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Exploding the Reading

Building a world of responses from one small story; 50 interactive strategies for increasing comprehension

by (author) David Booth

Publisher
Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Nov 2014
Category
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551382999
    Publish Date
    Nov 2014
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551389035
    Publish Date
    Nov 2014
    List Price
    $21.95

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One 200-year-old folk tale, 30 teachers, and 1,000 students. Ride along with literacy guru David Booth as he takes the same story to a wide variety of classrooms, from kindergarten all the way through grade 12, and be amazed by the learning generated.

David argues that "it takes two to read a book". He reasons that sharing responses and bouncing ideas off others guides students to deeper thinking, and challenges them to reconsider their views and increase their understanding. This intriguing book also shows teachers how to help students discover the world outside the text: the origins, connections, place, values, and the different perceptions that readers have. It illustrates ways to transpose that original text into other forms that let students look at the text with different eyes, to ponder what might have been, to challenge what they read, and to add their new learning to the construct of the world. Throughout the book, authentic student samples and actual transcripts present students experiencing the featured story in a multitude of ways — from poems and retellings, to visuals and arts, to conversation and blogs — that will "explode" your definitions of comprehension, response, and engagement, and have you looking at classroom literacy in a whole new way!

 

About the author

David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.

 

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