Synopses & Reviews
Still authoritative. Still definitive. Now focused on the reading process. The Brief Edition of Constance Weaver's classic Reading Process & Practice begins with the seemingly simple question "What is reading, anyway? What is the essence of the reading process itself?" With so many competing, often antithetical interpretations, teachers need an answer they can trust and put to use. Connie Weaver knows the research and her book is designed to help teachers develop their own research-based definition of reading. Written in clear, concise language, Reading Process, Brief Edition, is still comprehensive. It takes the chapters from the third edition of Reading Process & Practice that explore the reading process, miscue analysis, and supporting struggling readers, combining them with features ideal for preservice, post-graduate, and in-service learning:
To answer "What is reading?" we must examine how readers interact with texts in normal settings. To learn what this research says, we can trust Connie Weaver and Reading Process, Brief Edition. It remains the essential guide for teachers who want an understanding of reading around which they can build effective practices.
- a new introduction that succinctly discusses of the implementation and fallout from Reading First, the National Reading Panel report, and DIBELS
- definitions, concepts, interactive activities, and examples that make the research accessible
- a model of reading that synthesizes reading research from several perspectives while emphasizing insights from sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic research
- a companion website (www.heinemann.com/weaver) with printable forms for miscue analysis and case studies of readers across the grades
- a new, detailed, interactive study guide, perfect for study by individuals, reading groups, and whole classes.
About the Author
For more than three decades, Constance Weaver has been one of the fields' leading voices on literacy topics ranging from the reading process to grammar instruction with writing. Reading Process & Practice first appeared in 1988 and became widely known as the most authoritative, comprehensive, and definitive book of its kind. Now available in a Brief Edition, it continues to help teaches define reading in ways that support high-quality instruction. Connie once again led the way with the 1996 publication of the bestselling Teaching Grammar in Context and its companion Lessons to Share on Teaching Grammar in Context. Since then she has expanded and deepened her insights and specific teaching ideas in The Grammar Plan Book and Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing. In 1996, the Michigan Council of Teachers of English honored Weaver with the Charles C. Fries award for outstanding leadership in the profession. Connie is the Heckert Professor of Reading and Writing at Miami University , Oxford, Ohio, and Professor Emerita of English at Western Michigan University .