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High Attention Reading: Preparing Students for Independent Reading of Informational Text (Hardback)

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High Attention Reading offers a new way to get students of all reading levels to independently read informational texts with more effort, attention, and stamina. Hale argues that increasing the number of informational texts children read is important but not enough to achieve this goal. In order to prepare students for the reading demands of high school, it is essential that we provide strategic scaffolding for the habits of mind required to read this genre at a high level and the motivation to do so. The author introduces elementary and middle school teachers to a format called HART (High Attention Reading through Talking) that uses purposeful, intermittent student talk to heighten engagement and accountability during independent reading. The book includes easy-to-implement lessons to get started with HART, as well as discussions about the relationships among motivation, engagement, and content area reading. Chapters describe how HART scaffolds and supports student ownership of background knowledge, content vocabulary, and critical thinking about texts. Teachers will learn how to create conditions that foster motivation and engagement with informational text, while also creating authentic accountability to help students read to their potential. Book Features:

An approach to independent reading that can be incorporated into any reading curriculum, from reading workshop to more structured comprehensive programs.

Practical information for how to impact a difficult to reach aspect of reading--the internal effort students make while reading complex text independently.

Strategies for building students' critical thinking through discussion and writing.

Guidance for how to increase student ownership of attending to background knowledge and content vocabulary.

A framework that can be used by reading and content (science and social studies) teachers in both elementary and middle school.

Dedicated discussions on how to differentiate HART for English Learners.

Lessons that include descriptive transcripts, reproducible supportive materials, and access to downloadable PowerPoints.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyLiteracy strategiesLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectReading skillsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsLiteracy Publisher: Teachers' College Press Publication Date: 28/10/2022 ISBN-13: 9780807767290  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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