I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers

I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers

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I Read It, but I Don't Get It is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Cris Tovani is an accomplished teacher and staff developer who writes with verve and humor about the challenges of working with students at all levels of achievement -from those who have mastered the art of "fake reading" to college-bound juniors and seniors who struggle with the different demands of content-area textbooks and novels.

Enter Cris' classroom, a place where students are continually learning new strategies for tackling difficult text. You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area. The book features:

- anecdotes in each chapter about real kids with real
universal problems. You will identify with these adolescents
and will see how these problems can be solved;
- a thoughtful explanation of current theories of
comprehension instruction and how they might be adapted
for use with adolescents;
- a What Works section in each of the last seven chapters
that offers simple ideas you can immediately employ in
your classroom. The suggestions can be used in a variety of
content areas and grade levels(6-12);
- teaching tips and ideas that benefit struggling readers as
well as proficient and advanced readers;
- appendixes with reproducible materials that you can use in
your classroom, including coding sheets, double entry
diaries, and comprehension constructors.

In a time when students need increasingly sophisticated reading skills, this book will provide support for teachers who want to incorporate comprehension instruction into their daily lesson plans without sacrificing content knowledge.

Additional Information

Author Cris Tovani
Publisher Stenhouse Publishers
Publication Date 2000
Edition No
Pages 152
ISBN 157110089
ISBN13 9781571100894

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