Readings on Reading!

Hi everyone– for our first meetings (Group 1 will meet Mon Feb 10, Group 2 will meet Thurs Feb 13,) we’ll be checking in to see how you’re doing.  Both meetings are from 2:30-3:45. Locations are TBD.  We’ll also be discussing reading: How do we teach it? How do we make reading visible?

This is a good place to start because it gives us some good concrete low-stakes assignments and activities to use. So, to prepare for this class, just think about how you teach reading and how you struggle with teaching reading. Also read (and annotate!*) the following two articles:

*I’m not really going to check your annotations, but every. last. time. I assign a reading to students, I also assign annotation– which I do check and discuss.

  1. The Elements (and Pleasures) of Difficulty by Mariolina Salvatori and Patricia Donahue (Chapter 1) HERE 
  2. “How Students Read: Some Thoughts on Why That Matters” by Ellen Carrillo (below) 

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