Readers Front and Center: Helping All Students Engage with Complex Text

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Readers Front and Center: Helping All Students Engage with Complex Text

Readers Front and Center Helping All Students Engage with Complex Text Every teacher wants and expects his or her students to be reading increasingly complex texts yet sometimes the gap between our expectations and our students abilities seems wide and deep It s temptin

  • Title: Readers Front and Center: Helping All Students Engage with Complex Text
  • Author: Dorothy Barnhouse
  • ISBN: 9781571109675
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every teacher wants and expects his or her students to be reading increasingly complex texts, yet sometimes the gap between our expectations and our students abilities seems wide and deep It s tempting to look at that gap and step in to fill it for them, but then we d be doing most of the heavy lifting the understanding, analysis, and interpretation that our students sEvery teacher wants and expects his or her students to be reading increasingly complex texts, yet sometimes the gap between our expectations and our students abilities seems wide and deep It s tempting to look at that gap and step in to fill it for them, but then we d be doing most of the heavy lifting the understanding, analysis, and interpretation that our students should be learning for themselves So how can teachers reverse this trend and ensure that our students are fully entering, absorbing, and experiencing texts How can we make sure they re making complex meaning independently and proficiently, as the Common Core State Standards require Readers Front Center answers these questions by framing instruction that starts with the student You ll learn how to do the following Research and listen to your students so your teaching can be targetedNotice and name your students thinking so they can see what complex thinking looks and sounds likeSet your students up to be problem solversPrepare your students to do increasingly complex thinking in increasingly complex texts Filled with examples of one on one conferences, small groups, and whole class scenarios, this essential book provides an accessible and inspiring model of how and why we need to put students at the front and center of our teaching.

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    One thought on “Readers Front and Center: Helping All Students Engage with Complex Text

    1. Mary Lee on said:

      If I only manage to read one professional book this summer, I'm glad it was this one. Barnhouse has taken my thinking about conferencing to a new level. Blog post to follow.

    2. Maria Caplin on said:

      Will revisit this book many times - huge shifts in conferences love the idea of "investigator."

    3. Trina on said:

      Dorothy Barnhouse is one of my new favorite authors in literacy. There were SO many ideas that I loved in this book. Barnhouse has a great writing voice and makes her ideas accessible to all teachers. Readers Front and Center is really about conferring, especially in noticing what a reader is doing and naming it in order to move a reader forward. It reminded me that we need to start by paying attention to our students by listing and noticing. Barnhouse says, "conferring is essentially an invitat [...]

    4. Dan on said:

      ReflectionI came to this book without knowing completely what I was getting into. I just really liked the title, Readers Front & Center. When I began conferencing with students about their reading four years ago, I came to it much the same way. It had been discussed in books I'd read regarding reader's workshop, so I thought I would give it a whirl. Talking with students about their reading has always been one of my favorite parts of teaching, but I've also thought it was an area I could imp [...]

    5. Sarah on said:

      I started this book during the summer and put it aside. I am glad I took time to finish it! This is a book that elementary teachers of reading need to know. The author pinpoints an issue that I had given little thought- the focus of working with readers during conferences is often on "what they know" (or more typically don't know) instead of "how they know it". This book provides specific guidance for conducting more effective conferences by explaining how to help students do more complex thinki [...]

    6. Patricia on said:

      I am a huge fan of Barnhouse since her collaboration with Vicki Vinton in WHAT READERS DO. One of my professional goals this year is to make Reader's Workshop the place where readers GROW! Barnhouse provides excellent, practical ideas in this easy-to-read-and-digest book. I am excited to get started (though not so excited that I'm not enjoying summer:-).

    7. The Reading Countess on said:

      If nothing else, Dorothy Barnhouse's new book is reaffirming. With that said, there are no groundbreaking AHA! moments. As a matter of fact, her entire book is reminiscent of Jennifer Serravallo and Tanny McGregor. The most disappointing aspect is her overuse of the two-column inference chart we all know, love and probably overuse.Stenhouse preview.

    8. Nicole Saridakis on said:

      A great professional read about conferring! This book drastically improved my conferring practices and better helped me know/support my students as readers. I know I will go back to this book and re-read it many times!

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