Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters

Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters Author Kylene Beers
ISBN-10 1338132903
ISBN-13 9781338132908
Year 2017-04-01
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching
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In their hit books Notice and Note and Reading Nonfiction Kylene Beers and Bob Probst showed teachers how to help students become close readers Now in Disrupting Thinking they take teachers a step further and discuss an on going problem lack of engagement with reading They explain that all too often no matter the strategy shared with students too many students remain disengaged and reluctant readers The problem they suggest is that we have misrepresented to students why we read and how we ought to approach any text fiction or nonfiction With their hallmark humor and their appreciated practicality Beers and Probst present a vision of what reading and what education across all the grades could be Hands on strategies make it applicable right away for the classroom teacher and turn and talk discussion points make it a guidebook for school wide conversations In particular they share new strategies and ideas for helping classroom teachers Create engagement and relevance Encourage responsive and responsible reading Deepen comprehension Develop lifelong reading habits We think its time we finally do become a nation of readers and we know its time students learn to tell fake news from real news Its time we help students understand why how they read is so important explain Beers and Probst Disrupting Thinking is at its heart an exploration of how we help students become the reader who does so much more than decode recall or choose the correct answer from a multiple choice list This book shows us how to help students become the critical thinkers our nation needs them to be

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