Hawker Brownlow Education

Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives: Comprehending, Analyzing and Discussing Text

Author: Diane Lapp, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey

Availability: In Stock

Code: SOT2318

ISBN: 9781742392318

No of Pages: 166

Publish date: 20/12/2011

Price: $27.95


Empower students to take ownership of their reading and learning with Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives. In this comprehensive guide, the authors explore the relationship between text, learner, and learning through discussion and rhetorical writing at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Prompt students to become the sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers they need to be to achieve higher learning. Clearly defined strategies will drive discussion-based learning and examine the hidden dangers of controlling classroom discourse. Foster critical literacy through questioning and instructional routines, and encourage students to find meaning and cultivate thinking from expository texts—even the most challenging ones. Finally, because all students learn differently, you’ll explore new-media texts and web 2.0 to accommodate learning differences among your students.

This book:

  • Investigates how educators can create inquiry-based, reflective classrooms

  • Provides student and teacher dialogues, teacher modelling and graphic organisers

  • Offers sample assignments, organisational routines and instructional strategies

  • Illustrates how to build an understanding of literary and expository texts

  • Suggests techniques for productive and safe classroom discussions.