Preventing Misguided Reading

New Strategies for Guided Reading Teachers

Jan Miller Burkins and Melody M. Croft
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Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford

The Tricky Parts


A Simple Model of the Reading Process

Chapter 1
Reframing the Gradual Release of Responsibility

Strategy #1: Connect Literacy Instruction Across Instructional Contexts

Strategy #2: Describe Guided Reading as a Session Rather Than a Lesson

Strategy #3: Establish Routines That Require Students to Assume Control

Strategy #4: Teach Students in Guided Reading Groups Only When It Meets Individual Needs

Abstract Chapter 2
PDF Revisiting Instructional Reading Level

Strategy #5: Teach Students From Books in Which They Can Practice a Balanced Reading Process

Strategy #6: Increase Your Sensitivity to Reader Distress

Strategy #7: Select Guided Reading Texts Based on Student Reading Processes

Strategy #8: Clarify Confusions When Problem-Solving Efforts Prove Unproductive

Chapter 3
Reconsidering Text Gradients

Strategy #9: View Students' Reading Levels as a Range or Cluster

Strategy #10: Employ Flexible Grouping

Strategy #11: Engage Independent Students in Tasks With Scope

Strategy #12: Use Controlled Vocabulary Texts Judiciously

Strategy #13: Linger at Level E

Strategy #14: Practice Mindful Language

Chapter 4
Realigning With Balanced Instruction

Strategy #15: Engage All Students, Regardless of Instructional Reading Level, in Thinking Deeply About Story

Strategy #16: Teach Students to Look Closely at Print, but Not at the Expense of Story

Strategy #17: Encourage Students to Talk About Their Thinking, but Not Too Much

Chapter 5
Recommitting to Integrated Processing

Strategy #18: Teach Students to Notice the Ways a Text Supports Itself

Strategy #19: Prompt Less and, When You Do, Prompt Toward Integration

Strategy #20: Consider the Efficacy of Each Student's Self-Correcting Behaviors

Strategy #21: Help Students Break Inefficient Reading Habits

Strategy #22: Provide Massive Practice

Chapter 6
Redesigning Literacy Assessment

Strategy #23: Move Beyond the All-or-None Systems

Strategy #24: Analyze Comprehension Holistically

Strategy #25: Use Fluency to Help Determine Instructional Reading Level

Strategy #26: Consider the Ways Students Integrate Cues

Strategy #27: Look at Shifts in Students' Reading Processes Across Texts





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