You gotta be the book: teaching engaged and reflective reading with adolescents

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Teachers College Press, 2008 - Education - 244 pages
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Over a decade ago, Jeffrey Wilhelm's groundbreaking book showed educators how to think of reading as a personally meaningful, pleasurable, and productive pursuit. In the 13 years since its publication, the author has experimented with and further developed all of the techniques he first explored in "You Gotta BE the Book," including visual techniques, drama and action strategies, think-aloud protocols, and symbolic story representation/reading manipulatives. In this expanded edition, Wilhelm adds a new commentary to each chapter in which he reflects on the research and insights he introduced in his now classic text.

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User Review  - econnick - LibraryThing

While this is a book I read as a teacher candidate, it is one that I will never let leave my sight. I cannot stop recommending it to fellow teachers. Wilhelm, a veteran teacher, delves into a year of ... Read full review

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User Review  - sedelia - LibraryThing

For teachers or parents out there who are struggling to get their kid to read - get this book! Wilhelm has spent years researching the best methods for engaging struggling readers with books, and for ... Read full review


Moving Toward a ReaderCentered Classroom
Looking at Student Reading
The Dimensions of the Readers Response

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About the author (2008)

JEFFREY WILHELM was a middle school reading teacher and a high school English teacher for thirteen years. He currently teaches in the PDN network (Professional Development Network) at the University of Maine and is the director of The Maine Writing Project and The Maine Technology for Teachers Institute. Wilhem is the author/coauthor of five other books, including 'You Gotta Be the Book': Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents (Teachers College Press, 1997) and Imagining to Learn: Inquiry, Ethics, and Integration Through Drama(Heinemann, 1998).