The reading zone: how to help kids become skilled, passionate, habitual, critical readers

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Scholastic, Feb 1, 2007 - Education - 128 pages
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Long an advocate of frequent, voluminous reading in schools, the author draws on evidence gathered in twenty years of classroom teaching to make the case for reading workshop more powerful than ever. The book establishes the top ten conditions for making engaged classroom reading possible for students at all levels and provides the practical support and structures necessary for achieving them. For use with Grades K-12.

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... presents teaching tips as well. - Goodreads
A simple idea, but one that is backed up by research. - Goodreads
I will follow a lot of her advice about conferencing. - Goodreads
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I'm reading this now, and I like how Nancie Atwell talks about "the reading zone." Creating this zone not only will create better readers, but it will also give students the power of collective quiet. I'm thinking that there is not very much silence in my students' lives.

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While I agree with Nancie Atwell's approach and philosophy...I don't understand why this book is rated so high. Yes, extensive reading makes great readers (and long lists of comprehension questions ... Read full review

Contents

The Personal Art
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Reading in the Zone
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Choice
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Nancie Atwell is the author of several books for teachers including Coming to Know: Writing to Learn in the Intermediate Grades; In the Middle: New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and Learning; and Side by Side: Essays on Teaching to Learn. In these books, Atwell provides practical tips for teaching presented with humor, eagerness, and a love for students. Teachers throughout the country have accepted her theories and implemented them with great success. Parents interested in their children's education can also greatly benefit from her expertise. Atwell learned and perfected her techniques as a teacher of eighth graders for twelve years. She is now the director of Writing to Learn in the Elementary School, part of the Bread Loaf School of English Project.