Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools, Second Edition

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Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Education - 160 pages
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Being able to read well is one of the most important literacy requirements in our society. It is fundamental to almost all secondary school subjects and the English programme in particular. The new Key Stage 3 focus on teaching reading compels us to find exciting ways to engage young people with texts that they will continue with and develop themselves.

This book outlines several approaches to reading which challenge former classroom practices. It is through these approaches that all students - from reluctant boys to the most able of either gender - can continue to grow as readers and develop their readiness to seek meaning in texts.

This second edition adds to the original ideas in Geoff Dean's first book and includes new methods of teaching reading, including "guided reading" and using increased grammatical student knowledge.

 

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Contents

Acknowledements
1
Introduction
2
1 The Problems of Reading in the Secondary School
5
2 Current Reading Practices in Secondary Schools
27
3 Making the Case for Teaching Reading
59
4 Qualities and Characteristics of the Reader and Assessing Reading Improvement
73
5 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
93
6 Teaching Reading in Subjects other than English
129
References
141
Index
145
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About the author (2013)

Dean is General Advisor for English, Cambridgeshire LEA.

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