Coaching critical and creative comprehension using different text forms
Author: David Booth
Format: 160 pp book
ISBN: 9781551382289 SCIS No: 1380100
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers 2009
Audience: Teacher resource
All text comes with layers of meaning influenced by the background, knowledge and attitudes of readers. This practical book shows teachers how to plan literacy events that recognise and interpret the factors that readers and writers bring to the text. It offers successful strategies for becoming caring mentors who support and encourage students as they explore a variety of text forms - from poems to novels, from speeches to blogs, from art to inventions.
Based on extensive classroom experience, the book shows you how to engage students in brainstorming, researching, interpreting, problem solving, discussing, presenting, composing, conducting inquiries, publishing reports, writing poems and scripts, critically examining issues and concerns, and reflecting on their learning.