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What readers really do : teaching the process of meaning making

Author: Dorothy Barnhouse; Vicki Vinton
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In What Readers Really Do, you'll peer into the minds and hearts of readers to notice the often invisible thinking work that goes into making meaning of texts-from comprehending where a scene is taking place to constructing thematic interpretations. And you'll look into the authors' own teaching minds and hearts as they unpack the moves and decisions they make to design and implement instruction that allows every  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Barnhouse; Vicki Vinton
ISBN: 9780325030739 0325030731
OCLC Number: 794686860
Description: xvi, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Stalking the invisible: what listening to students tells us about reading instruction --
What we mean by making meaning: noticing and naming what we do as readers --
How readers draft and revise their way from confusion to clarity --
How readers infer the significance of details --
How readers look closely at patterns to draft understandings --
How readers put all the parts together to revise their understandings --
How readers evaluate the worth of a text by questioning and considering its relevance.
Other Titles: Teaching the process of meaning making
Responsibility: Dorothy Barnhouse & Vicki Vinton.

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In What Readers Really Do, you'll peer into the minds and hearts of readers to notice the often invisible thinking work that goes into making meaning of texts-from comprehending where a scene is taking place to constructing thematic interpretations. And you'll look into the authors' own teaching minds and hearts as they unpack the moves and decisions they make to design and implement instruction that allows every student to make significant and personally relevant meaning of texts.

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