Teaching Reading in High School English Classes

Teaching Reading in High School English Classes

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This collection of essays aims to encourage high school students to improve their reading skills. The essays offer numerous practical teaching ideas for helping students increase their vocabulary and comprehension as well as learn to love the medium of books. Useful ideas revolve around issues such as: guided reading; independent reading; making authentic reading-writing connections; literature circles; reading intervention; reading aloud; vocabulary exploration; mentoring; and picture books in high school. Following a foreword, qWelcome to the Planet of the Readersq (John S. Mayher), essays in the collection are: (1) qReading in High School English Classes: An Overviewq (Bonnie O. Ericson); (2) qWord Matters: Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Meaningful Waysq (Janet S. Allen); (3) qA Literary Transfusion: Authentic Reading-Writing Connectionsq (John Gaughan); (4) qAn After-School Reading Intervention Program for Struggling Readersq (Linda L. Flammer); (5) qA Twelfth-Grade Reading Class for Struggling Readersq (Susan Schauwecker); (6) qIf You Build It, They Will Come: A Book Flood Program for Struggling Readers in an Urban High Schoolq (Jeff McQuillan with Jeannie Beckett, Lupe Gutierrez, Matthew Rippon, Sue Snyder, Doug Wager, Gregg Williams, and Eydie Zajec); (7) qStudents Becoming Real Readers: Literature Circles in High School English Classesq (Sandra Okura DaLie); (8) qBy Any Other Name: Reconnecting Readers in the High Schoolq (Teri S. Lesesne and Lois Buckman); (9) qThe Place of Young Adult Literature in Secondary Reading Programsq (Lois T. Stover); and (10) qPicture Books in the High School English Classroomq (Carolyn Lott). An afterword qFuture Directions for Reading in High Schoolq by Leila Christenbury, concludes the book. (Each paper contains references.) (NKA)Another successful prereading technique is the anticipation guide, a series of debatable statements topically connected to ... prereading activities may also build studentsa#39; backgrounds about a subject by defining or exploring key vocabulary or ... So, before reading aquot;The Cask of Amontillado, aquot; students might cluster and discuss the word revenge and, depending on the ... such as writing log entries, discussing as a class, completing graphic organizers, or writing answers to questions.

Title:Teaching Reading in High School English Classes
Author:Bonnie O. Ericson
Publisher:National Council of Teachers - 2001-01-01


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