CRIS TOVANI DO I REALLY HAVE TO TEACH READING PDF

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Cris Tovani’s writing style is pleasant, and I liked some of her strategies a lot. As with all education textbooks that I am forced to read, I didn’t really enjoy reading. Cris Tovani, author of I Read It, but I Don’t Get It, takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. In Do I. Study Guide for Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? Copyright well as those of colleagues in different disciplines, Cris Tovani, author of I. Read It, but I Don’t.

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Content Comprehension, Grades by Cris Tovani. Building on the experiences gained in her own language arts classroom as well as those of colleagues in different disciplines, Cris Tovani, author of I Read It, but I Don’t Get Ittakes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject.

Cris’s humor, honesty, and willingness to share her own struggles as a teacher make this a unique take on content reading instruction that will be valuable to reading teachers as well as content specialists. Paperbackpages.

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To see what your friends thought eeally this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Feb 04, Brittany rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is a great tool to teach literacy in the content areas. While this book is geared towards gradesthe ideas, strategies, and other tools can be adapted and modified for elementary grades as well.

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This book is a great resource for teachers to use to help them teach their students how to examine different types of text. This book helps the teacher to re-evaluate how they have been teaching reading to tto students and to see what changes they need to make. Oct 19, Eco Imp rated it liked it. Just a book for class. Jul 26, Eduardo rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was required reading for a literacy class I took this spring.

I found the book to be full of insights regarding pedagogy as well as practical examples and tools for teaching literacy in the classroom. Jun 19, Rikki rated it it rdading amazing.

Good points in this book that I can use in my classroom. Jun 24, Anita rated it it was amazing Shelves: Good ideas for modeling comprehension strategies.

May 10, Shifting Phases rated it it was amazing Shelves: Exactly what I was looking for: This is reading comprehension instruction for the non-English teacher, geared primarily toward readers who can decode their texts but ro trouble using it for any particular purpose.

Although Tovani is writing for GrI don’t think any of these techniques would be out of place in a first-year college classroom. Tovani identifies these common breakdown points for dependent Exactly what I was looking for: Tovani identifies these common breakdown points for dependent readers p. If you’ve read other books on reading comprehension, they will look familiar: Every page was directly relevant to me, with a strong focus on “So what??

In other words, Tovani shows how to help students make connections that help them understand — not just connections for their own sake. And she walks her talk: Other books on reading comprehension often include long expositions of why I should care about reading yovani I already know that, or I wouldn’t be reading this! Not a word is included in this book that doesn’t make a clear contribution to my purpose: Students vo seeing their writing on the board.

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Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12

Why discuss reading in small groups? Might be more applicable to fiction. Tovani’s philosphy of assessment: Assessing in context, strategy by strategy p. Did I Tovank Anything? None of the content of this course has value or meaning Apr 22, Jimyanni rated it really liked it Shelves: This book addresses the question posed in its title: Not surprisingly, the author’s answer to that question is nave resounding “yes”.

Somewhat surprisingly, she makes a good enough case for that answer that many if not most readers of the book will be persuaded.

Reading a math textbook or other math instructional material or science, or history, or even industrial arts, all requi This book addresses the question posed in its title: Reading a math textbook or other math instructional material or science, or history, or even industrial arts, all require different skills than reading a novel, and for the most part, different from each other. Each content area has its own jargon, its own standard methods of expressing its concepts, and its own priorities in terms of what students need to be looking for when they read.

A student who is a good reader of literature may or may not be able to figure out, on their own, how teacn transfer those skills to the reading of other content areas. Some will manage it, others will need explicit instruction.

It is the job of the teachers of those content areas to make sure that their students are given that explicit instruction. Some strategies and skills will have value for several areas; some may even apply across the board. But it’s important for teachers to help students see how reading in their particular content areas differs from reading elsewhere, and what strategies will NOT apply. It seems obvious to say that looking for plot, characterization, and symbolism, while helpful in the reading of literature, will not be of any use in reading a math or science text, and students probably would not consciously do so.

