Rigorous Reading, Florida Edition: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts, 1st Edition

  • Douglas Fisher
  • Nancy Frey
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  • ISBN-10: 1071820605
  • ISBN-13: 9781071820605
  • DDC: 372.47
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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In this book, Nancy and Doug articulate an instructional plan so clearly, and so squarely built on research, that teachers, schools, and districts need look no further. The 5 Access Points Toward Proficiency, Purpose & Modeling are: 1) Teachers think aloud to demonstrate critical thinking and how good readers always know why they are reading. 2) Close & Scaffolded Reading Instruction: Teachers engage students in repeated readings and discussions, with text-dependent questions, prompts, and cues to help students delve into an author's ideas. 3) Collaborative Conversations: Teachers orchestrate collaborative learning to get students in the habit of exercising their analytical thinking in the presence of their peers. 4) An Independent Reading Staircase: Teachers artfully steer students to more challenging books, with strategic bursts of instruction and peer conferences to foster metacognitive awareness. 5) Performance: Teachers offer feedback and assessments that help students demonstrate understanding of text in authentic ways and plan instruction based on student understanding.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
What Your Colleagues Are Saying.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Videos.
Introduction: Your Access Point.
1: Ramping Up for Complex Texts.
2: Access Point One Modeling and Learning Intentions.
3: Access Point Two Close and Scaffolded Reading Instruction.
4: Access Point Three Collaborative Conversations.
5: Access Point Four An Independent Reading Staircase.
6: Access Point Five Assessing Students’ Understanding.
7: Coda.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor at San Diego State University received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Dr. Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, English Journal, Remedial and Special Education, and Educational Leadership. She has co-authored more than fifty books on English Learners (Language Learners in the English Classroom), assessment (Checking for Understanding), writing (Scaffolded Writing Instruction), literacy (Reading for Information in Elementary School) and vocabulary (Learning Words Inside and Out). Dr. Frey teaches a variety of courses on reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She also was a third grade classroom teacher.

Dr. Frey's monographs include:Reaching for the Common Core, Using Technology to Foster Learning for a New Century, Link to 21st Century Skills and Resources, and Connect Oral and Written Expression, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Content.