- Age Range: 8 - 13 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 8
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Heinemann (January 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0325030731
- ISBN-13: 978-0325030739
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Readers Really Do: Teaching the Process of Meaning Making
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About the Author
Dorothy Barnhouse is the coauthor of the Heinemann title What Readers Really Do. She has built her professional life around her love of reading and writing. A freelance editor and writer for many years, she began teaching through a fellowship at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She is currently a literacy consultant working in elementary, middle, and high schools in New York City and across the country. Dorothy also teaches graduate and undergraduate writing workshops and has received several grants for her writing, including one from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Email email@example.com if you would like to contact Dorothy Barnhouse directly about professional development support. Vicki Vinton is a literacy consultant and writer who has worked in schools and districts across the country and around the world. She is the author of Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading: Shifting to a Problem-Based Approach (2017), and coauthor of What Readers Really Do: Teaching the Process of Meaning Making and The Power of Grammar: Unconventional Approaches to the Conventions of Language. Vicki is also author of the novel The Jungle Law. Additionally, you can find Vicki online, at the popular literacy blog To Make a Prairie (www.tomakeaprairie.com).
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This book, on the other hand, presents a strategy that encourages students to really dig into a text, to struggle with meaning making, and to monitor their comprehension in a way that feels much more authentic and seamless. There are fewer vocabulary words to teach--another thing that can get between the student and the act of meaning making. All you have to remember is "What do I know?" "What do I wonder?" "What patterns am I noticing?"
I used the strategies with my 9th graders this year, and I love the results I have gotten.
Recently I found Vicky Vinton's blog, which has even more great ideas!
I read over 25 professional books a year and this is my favorite book of 2012! I rarely write reviews, but this book has impacted me deeply and I wanted to encourage other teachers to purchase it. I also highly recommend Vicki's blog [...] where she shares her latest thinking around reading.