This critical volume, provides an in-depth analysis of second language reading's multiple dimensions. The paperback edition describes the complexity of reading and explains how reading differs in a first and second language. The book is broad in scope, covering all major aspects of the reading process and synthesizing all current reading research. The author provides a cross-linguistic orientation, explaining how first and second languages can mutually facilitate one another. This important volume offers strategies for enhancing literary acquisition, second-language learning and bilingual processing, and will serve as a valuable guide for graduate students, professors, researchers and foreign language teachers.
Weaving together the latest knowledge and best practices for teaching children to read, this indispensable text and professional resource provides a complete guide to differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Uniquely integrative, the book places the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities front and center instead of treating them as special topics. Accessible chapters on each of the core components of literacy clearly demonstrate how to link formal and informal assessment to evidence-based instruction. Special features include Research Briefs, Tech Tips, Internet Resources, Reflection and Action Questions, and dozens of reproducible student activities and assessment tools.
Gives you a thorough overview of theory and research relating to second-language reading. Includes practical suggestions for teaching reading in different contexts. Presents a variety of strategies for reading and teaching reading and discusses how to use them in appropriate contexts. Sets the skill of reading in a wider psychological and social context Can be used as a textbook or self-study text for trainee teachers or as a reference guide for practising teachers.
In the second edition of "Reading with Meaning", Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, and planning for student engagement and independence. It has been ten years since the first edition, in which Debbie chronicled a year in her own classroom. "Reading with Meaning", Second Edition supports that work and expands her vision of strategy instruction and intentional teaching and learning. Debbie believes that every child deserves at least a full year of growth during each classroom year and offers planning documents with matching assessments to ensure that no child falls through the cracks. The second edition also provides new book recommendations that will engage and delight students, and current picture books for reading aloud and strategy instruction. This new edition reflects Debbie's professional experiences and judgement, her work in classrooms and collaboration with colleagues, and the current research in the field, showcasing her newest, best thinking.
This book presents a research-supported framework for early literacy instruction that aligns with multi-tiered response-to-intervention (RTI) models. The book focuses on giving teachers a better understanding of literacy development and how to effectively support children as they begin to read and write. The authors' interactive strategies approach is designed around essential instructional goals related both to learning to identify words and to comprehending text. Detailed guidance is provided on ways to target these goals with Kľ2 students at risk for reading difficulties. Assessment and instructional strategies for whole-class, small-group, and one-to-one settings are discussed in depth. Numerous reproducible forms for documenting student learning are included.
Reading in the native and consequently in a foreign language is related not only to how well we know the language but also to a whole gamut such factors as language aptitude, reading motivation, reading strategies, learning styles, personality, reading anxiety, gender, attitude to reading, dyslexia, socio-economic status of the family or home environment. Fluent reading in a foreign language is connected with fluent native language reading and both depend on proficiency in a given language, but also on language talent, parent’s education and employment and – very important – access to the classic writings of Polish literature and the use of the Internet in order to get knowledge. Foreign text readers rely not only on the knowledge of the language but also on their general knowledge, experience and reading practices that are shaped by the world in which they live.
Problems with decoding, dyslexia, and language disorders have attracted more interest from researchers than have specific comprehension problems and have occupied more room in specialized journals. Normal reading comprehension has also been a favorite with researchers. However, scarce interest has been paid to subjects who have comprehension difficulties. This book is an attempt to remedy this situation.
With "Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading", Harvey 'Smokey' Daniels and Nancy Steineke support content-area and language-arts teachers alike by pairing more than 75 short, kid-tested reproducible nonfiction texts with 33 simple, ready-to-go lessons that deepen comprehension and support effective collaboration. And we all know that comprehension and collaboration are just what the new Common Core State Standards call for (CCSS, 2010). In the same teacher-friendly, classroom-wise voices that made Subjects Matter and Content-Area Writing bestsellers, Daniels and Steineke prove that with the right materials and the right lessons, you can turn your kids into much better readers in your subject field by showing: how proficient readers think; how skillful collaborators act; how to use quick and engaging activities that add to, not steal from subject-matter learning. Each real-world text was chosen for its subject-area relevance, its interest to teens, and for its ôwow factorö-the texts most likely to engage kids in discussion and debate. Step-by-step lessons accompany each text, including: 23 Strategy Lessons that focus closely on at least one key comprehension strategy or collaboration skill that proficient learners use, and address the Common Core Standards for ELA ; 10 Text Set Lessons that directly align to commonly taught curricular topics and offer a deeper, longer engagement in the subjects and strategies at hand.
