Thinking Reading: What every secondary teacher needs to know about reading

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ISBN-13: 978-1911382683
ISBN-10: 1911382683
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Editorial Reviews


'There is a powerful moral mission at the core of 'Thinking Reading': to ensure that no child leaves school unable to read. From the start of this important book, readers know they are in the hands of experts who can bridge the gap between extensive research and what we can do as teachers and leaders in our school contexts. We are left both informed and inspired to move beyond superficial quick fixes to reading. Essential reading for anyone involved in education' --Jamie Thom, English teacher, author 'Slow Teaching'

This book combines passion and pragmatism - it makes a compelling case that with the right approach all pupils can be successful in reading and then lays out practical steps that can help ensure teachers achieve that end. It will be a useful and motivating guide for all teachers. --Doug Lemov, author (Teach Like a Champion, Reading Reconsidered, Practice Perfect), MD at Uncommon Schools.

I love this book! It is a call to arms to any secondary teacher who wishes to empower their students through effective reading instruction. The authors have combined a vast catalogue of research with clear, practical classroom application, employing empirically supported strategies to offer teachers a 'best bet' in helping students learn to read with proficiency and pleasure. --Claire Hill, head of English

James and Dianne Murphy bring together research and teaching experience to address reading difficulties in secondary school. Secondary reading is a much neglected topic and there is rising awareness that appropriate strategies and resources are sorely needed. The book fills this gap and is essential reading for any secondary teacher who is concerned about their pupils’ reading abilities but does not feel equipped to support them.’ Dr Jessie Ricketts, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London

About the Author

Dianne Murphy is a secondary school reading specialist and designer of the research-evidenced intervention Thinking Reading. She spent nine years setting up and running Literacy Centres in NZ and UK secondary schools, for students reading significantly behind. For the last three years she has been training staff to implement Thinking Reading in their schools. She is an experienced teacher with a degree in education and linguistics, and post-graduate diplomas in Special Education. Professional interests: reading instruction, instructional design, applied linguistics.

James was formerly DP, AP and HOD English, and Learning Support Co-ordinator in New Zealand and the UK. He has a research-oriented MEd and a post-graduate SEN Diploma. He is currently School Partnerships Director, Thinking Reading. Interests: instructional design, research evaluation, teacher development. He is also a writer and blogs at:

Product details

  • Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 150 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1911382683
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1911382683
  • Publisher : John Catt Educational (September 3, 2019)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.83 x 0.3 x 8.27 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 20 ratings