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Book News Annotation:

For educators, Duffy (literacy and reading, U. of North Carolina at Greensboro) outlines 23 ways to explain reading skills and strategies to K-8 students to help them learn to read more effectively. Skills and strategies are related to vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. In this edition, he incorporates new research on vocabulary and comprehension, puts stronger emphasis on embedding instruction within real contexts, and includes revised teaching examples and a chapter on teaching big-picture ideas about the importance of reading. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This bestselling teacher resource and widely adopted text demonstrates the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of explicit reading instruction for struggling K-8 learners. The book describes 23 skills and strategies associated with vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Ways to explain each skill or strategy are illustrated in real-world examples that teachers can use as starting points for their own lessons. Retaining the straight-talking style that made the prior edition so popular, the second edition has been revised and updated to reflect reader feedback and the latest research.

Synopsis:

This trusted teacher resource and widely adopted text presents effective ways to demystify essential reading skills and strategies for K-8 students who are struggling. It has been fully revised to focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts. Following a concise introduction to the CCSS and explicit teaching, 30 engaging examples show how to be explicit when teaching each Literature, Informational Text, and Foundational Skills standard. Grounded in authentic reading tasks that teachers can adapt for their classrooms, the examples guide teachers to differentiate instruction, model and scaffold learning, assess student skills, and align reading instruction with Common Core writing standards.

 

New to This Edition

*Significantly revised and restructured with a CCSS focus.

*The teaching examples are all new or revised.

*Provides practical ways to develop "close reading" of text.

*Incorporates recent research on authentic tasks and adaptive teaching.

About the Author

Gerald G. Duffy, EdD, is the former William Moran Distinguished Professor of Literacy and Reading at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University. Now retired and living in Deer Park, Washington, he was an elementary and middle school teacher, researcher, and teacher educator for over 50 years. His teaching and research focused on the explicit teaching of reading, on comprehension, and on the development of adaptive teachers. A past president of the National Reading Conference (now the Literacy Research Association) and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, Dr. Duffy has worked with teachers and children across the United States and overseas. He has written and edited several books on reading instruction and has published over 150 articles and research studies.

Table of Contents

I. Background to Explaining

1. The Foundation: Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

2. Skills and Strategies to Be Learned

3. Explaining the Forest as Well as the Trees

4. How to Use Part II of This Book

5. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

II. Examples of How to Explain

Examples for Explaining Vocabulary

 Example 1. Teaching Word Meanings Directly

 Example 2. Using Semantic Maps to Develop Word Meaning

 Example 3. Using Context to Figure Out Word Meanings

 Example 4. Structural Analysis

Examples for Explaining Comprehension Strategies

 Example 5. Predicting

 Example 6. Monitoring, Questioning, and Repredicting

 Example 7. Imaging

 Example 8. Inferring

 Example 9. Look-Backs as Fix-It Strategies

 Example 10. Main Ideas

 Example 11. Theme

 Example 12. Summarizing

 Example 13. Drawing Conclusions

 Example 14. Evaluating

 Example 15. Synthesizing

Examples for Explaining Word Recognition

 Example 16. Attending to Print Detail

 Example 17. Recognizing Words at Sight

 Example 18. Phonemic Awareness

 Example 19. Letter–Sound Association

 Example 20. Decoding by Analogy

 Example 21. Context and Phonics in Combination

Examples for Explaining Fluency

 Example 22. Quick Recognition of Look-Alike Words

 Example 23. Intonation and Phrasing

Appendix: Additional Practical Teaching Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606230756
Subtitle:
A Resource for Explicit Teaching of the Common Core Standards
Author:
Duffy, Gerald G.
Author:
Duffy, Gerald. G.
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Subject:
Reading Skills
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy
Publication Date:
20140514
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from K up to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
05-13

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This bestselling teacher resource and widely adopted text demonstrates the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of explicit reading instruction for struggling K-8 learners. The book describes 23 skills and strategies associated with vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Ways to explain each skill or strategy are illustrated in real-world examples that teachers can use as starting points for their own lessons. Retaining the straight-talking style that made the prior edition so popular, the second edition has been revised and updated to reflect reader feedback and the latest research.

"Synopsis" by ,
This trusted teacher resource and widely adopted text presents effective ways to demystify essential reading skills and strategies for K-8 students who are struggling. It has been fully revised to focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts. Following a concise introduction to the CCSS and explicit teaching, 30 engaging examples show how to be explicit when teaching each Literature, Informational Text, and Foundational Skills standard. Grounded in authentic reading tasks that teachers can adapt for their classrooms, the examples guide teachers to differentiate instruction, model and scaffold learning, assess student skills, and align reading instruction with Common Core writing standards.

 

New to This Edition

*Significantly revised and restructured with a CCSS focus.

*The teaching examples are all new or revised.

*Provides practical ways to develop "close reading" of text.

*Incorporates recent research on authentic tasks and adaptive teaching.

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