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21st Century Reading: Books and Beyond

Posted by admin on May 19, 2020 3:47:44 PM

Access plus choice plus time equals volume._

In order for students to fall in love with reading they need a lot of books from which to choose and a lot of time to read and write about them. But finding the right books can be difficult for the students and the teachers.

Throughout their best-selling professional learning book, Strategies That Work: Third Edition, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis emphasize the need for free voluntary reading across the day and across the year to grow their literate lives. Below you will find Chapter 4 from Strategies That Work in its entirety, which will help you think about the need for using a variety of short text forms for literacy learning and you'll learn how to choose the best possible texts for instruction--including a very timely section about harnessing technology to enhance comprehension instruction. Take a look!



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"Choice makes a difference for teachers and kids," (Harvey and Goudvis 2017). When students read texts that are at their level and are of interest to them they will further their understanding and have a great read. 

 

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