This remarkable book gives teachers a wealth of effective strategies for helping students think while they read material in all subject areas. Based on using the best children's books to motivate students, this book shows teachers how to encourage students to recognize that reading is about using the brain to zoom-in, question/infer, find the main idea, make connections, and transform what's on the printed page. The book explores the particular features of nonfiction and offers lists of key books organized around strategies and subject areas. It promotes incorporating more nonfiction into the classroom through read-alouds, author study, and tips for teaching nonfiction forms and text structures. Student samples and reproducible pages that support the five thinking strategies complement this valuable resource.
Adrienne Gear has been teaching in Vancouver, BC, for more than 25 years. She continues to stay grounded in the classroom, as well as providing workshops, demonstration lessons, and leadership training to teachers across Canada. Her international experience includes speaking in the US, UK, Sweden, and most recently, Australia. For more information on her Reading Power series, visit www.readingpowergear.com. Adrienne lives in Vancouver with her husband and their 2 boys.