Thoughtful Reading

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4 videos in this playlist

No Magic Formula: Teaching Struggling Readers
This video discusses figuring out how to teach students to read with college prep English, reading workshops and Cris' 'Four Principles'.
Beyond the Game of School: Challenging College-Bound Seniors
This video covers slowing down, constructing meaning from difficult text, organizing thinking, thinking aloud, the reading-writing connection, reading response logs and more.
Engaging Students: Choice, Respect and Talk
This video discusses establishing a climate of respect, "selfish reading", small-group instruction and calendars.
Making Thinking Visible: Comprehension Tools
The segments in this video are: show me your thinking; reading workshop; small-group instruction; comprehension constructors; highlighting work; assessment; and "what I'm doing can be replicated".

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