Cris Tovani’s writing style is pleasant, and I liked some of her strategies a lot. As with all education textbooks that I am forced to read, I didn’t really enjoy reading. Cris Tovani, author of I Read It, but I Don’t Get It, takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. In Do I. Study Guide for Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? Copyright well as those of colleagues in different disciplines, Cris Tovani, author of I. Read It, but I Don’t.

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Since it was only comprised of a mere pages I breezed through it but simultaneously didn’t feel that it should have been longer or that chapters lacked proper development or explanation. What I found most interesting about the book is that I already use some of the techniques suggested in the book. If there is only ONE book you ever buy about reading make it this one.

Sep 01, Janine Darragh rated it it was ok Shelves: This creates a sense of solidarity between the students and the teacher, while at the same time serves to model possible reading comprehension strategies. Assessing in context, strategy by strategy p.

I give the book five stars. Currently, Cris is facilitating literacy labs in several different states to promote collaboration among colleagues. It is the most concise sensible book of advice to English teachers that I can list. So I selected articles related to the current subject, had students highlight terms they didn’t know, define the terms, then as a class we read the article out loud. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Another excellent resource for all high school teachers to help them incorporate good literacy instruction into their current programs.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Dec 09, Neana Lueck rated it it was amazing. May 10, Shifting Phases rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stenhouse Publishers- Education – pages. How do you read differently in each subject? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Students love seeing their writing on the board. It proves that reading is a critical part of my social studies curriculum.

This book addresses the question posed in its title: Tovani’s book is a down to earth approach on how to strategically begin this as a teacher. This is an outstanding book on teaching reading skills across the curriculum. Somewhat surprisingly, she makes a good enough case for that answer that many if not most readers of the book will be persuaded.

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Oct 19, Eco Imp rated it liked it. Good points in this book that I can use in my classroom. For such a short volume it is bursting with intelligent insights, lessons and practical ways to scaffold and build upon reading comprehension skills that are necessary for student’s success. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Good ideas for modeling comprehension strategies. But a good fit for a PLC that is seeking a text to study in the area of content area reading.

Some will manage it, others will need explicit instruction. Cris Tovani’s writing style is pleasant, and I liked some of her strategies a lot. Her chapters are divided up with comprehensive headings that clearly define what you are looking for and echo the elements of the teaching points that are focused on for each chapter. The underlying argument is that reading for speed or completion is like not reading at all – good readers take their time with texts, mark them up, write responses, etc.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Makes me question what is happening in elementary and middle school. Where to begin to help these students is extremely confusing.

Sep 05, Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read more Read less. Less Lecture, More Engaged Learning.

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades by Cris Tovani

Tovani clearly knows what she is talking about here, and there is much to learn from her and this book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I would have no problems rereading it or cracking it open in the future for quick reference.

Tovani answers all of these questions, as always, through anecdotes and stories, and provides a wealth of appendices with Comprehension Constructors, Double-Entry Diaries, and other graphic organizers to ground her stories in practice.