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With What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, discover how to move your readers forward with in-class, actionable formative assessment. The authors provide a proven, 4-step process—lean in, listen to what readers say, look at what they write, and assess where they need to go next.
Next-step resources for whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction, include
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- More than 30 lessons to get you started
- Reading notebook entries and sample classroom conversations
- Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and debriefing
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About the Author
Gravity Goldberg is an international educational consultant and author of five other books on teaching. Mindsets & Moves (Corwin Literacy, 2015) put her on the world stage with its practical ways to cultivate student agency, leading to speaking engagements and foreign translations of her work. She has almost 20 years of teaching experience, including positions as a science teacher, reading specialist, third grade teacher, special educator, literacy coach, staff developer, assistant professor, educational consultant, and yoga teacher. Gravity holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from Boston College and a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently serves as a coach for Seth Godin's alt MBA and is the founding director of Gravity Goldberg, LLC, a team that provides side-by-side coaching for teachers.
RENEE HOUSER is co-founder of Growing Educators, which provides customized professional development to schools in the Los Angeles, California, area. She holds a Masters in Education from Old Dominion University and a Masters in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University. A former staff developer at Teachers College Reading & Writing Project, Columbia, University, Renee says it was her years teaching at PS 126 in New York City that most shaped her vision of student-centered teaching and collaborative professional learning.
Table of Contents
ForewordAcknowledgmentsA Quick-Start Guide for Easy AccessChapter 1: Each Classroom Moment Is an Instructional Decision Acting Without a Script: Embracing Our Role as Improvisers Answering the “What Next?” Question Intentional Teaching: Decision Making With Students at the Center Self-Reflection Questionnaire: What Type of Decision Maker Are You? Decision-Making Styles Three Common Teaching Habits Let Students Be Your Guide Getting Started: An Action PlanChapter 2: Decisions About Book Selection Making a Choice to Read Aloud a Fiction Text Thin-Slicing Fiction Texts Picture Books and Wordless Books Short Story Collections Novels Graphic Novels Ways to Engage Students in Fiction Read AloudsChapter 3: Decisions About Reading Notebooks Why We Really Use Writing as a Tool for Understanding Current Reality: Why Students Write About Reading in School Lessons That Wake Up Writing About Reading How to Collect Thinking in Notebook Entries Self-Reflection Questionnaire: Reading Notebooks What We Might Let Go of When Asking Students to Write About Reading Reading Notebooks: An Action PlanChapter 4: Decisions About Discussion The Benefits: Finding What’s True for Us in Texts and Life Teach Students to Have Meaningful Conversations Making Decisions Based on Student Conversations Effective Fiction Conversation Characteristics Moves for Analyzing Text in Diverse Ways Self-Reflection Questionnaire: Student Conversations What We Might Let Go of When Asking Students to Talk About Their Reading Authentic Fiction Discussions: An Action PlanChapter 5: Decisions About Understanding Characters Why Understanding Characters Is So Important What Other Reading Skills Fit With Understanding Characters? What to Look for When Students Study Characters Thin-Slicing Students’ Thinking About Characters Decide What to Teach Next Studying More Than One Character Harnessing the Power of Partnerships and Book Clubs Understanding Characters: An Action PlanChapter 6: Decisions About Interpreting Themes Why Interpreting Themes Is Important What Other Reading Skills Fit With Interpreting Themes? What to Look for When Students Interpret Themes Decide What to Teach Next Interpreting Themes in Multiple Texts Interpreting Themes: An Action PlanChapter 7: Becoming Confident and Intentional Decision MakersAppendicesAppendix A. Fiction Book Rating SystemAppendix B. Some Favorite Fiction TextsAppendix C. Clipboard Notes: Reading Notebook EntriesAppendix D. Clipboard Notes: Student ConversationsAppendix E. Understanding CharactersAppendix F. Clipboard Notes: Types of Thinking About Understanding CharactersAppendix G. Interpreting ThemesAppendix H. Clipboard Notes: Types of Thinking About Interpreting ThemesReferencesIndex