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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 20, 2012
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Our building has embraced the Reading Apprenticeship model as outlined in Reading For Understanding. Having had two days of training this fall, I was eager to read for myself what pieces were missing in the training so that I could more fully embrace the framework and strategies in my classroom. While my district did eventually purchase a hard copy of the book for me, I found it much more convenient and engaging to read a kindle version.

The book has many examples of how to adopt routines to assist students in your classroom, and it has included a wide variety of levels to consider. So often when I read books about teaching reading it applies to only one subset. . .but this allows true differentiation within a classroom and applies to all learners. Examples are given across curricular areas too. What might initially be thought of as just an "English" problem, is addressed in science, social studies and math classrooms helping teachers see how content area literacy varies and needs to be taught and explored with students. Students in my resource room English class are having deeper levels of discussion, and they are more willing to cite examples from our common texts than ever before. I truly believe this is due to the new classroom routines and attitudes I've adopted since reading this book and attending training.

As a building, having so many teachers trained and working together to change how we support our students has been the best professional development I've experienced in my nearly twenty years in public education.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2012
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I have read this book and used it in training with middle and high school teachers. After using the 1st edition -- which was excellent -- for the last decade, I have to say that this new edition is exemplary! It is built around very solid research and grounded in the work of classroom teachers, whose voices speak from nearly every page. I know first-hand that these voices are valid, as I worked with a number of them and saw the progress of their students for myself. You WON'T be disappointed if you are looking for a text to help you transform your classroom to a place where students' and teachers' inquiry into how they think and read builds academic identity, risk-taking, collaboration, strategic literacy, and disciplinary learning -- regardless of the discipline.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2012
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I have read, enjoyed, and used ideas from the first edition of this book. The second edition is even better! So many books about reading are filled with theory and jargon. What I love about this book is that it is jam packed with immediately usable ideas connected to each of the concepts. For those new to Reading Apprenticeship or those who have been doing it for years, this book is a valuable tool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I have done Kay Arthur's inductive bible study method for years, but never thought to apply those concepts in this type of setting. Schoenbach's methods of talking to the text, metacognitive modeling, and group interactions around it are genius. I hope many teachers become schooled in this method to encourage deeper understanding.
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on August 10, 2013
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This book is refreshingly different from most secondary/post-secondary reading approaches. It focuses on aspects of reading that students already find interesting, rather than plodding through the same dozen discrete skills that students may have failed to master after years of instruction. There are many excellent, well-described strategies, examples, and lesson ideas that get students communicating and clarifying their understanding. The vocabulary section offers some very engaging ideas.
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on June 4, 2014
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This is a good guide for practitioners. It's not a pleasure read, but is valuable to people who are teaching or are getting ready to teach using Reading Apprenticeship strategies.
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I love using this approach. I can't wait to check out the STEM work too. Teachers have more to offer than they know, for example how they understand what they are reading. Let's share this with our students, rather than keeping it to ourselves...
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on April 22, 2014
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This book focuses on the reading apprenticeship and the different dimensions of it. Valuable resource for any new teacher. Highly recommend!
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on February 6, 2015
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Wonderful book. For reading and literacy teachers, it's a must-read. I wish I had read it years ago!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2014
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Was not applicable for addressing student's needs which are critical thinking, how to assess and re phrase paragraphs and find patterns of repeating words. What skills and practice assignments can encourage improvements.
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