Teaching Challenging Texts

Teaching Challenging Texts

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Teaching Challenging Texts shows how to increase reading comprehension and enhance student engagement, even with the most challenging texts. Every chapter features ready-to-use, research-based lessons, replete with explicit instructions, handouts, Common Core correlations, and assessments. qExploring the Futureq features fiction by George Orwell, Suzanne Collins, and William Golding; nonfiction by Philip Zimbardo, Stephen Pinker, Abraham Lincoln, Jared Diamond, Dan Ariely, and Ray Kurzweil; images from several films, an old television commercial; and classical and contemporary music. qUnderstanding the Power of Oneq features fiction by Victor Hugo and Lori Halse Anderson; nonfiction by Phillis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, and Edith Hamilton; a young adult book on archaeology, an animated film from Walt Disney, and an episode from Saturday Night Live. An extensive list of free resources and correlations to the Common Core allow teachers to qteach on the cheap.q Teaching Difficult Texts brims with qrelevant and robustq lessons for a new generation.Complete copies of 1984 are widely available on the Internet, free of charge, though some copies may not be legal. ... Nevertheless, a free version of 1984 is available through the Project Gutenberg site in Australia and can be downloaded atanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Challenging Texts
Author:Lawrence Baines, Jane Fisher
Publisher:R&L Education - 2013-06-27


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