Assessing Reading gives the classroom teacher all they need to construct reading tests. First of all, it covers the question--what is reading. You might be surprised to learn that we don't really know what reading is. Next, the author introduces several theories on how to assess reading skills. The meat of the book, however, is the detailed examination of several testing methods. Using theories of reading, you will be able to more accurately assess the reading skills of your students. I recommend this for teachers who are teaching reading. This book will help you to understand some of the processes behind what your students are doing while reading.
This lively collection of more than 100 classroom activities provides teachers with engaging ways to incorporate extensive reading into their classrooms. The creative and fun speaking, listening, role-play, reading, writing, and vocabulary activities, all linking reading to the rest of the curriculum, are suitable for students of all ages and levels. Teachers will find this handbook a valuable resource not just for reading courses, but for all types of language courses.
This original and engaging book makes the case that extensive reading provides essential practice in learning to read. This original and engaging book makes the case that extensive reading provides essential practice in learning to read. Extensive reading also develops a positive attitude toward reading so often missed in second language reading classrooms. The authors examine the cognitive and affective nature of reading. They also offer a wealth of practical suggestions for implementing extensive reading, including integrating it into the curriculum, establishing a library, selecting reading material, and record-keeping evaluation. It contains a wide variety of classroom activities to supplement individualized silent reading, and a valuable bibliography of the best books written for English language learners.
This book presents a linguistic approach to teaching reading in different subjects; an approach that focuses on language itself. Central to this approach is a view that knowledge is constructed in and through language and that language changes with changes in knowledge. As students move from elementary to secondary schools, they encounter specialized knowledge and engage in new contexts of learning in all subjects. This means that the language of secondary school learning is quite different from the language of the elementary years. Students need to develop specialized literacies (literacy relevant to each content area) as well as a critical literacy they can use across subject areas to engage with, reflect on, and assess specialized and advanced knowledge. This functional language analysis approach is shown using actual secondary social studies, science, and math textbooks and using a literary text.
Teaching and Researching: Reading is designed to help language professionals understand the complex nature of reading. This volume builds connections from research on reading, to sound instructional practices and action research possibilities. Offering an overview of reading theory, it summarises the main ideas and issues in first and second language contexts and covers key research studies. Grabe and Stoller then explicitly link this research to teaching practice. In addition to providing erudite research analysis, this is a practical volume and the authors offer advice for practitioners and researchers including a 12-step procedure for conducting meaningful action research projects on reading-related topics, with 27 outlined models for teacher adaptation and use, and numerous figures which can used for both action research and classroom instruction. Learning aids are also featured in the text, including: - key concept boxes and glossary of key terms - quote boxes highlighting critical issues in the field - index of studies summarised by theme - index of model action research projects organised by theme - resource list of relevant journals, books and websites. Written in an accessible style, Teaching and Researching: Reading is a valuable resource for teacher trainers, practicing teachers, materials writers and researchers. William Grabe is Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Northern Arizona University. He is currently President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics. Fredricka L. Stoller is Associate Professor of English at Northern Arizona University. She has coauthored two reading textbooks, developed reading curricula, and written teacher-training articles on reading instruction.
This is a handbook for language teachers who would like to develop their own reading materials or who wish to enrich a reading course. It offers a classification and description of exercises aimed at developing different reading skills. While the book is designed primarily for teachers of English as a second language, the exercises are equally appropriate for the teaching of other foreign languages and much of the book is relevant to the teaching of first-language reading skills. The question-types range from the familiar (for example, multiple-choice and open questions) to highly original exercises which require the integration of different skills and an active, creative response from the student. It encourages teachers to introduce variety into the teaching of reading and offers them a great deal of resource material to draw on.
Are you about to start a new story with your junior class? Or are you planning to read newspaper articles with your adult students, or maybe a play or a poem? Whatever the text, "Headstarts" provides an original lead-in. The author draws on her teaching experience to show how an interesting lead-in to a text-based lesson can unlock a treasury of linguistic usage and stimulate students' curiosity and motivation to learn. The one hundred original pre-text activities are designed to improve students' learning abilities and strengthen their linguistic confidence. They should also help improve students' motivation and confidence by bringing the text to life. The book features activities for use with almost any text, from short articles and poems to full-length novels and plays and is suitable for all levels and abilities. Many activities include little or no preparation and use a "recipe" format.
Prepares pupils to affectively use English language to complete tasks. Part of the Improve your Skills series which aims to develop the skills, language and test techniques required to achieve success, this book comes 'With key'.