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The art of slow reading : six time-honored practices for engagement

Author: Thomas Newkirk
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tom Newkirk's call to appreciate the value of slow reading is both timely and important, especially in an era where skimming and click-and-go reading have become the norm for our students. Newkirk reminds us that our deepest reading pleasures are often found when we slow down and pay close attention, and this book clearly demonstrates how slow reading deepens the thinking of both teachers and students.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Newkirk
ISBN: 9780325037318 0325037310
OCLC Number: 731372865
Description: viii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: About slowness --
The speed curriculum --
Reading goes silent: performance --
Learning by heart: memorization --
Making a mark: centering --
The pleasures of difficulty: problem finding --
A writer's choices: reading like a writer --
Opening a text: elaborating --
Epilogue: why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way?
Responsibility: Thomas Newkirk.

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Tom Newkirk's call to appreciate the value of slow reading is both timely and important, especially in an era where skimming and click-and-go reading have become the norm for our students. Newkirk reminds us that our deepest reading pleasures are often found when we slow down and pay close attention, and this book clearly demonstrates how slow reading deepens the thinking of both teachers and students.

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