Reading Reminders: Tools, Tips, and Techniques (Great Source Professional Development) by Jim Burke

Reading Reminders: Tools, Tips, and Techniques (Great Source Professional Development)

Book Title: Reading Reminders: Tools, Tips, and Techniques (Great Source Professional Development)

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0867095008

Author: Jim Burke


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Do you have a minute? That's how quickly this book will help you improve your students' reading skills. Designed to be read on the run and make every minute count in your classroom, Reading Reminders features Jim Burke's one hundred best techniques for teaching reading, complete with tools and tips on how to implement them.

Jim wrote this book to help teachers like himself whose often large and always diverse classrooms contain a wide range of reading abilities and needs. All of the strategies have been tested and tested again with his students, and each one has achieved significant gains in student performance, confidence, and engagement. Together, the reminders will challenge your best students and support struggling ones. This book will help you:

  • teach students to read a variety of types of texts, including websites, tests, literature, and textbooks
  • use a wide range of teaching and reading strategies based on current reading research
  • anchor your teaching in state and national reading standards
  • establish and maintain a comprehensive reading program that includes Sustained Silent Reading and direct instruction
  • plan your lessons, select your texts, and assess students' learning with tools and techniques specifically designed for those purposes
  • improve your students' ability to discuss and understand what they read
  • develop a community of reflective readers within your classroom
  • increase the amount of writing your students do.