Better Reading Now

50 ready-to-use teaching strategies to engage students, deepen comprehension, and nurture a love of reading

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Quick and easy-to-use strategies that promote a deeper understanding of reading. Practical classroom strategies to help students make sense of what they read as they build skills and deepen comprehension. These activities are based on extensive classroom experience and are ready to meet the needs of today’s students.

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Based on what we now know about reading, this practical book offers strategies in a consistent format that is easy for teachers to incorporate in their daily instruction. This grab-bag of classroom-tested activities allows teachers to choose what they need to meet the diverse needs of students in grades 1 through 8. These strategies guide students through the reading process and build important comprehension skills through reading, talk, art, drama, and more. These innovative ways to use the best children’s books inspire students to become enthusiastic and avid readers, and take the first giant step into becoming lifelong readers.

About the Author(s)

Larry Swartz has explored literature-based learning with students and teachers for more than 30 years in North America, England, New Zealand, and China. As a classroom teacher, consultant, and instructor with OISE/University of Toronto, he has inspired colleagues and children alike to learn in new and exciting ways. Larry is a well-known speaker and workshop leader who lives in Toronto.


Product Details

Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2021
Item No: 8349
ISBN: 978-1-55138-349-1
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers