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The

Reading for Meaning
Thoughtful Education Guide to

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To Richard Your voice and wisdom are everywhere— in our hearts, in our minds, in this book.

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The

Reading for Meaning

Thoughtful Education Guide to

Harvey F.

Elizabeth C.

Matthew J.

SILVER

REILLY

PERINI

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Contents
Acknowledgments About the Authors Preface Introduction: The Knowing-Doing Gap 1. Introducing Reading for Meaning 2. Experiencing Reading for Meaning 3. Planning a Reading for Meaning Lesson 4. How Reading for Meaning Helps Students Develop Better Explanations, Craft More Persuasive Essays, and Raise Test Scores 5. Variations and Extensions 6. Support Pages References Index vii ix xi xiii 1 13 31

49 63 87 91 93

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Acknowledgments

W

e start by expressing our deepest appreciation for our teachers. They have done more than make the words and ideas in this book possible: They make our children better learners, better citizens, better people. We would also like to thank Nancy Spaniak, director of curriculum, instruction, and professional development at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School in Illinois, whose work in designing a better reading program inspires us. Special thanks is also due to Mary Claire Lewis, who teaches second grade at Errick Road Elementary School in western New York, for helping us make the connection between Reading for Meaning and visualization. To Justin Gilbert, we owe the kind of thanks that says, “We’d be lost without you.” You provided a perfect sounding board for our ideas, and you managed every last...
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