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Independent Reading Inside the Box

How to organize, observe, and assess reading strategies that promote deeper thinking and improve comprehension in K–8 classrooms

by (author) Lisa Donohue

Publisher
Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Category
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551382258
    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
    List Price
    $24.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551383095
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551389127
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $21.95

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Description

The best-selling first edition of this popular book showed teachers how to use a single sheet of paper to help students focus on reading books they love rather than filling reading time with busy work. This highly anticipated second edition explores critical literacy to help promote higher-order thinking skills, relating independent reading response to instructional core. It offers sixteen new reading response “boxes”, with strategies for using them as prompts and in blended learning tasks, and options for providing thoughtful and effective feedback and assessment. The author argues for giving students choice among response tasks, and exploring innovative ways to make thinking visible during independent reading.

About the author

A caring and dynamic teacher, Lisa Donohue is passionate about creative solutions and innovative teaching techniques. Lisa has a strong background in the arts, and works collaboratively with other teachers in developing balanced literacy programs that foster student achievement. She was nominated as Teacher of the Year for 2010–2011, and is currently working as a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher with the York Region District School Board. Lisa lives in Newmarket, Ontario.

 

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Librarian Reviews

Participation Independent Reading Inside the Box: How to Organize, Observe, and Assess Reading Strategies that Promote Deeper Thinking and Improve Comprehension in K-6 Classrooms

This book shows teachers how to add value, authenticity and accountability to independent reading programs and keep the focus on student reading. It also shows how students can use a single page to strengthen and monitor their comprehension, language and thinking skills.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2010.

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