Supporting Reading in Grades 6-12: A Guide, 1st Edition

  • Sybil M. Farwell
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  • ISBN-10: 1598848046
  • ISBN-13: 9781598848045
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 358 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Supporting Reading Grades 6–12: A Guide addresses head-on the disturbing trend of declining leisure reading among students and demonstrates how school librarians can contribute to the development of lifelong reading habits as well as improve students' motivation and test scores. The book provides a comprehensive framework for achieving this: the READS curriculum, which stands for Read as a personal activity; explore characteristics, history, and awards of creative works; analyze structure and aesthetic features of creative works; develop a literary-based product; and score reading progress.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introducing the Read, Explore, Analyze, Develop, Score (READS) Concept.
2: Implementing READS.
Read as a Personal Activity.
3: Guiding Readers' Choices.
4: Connecting Learners to Resources.
Explore Creative Works.
5: Identifying Literary Genres and Themes.
6: Exploring Social, Cultural, and Historical Contexts.
7: Appreciating Literary and Artistic Excellence.
Analyze Creative Works.
8: Identifying and Analyzing Details of a Work.
9: Understanding the Literary Techniques and Complexities of a Work.
Develop a Literary-Based Product.
10: Creating and Producing a Product.
Score Reading Progress.
11: Participating in and Reflecting on the Reading Experience.
READS Annual Calendar—Ninth and Tenth Grades.
READS Grade Summaries Grade Six.
READS Grade Seven.
READS Grade Eight.
READS Grades Nine and Ten.
READS Grades Eleven and Twelve.
READS K-12 Chart—Read as a Personal Activity.
READS K-12 Chart—Explore Characteristics, History, and Awards of Creative Works.
READS K-12 Chart—Analyze Structure and Aesthetic Features of Creative Works.
READS K-12 Chart—Develop a Literary-Based Product.
READS K-12 Chart—Score Reading Progress.
READS Overview.
About the Authors.