Thinking strategies to guide literacy instruction in secondary classrooms
Help secondary students get more out of what they read with these powerful thinking skills.
Regardless of age or grade, powerful readers are those who are aware of their thinking as they read. High school students may be able to decode words and gain literal understanding, but they often don’t think deeply about what they are reading. Presenting a balance of theory and practical lessons, Powerful Readers demonstrates that instruction in the key strategies of connecting, visualizing, questioning, inferring, determining importance, and transforming can help any student develop keener skills and get more out of their work with both fiction and nonfiction. Step-by-step lessons for introducing and using the strategies, connections to literary devices, and reading lists to complement each strategy are all a part of this valuable resource.