But if that’s how they’re used to approaching a reading assignment, they may find that they have no fo to replace those with in order to make sense of their assignment; they may not be aware that that lack is what is making the reading difficult. That’s where explicit instruction comes in: This is the gist of this book, and it’s a very good point that needs to be made. What’s more, the book is written in a very accessible, conversational style, with a minimum of ed-psych jargon. It contains many helpful suggestions of ways to help tach readers, both in general and in regard to specific content areas.

Dec 06, Mr. O’Connell rated it it was amazing. My biggest take-aways from Tovani are the various comprehension strategies she covered throughout the book. While I did not find tkvani as helpful for my own reading log assignments, I came to understand the importance and applications of most of the strategies for other learners such as the text sets and the fix up strategies. A lot of the philosophical teaching concepts she presented I already agreed with or have learned about in my other classes, but were good reminders.

One in particular that My biggest take-aways from Tovani are the various comprehension strategies she covered throughout the book. One in particular that I really agree with is showing students that you also struggle with texts sometimes and modeling to them how you overcome the struggle.

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This creates a sense of solidarity between the students and the teacher, while at the same time serves to model possible reading comprehension strategies. Tovani also has a great chapter on assessment where she highlights the importance of utilizing multiple ways for students to demonstrate understanding. Teachers must also take care that there are formative, as well as summative, assessments that check for student knowledge throughout otvani and lessons.

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Another aspect of the book I enjoyed were reading about her individual class experiences, there were some great havr that I think will stick with me. For example, her description of how she motivated a class to read Frankenstein was really helpful in conceptualizing how I would teach a text that students found difficult teacj boring. From personal experience, I always had a hard time reading a text if it did not catch my interest and, given that I actually enjoy reading, I can only imagine how students who do not like reading, or struggle with reading, feel unmotivated to even try.

Apr 03, Jordan rated it liked it. Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readersin which she offers techniques for developing reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in adolescents, Cris Tovani now lays out od for teachers to engage students in content-area reading. How do you help students to understand a science text, or a math text, or any kind of text? How do you read differently in each subject?

Why should you care? Tovani answers all of these questions, as always, through anecdotes and stories, and provides a wealth of appendices with Comprehension Constructors, Double-Entry Diaries, and other graphic organizers to ground her stories in practice. My big point of contention with this book is Tovani’s reliance on short-term objectives when working with students. When her classes ask her why reading matters, what’s the point, why suffer through a science textbook, blah blah blah Tovani points out that they are “reading for the test,” “reading for the essay,” or otherwise reading for clear, tangible goals that have no broad applications to their lives.

It felt very pro-NCLB, with none of the inherent values of reading surfacing beyond their practical, testable applications. How do we turn students into lifelong readers? How do we help students to see reading and learning as an ongoing process, which will fulfill them in more ways than a multiple-choice test can ever capture? Tovani doesn’t answer these questions, but she still gives great advice.

Buy this title from Powell’s Books. Aug 12, Cristina rated it it was amazing. For such a short volume it is bursting with intelligent insights, lessons and practical ways to scaffold and build upon reading comprehension skills that are necessary for student’s success. Since it was only comprised of a mere pages I breezed through it but simultaneously didn’t feel that it should have been longer or that chapters lacked proper Although I gained so much from reading this as an English teacher, I believe this is an absolute MUST for teachers in subjects outside of English.

Since it was only comprised of a mere pages I breezed through it but simultaneously didn’t feel that it should have been longer or that chapters lacked proper development or explanation. What this book has that many other excellent professional books lack is outstanding refinement and editing. There are no long digressions, anecdotes or extensive emotional appeals that I find muddle many other books about teaching.

Tovani is succinct, to the point and shows you how to adapt her strategies for any classroom subject and grade level. It is organized brilliantly so you can retrieve quickly the information and suggestions you need to reference.