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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Want to Read tlvani. How do you help students to understand a science text, or a math text, or any kind of text? I’m reading this book now since one of our “new things” this year is to incorporate more literacy into the content areas. Like her other books, very easy to read and filled with practical suggestions for improving reading comprehension of students in the content areas.

I really think that teachers especially English teachers tend to flail around when they assign reading and their kids don’t absorb much of the text. It is organized brilliantly so you can retrieve quickly the information and suggestions you need to reference.

Showing of 64 reviews. There are great routines to implement. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Her focus on annotation as a way of capturing thinking, paying attention to the conversation you are having with text, and assigning purpose to ttovani Tovani understands the plight of the modern student.


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Not Enabled Word Wise: Not quite as engaging as her first book – I read it, but don’t get it. Being good readers probably resulted in many of us becoming teachers. Did I Miss Anything? I’ve gone back to it more than once to refer to it.

I was surprised that this book was really helpful in pointing out easy ways to help students become more literate even when the course is unrelated to literature.

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She uses a familiar, personal tone, and the book is a quick read. This book is incredibly empowering. O’Connell rated it it was amazing. My big point of contention with this book is Tovani’s reliance on short-term objectives when working with students. She has been an adjunct professor and is the author of four books: Refresh and try again.

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Sep 05, Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book has great reading strategies bave you can use in any content area.

Jun 25, Rebecca rated it really liked it. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. She has been an adjunct professor and is the author of four books: This text was required for an online class I took. Her entire career has been spent trying to figure out the “knowing-doing” gap.


How do we turn students into lifelong readers? I was worried the book would take forever to read since I am being required to read by my principal. Literacy in the Disciplines: Some strategies and skills will have value for several areas; some may even apply across the board.

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Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? : Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12

Currently, Cris is facilitating literacy labs in several different states to promote collaboration among colleagues. I loved this book! Where to begin to help these students is extremely confusing. So if you decide you want to keep it you don’t end up paying both the rental and purchase prices!

As an aspiring teacher, I’m always looking for strategies to use with my future students.

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