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. 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.
* Investigates how educators can establish an inquiry-based and reflective classroom
* Presents methods to help students engage deeply with their own ideas
* Provides student and teacher dialogues, teacher modeling, and graphic organizers
* Includes sample assignments, organizational routines, and instructional strategies
* Illustrates how readers can build understanding of literary and expository texts
* Contains techniques to make classroom discussions productive and safe