By Jodi Crum Marshall, Janet Allen

Our college has a based fifteen mins consistent with day the place children are meant to learn in several content material parts on a daily basis. each day it is a fight to the purpose that a few lecturers simply forget about the interpreting time. This booklet has first-class principles to make sure the scholars quite learn and discover ways to learn for excitement and data.

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We also had shared reading time together, which was incredibly successful. But my attempts at independent (sustained silent) reading were obviously not as effective. In spite of that, and the fact that I had not yet tried guided reading, I felt we were flourishing in our endeavors to employ “reading to and with” on a weekly basis. Still, overall, things were not fitting together as I thought they should. Janet Allen, in Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4–12, says, “An assessment measure for the effectiveness of read-aloud, shared reading, and guided reading is whether those approaches lead to engaged readers who demand independent reading time in school and choose to read outside school hours” (2000, p.

I was afraid that constantly requiring a lengthy written response might turn them off to reading (and writing), especially since some of them were not yet hooked on reading. Are They Really Reading? Expanding SSR in the Middle Grades by Jodi Crum Marshall. Copyright © 2002. Stenhouse Publishers. All rights reserved. No reproduction without written permission from the publisher. Chapter Two: Using Classroom Conversations to Guide Change More Input Knowing that students can sometimes open up even more if they are not responding in front of a group, I decided to give them a short, easy-to-complete, written survey taken from Janet Allen’s Yellow Brick Roads.

Yet talk, like reading and writing, is a major motor—I could even say the major motor—of intellectual development. Lucy Calkins, The Art of Teaching Reading Are They Really Reading? Expanding SSR in the Middle Grades by Jodi Crum Marshall. Copyright © 2002. Stenhouse Publishers. All rights reserved. No reproduction without written permission from the publisher. 14 Are They Really Reading? Conversations and Concerns ✓ Teaching Tip I decided changes needed to be made, but wanted to be careful and systematic in my approach.

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