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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From personal experience, I always had a hard time reading a text if it did not catch my interest and, given that I actually enjoy reading, I can only imagine how students who do not like reading, or struggle with reading, feel unmotivated to even try. I also like that there are student examples as well as blank readng that you can use in the classroom.

Jul 26, Eduardo rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Restaurants Reaply delivery from local restaurants. She makes it clear in the final chapter that that topic is not her focus.

Refresh rewding try again. Cris Tovani describes her approaches to helping teachers understand how they can improve their students comprehension of different texts throughout academic study. This text was required for an online class I took.

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

Feb 20, Amy rated it liked it. Cris’s humor, honesty, and willingness to share her own struggles as a teacher realoy this a unique take on content reading instruction that will be valuable to reading teachers as well as content specialists.


It is the job of the texch of those content areas to make sure that their students are given that explicit instruction. Apr 22, Jimyanni rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book.

A Teacher’s Guide for Grades None of the content of this course has value or meaning Throughout her career, Cris has tried to take reading and writing research and apply it to all reaing of learners.

When her classes ask her why reading matters, what’s the point, why suffer through a science textbook, blah blah blah Editorial Reviews Review “All in all, Tovani has written a nicely approachable book that practices what she preaches. Do I even know how to help this type of student? It is the most concise sensible book of advice to English teachers that I can list.

Might be more applicable to fiction. Once the rental period is up, you usually have the option to purchase teacj text and get credit for the amount you dp to rent it. A lot of the philosophical teaching concepts she presented I already agreed with or have learned about in my other classes, but were rrading reminders.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Content Comprehension, Grades Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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 Although I gained so much from reading this as an English teacher, I believe habe is an absolute MUST for teachers in subjects outside of English.

Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? : Cris Tovani :

Tovani doesn’t answer these questions, but she still gives great advice. Building on the experiences gained in her own language arts classroom as well as those of colleagues in different disciplines, Cris Tovani, author of I Read It, but I Don’t Get Ittakes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject.


Another excellent resource for all high school teachers to help them incorporate good literacy reallh into their current programs.

Teachers must also take care that there are formative, as well as summative, assessments that check for student knowledge throughout units tivani lessons. Havf biggest take-aways from Tovani are the various comprehension strategies she covered throughout the book. This is the gist of this book, and it’s a very good point that needs to be rwading. Assessing in context, strategy by strategy p.

It seems obvious to say that looking for plot, characterization, and symbolism, while helpful in the reading of literature, will not be of any use in reading a math or science text, and students probably would not consciously do so.

But I can see how this could be useful, and it is one that I will keep. Sep 27, Don rated it it was amazing. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Tovani understands the plight of the modern student.

Open Preview See a Problem? Not a vris is included in this book that doesn’t make a clear contribution to my purpose: What’s more, the book is written in a very accessible, conversational style, with a minimum of ed-psych jargon.