ePub PDF Online - In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom - What is in the best interest of our students Is it teaching to the newest standards movement like the Common Core Teaching that prepares students to take a test...

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  • Article of the Week

    This book Download ePub PDF Online - Article of the Week - When Kelly Gallagher learned that his ninth grade students could not name the vice president of the United States and when two seniors asked him in all seriousn...

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  • Improving Adolescent Writers

    This book Download ePub PDF Online - Improving Adolescent Writers - How can we teach today s students to write with clarity passion and purpose How can we move all students even those who struggle or are reluctant forward in the...

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  • Building Adolescent Readers (DVD)

    This book Download ePub PDF Online - Building Adolescent Readers (DVD) - In Kelly Gallagher s high school classroom in Anaheim California students are not only learning to comprehend difficult novels and texts they are developing the...

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Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12, Building Adolescent Readers (DVD), In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom, Article of the Week, Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School, Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It, Teaching Adolescent Writers, readicide, Improving Adolescent Writers, Write Like This
Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts Do they think one reading of a work is more than enough Do they primarily comprehend at a surface level and are they frequently unwilling or unable to discover the deeper meaning found in multi layered works Do you feel that you are doing more work teaching the novel than they are reading it br br Building on twenty years of teaching language arts Kelly Gallagher author of em Reading Reasons em shows how students can be taught to successfully read a broad range of challenging and difficult texts with deeper levels of comprehension In em Deeper Reading em Kelly shares effective classroom tested strategies that enable your students to accept the challenge of reading difficult books move beyond a first draft understanding of the text into deeper levels of reading consciously monitor their comprehension as they read employ effective fix it strategies when their comprehension begins to falter use meaningful collaboration to achieve deeper understanding of texts think metaphorically to deepen their reading comprehension reach deeper levels of reflection by understanding the relevance the book holds for themselves and their peers use critical thinking skills to analyze real world issues br br Kelly also provides guidance on effective lesson planning that incorporates strategies for deeper reading br br Funny poignant and packed with practical ideas that work in real classrooms em Deeper Reading em is a valuable resource for any teacher whose students need new tools to uncover the riches found in complex texts, When Kelly Gallagher learned that his ninth grade students could not name the vice president of the United States and when two seniors asked him in all seriousness Who is this guy Al Qaeda Kelly was shocked into realizing he needed to do something outside the standard curriculum to build his students background knowledge In response he developed the Article of the Week activity to address the serious gaps in his students education br br Each week students read a short article that informs them about the world Students highlight passages and words they don t understand consider the author s purpose and intended audience and work through any confusion The class then discusses how the structure and craft of the article informs reader comprehension and how they can implement these elements into their own writing br br In minutes Kelly shows teachers how to integrate the Article of the Week into their own classrooms in a manner that provides the background knowledge that is the foundation for critical reading, What is in the best interest of our students Is it teaching to the newest standards movement like the Common Core Teaching that prepares students to take a test Or is it something more meaningful and authentic br In his new book i In the Best Interest of Students i Kelly Gallagher notes that there are real strengths in the Common Core standards and there are significant weaknesses as well He takes the long view reminding us that standards come and go but what remains constant is the need to stay true to what we know works in the teaching of reading writing speaking and listening Instead of blindly adhering to the latest standards movement Kelly advocates br br Dialing up the amount of reading and writing students are doing br Balancing rigorous high quality literature and non fiction with high interest student selected titles br Giving students much more choice when it comes to reading and writing activities br Encouraging readers to deepen their comprehension by moving beyond the four corners of the text br Using modeling to enrich students writing skills in the prewriting drafting and revision stages br Helping young writers to achieve more authenticity through the blending of genres br Resisting the de emphasis of narrative and imaginative reading and writing br Providing students with more opportunities to sharpen their listening and speaking skills br Planning lessons that move beyond Common Core expectations br br In this provocative and insightful new book Kelly surveys the teaching landscape since the publication of his highly regarded book i Readicide i and finds that although some progress has been made more needs to be done Amid the frenzy of trying to teach to a new set of standards Kelly Gallagher is a strong voice of reason reminding us that instruction should be anchored around one guiding question What is in the best interest of our students, div p If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball you begin by carefully observing someone who knows how to shoot a basketball If you want to be a writer you begin by carefully observing the work of accomplished writers Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers and how doing so elevates his students writing abilities i Write Like This i is built around a central premise if students are to grow as writers they need to read good writing they need to study good writing and most important they need to emulate good writers p p In i Write Like This i Kelly emphasizes real world writing purposes the kind of writing he wants his students to be doing twenty years from now Each chapter focuses on a specific discourse express and reflect inform and explain evaluate and judge inquire and explore analyze and interpret and take a stand propose a solution In teaching these lessons Kelly provides mentor texts professional samples as well as models he has written in front of his students student writing samples and numerous assignments and strategies proven to elevate student writing p p By helping teachers bring effective modeling practices into their classrooms i Write Like This i enables students to become better adolescent writers More important the practices found in this book will help our students develop the writing skills they will need to become adult writers in the real world p div