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- SAGE Publications
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- SAGE Publications
Streamline formative assessment for readers in just minutes a day
With What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, 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
- Reproducible Clipboard Notes pages for quick assessments
- 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 Nonfiction Text Narrative Nonfiction Persuasive Nonfiction Expository Nonfiction Mash-Ups 5 Ways to Engage Students in Nonfiction 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 Writing About Reading: An Important Tool for Readers and Their Teachers 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: Making Meaning in Texts and Our Lives Teach Students to Have Meaningful Conversations Making Decisions Based on Student Conversations Effective Nonfiction Conversation Characteristics What We Might Let Go of When Asking Students to Talk About Their Reading Self-Reflection Questionnaire: Student Conversations Authentic Conversations: An Action PlanChapter 5: Decisions About Synthesizing Information What Is Synthesis? Why Is Synthesis So Important? What Other Reading Skills Fit With Synthesis? What to Look for When Students Synthesize Information Thin-Slicing Students’ Synthesis Thinking Decide What to Teach Next: Focus on Three Main Choices Synthesis Across Texts Synthesizing Information: An Action PlanChapter 6: Decisions About Understanding Perspectives What Is Perspective? Why Is Understanding Perspectives Important? What Other Reading Skills Fit With Understanding Perspectives? What to Look for When Understanding Perspective Decide What to Teach Next Reflecting With Students: How Understanding Perspectives Helps Us Understanding Perspectives: An Action PlanChapter 7: Becoming Confident and Intentional Decision MakersAppendicesAppendix A. Nonfiction Book Rating SystemAppendix B. Some Favorite Nonfiction TextsAppendix C. Clipboard Notes: Reading Notebook EntriesAppendix D. Clipboard Notes: Student ConversationsAppendix E. Synthesizing Nonfiction TextsAppendix F. Clipboard Notes: Types of Thinking About Synthesizing InformationAppendix G. Understanding Perspectives in NonfictionAppendix H. Clipboard Notes: Types of Thinking About Understanding PerspectivesReferencesIndex