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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I enjoyed it and will be reading it again as I begin hxve. I heard Cris Tovani speak at a reading conference and really enjoyed listening to her so I bought her book. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

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Some will manage it, others will need explicit instruction. This book helps the teacher to re-evaluate how they have been teaching reading to their students and to see what changes they need to make.

Amazon Really allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. What’s more, the book is written in a very accessible, conversational style, with a minimum of ed-psych jargon.

Currently, Cris is facilitating literacy labs in several different states to promote collaboration among colleagues. If Not Me, Then Who? This is an outstanding book on teaching reading skills across the curriculum.


Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades by Cris Tovani

The author describes various strategies that can be incorporated into any middle or high school classroom to help students who struggle with reading. Tovani’s book is a down to earth approach on how to strategically begin this as a teacher. Not surprisingly, the author’s answer to that question is a resounding “yes”. But if that’s how they’re used to approaching a reading assignment, they may find that they have no skills to replace those with in order to make sense of their assignment; they may not be aware that that lack is what is making the reading difficult.

How do you read differently in each subject? As with all education textbooks that I am forced to read, I didn’t really enjoy reading this. Learn more click to open popover Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

If there is only ONE book you ever buy about reading make it this one. Everyone talks about the need to teach critical thinking. Might be more applicable to fiction. Cris’s humor, honesty, and willingness to share her own struggles as a teacher make this a unique take on content reading instruction that will be valuable to reading teachers as well as content specialists. For such a short volume it is bursting with intelligent insights, lessons and practical ways to scaffold and build upon reading comprehension skills that are necessary for student’s success.

This book addresses the question posed in its title: I was worried the book would take forever to read since I am being required to read by my principal.


But I can see how this could be useful, and it is one that I will keep. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. While I am still somewhat at the beginning of my teacher preparation program, and I foresee many other assigned texts in my future some in the mail as I write thisReding have to say that this is probably my favorite assigned text so far.

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I realized then that our students didn’t have the reading skills, nor the vocabulary to be successful in my class. What I found most interesting about the book is that I already use some of the techniques suggested in the book. Do I stop teaching my content in order to assist these struggling readers?

She makes it clear that she doesn’t necessarily approve of them and moves on. Tovani’s philosphy of assessment: I also loved how her chapters ended with a recap of teaching points and objectives that were delineated in the pages before.

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

Refresh and try again. Her focus on annotation as a way of capturing thinking, paying attention deading the conversation you are having with text, and assigning purpose to reading are all strategies I will begin to give greater focus in my classroom. Content Comprehension, Grades References to this book Student Diversity: