Good Habits, Great Readers: Building the Literacy Community by Douglas Fisher

Good Habits, Great Readers: Building the Literacy Community

byDouglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Adam Berkin

Paperback | April 25, 2008

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What separates a good reader from a great reader? Good habits! Respected authors Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey join Adam Berkin to present a simple plan that helps teachers move students towards higher achievement by capitalizing on seven research-driven habits of strong readers. Each habit--from "reading to learning" to thinking critically--is explained in a dedicated chapter that prepares teachers to nurture good habits in all of their students, building a classroom community of avid readers.

  • Great Readers See Themselves as Readers
  • Great Readers Make Sense of Text
  • Great Readers Use What They Know
  • Great Readers Understand How Stories Work
  • Great Readers Read to Learn
  • Great Readers Monitor and Organize What They Read
  • Great Readers Are Critical
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    Responses from the Field

    The authors have “nailed” it as far as the chapter topics capturing important issues in comprehension development go.  The order of topics is spot-on developmentally.  I am in awe of the skill the authors showed in integrating and operationalizing so many of the comprehension techniques and strategies that teachers are taught all through their coursework.

    Barbara Pettegrew, Otterbein College

     

    I would consider this one of the best user-friendly approaches to critical literacy that I have seen.

    Roderick E. Winters, Winona State University

     

    About the Authors

    Nancy Frey , Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Literacy in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Before joining the university faculty, Nancy was a teacher in the Broward County (FL) Public Schools, where she taught at the elementary and middle school level. She later worked for the Florida Department of Education on a statewide project for supporting students with diverse learning needs in general education curriculum. She is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Her research interests include reading and literacy, assessment, intervention, and curriculum design. She has co-authored several books on literacy. She teaches a variety of courses in SDSU’s teacher-credentialing program on elementary and secondary literacy in content area instruction and supporting students with diverse learning needs.

     

    Douglas Fisher , Ph.D., is a Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University, the Co-Director for the Center for the Advancement of Reading at the California State University Chancellor’s Office, and the past Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Educational Collaborative. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Farmer award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design as well as several books on literacy. He has taught a variety of courses in SDSU’s teacher-credentialing program as well as graduate-level courses on English language development and literacy.  A former early intervention specialists, language development specialist, he has also taught high school English, writing, and literacy development.  

     

    Adam Berkin has spent his career in education, working in teaching, educational publishing and staff development. He holds a MEd in Elementary Education from Lesley College and MA in English from University of Chicago. Adam began his career in teaching, working in both elementary and middle schools. He also was an Adjunct Professor at Bank Street College of Education. In the last ten years, Adam has worked at several education publishing. Adam works closely with teachers, administrators and researchers to conceptualize innovative, research-based products. Adam’s publications include articles in Instructor, Children’s Literature in Education and Creative Classroom. He regularly presents at IRA and NCTE.

About The Author

Nancy Frey , Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Literacy in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Before joining the university faculty, Nancy was a teacher in the Broward County (FL) Public Schools, where she taught at the elementary and middle school level. She later worked for the Florida Department of Edu...

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Title:Good Habits, Great Readers: Building the Literacy CommunityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 7.4 × 0.3 inPublished:April 25, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Going from Good to Great

            Good Readers: A Collection of Evidence

            Skilled or Strategic Readers?

            Great Readers Display Habits

Chapter 2: Great Readers See Themselves as Readers

            Taking Care of Books

            Choosing Books

            Knowing Yourself as a Reader

            Building Reading Stamina

Chapter 3: Great Readers Make Sense of Text

            Summarizing and Synthesizing

            Asking Questions

            Clarifying

            Making Predictions

Chapter 4: Great Readers Use What They Know

            Activating Background Knowledge

            Making Connections

            Building Vocabulary and Content Knowledge

            Inferencing

Chapter 5: Great Readers Understand How Stories Work

            Understanding Story Elements

            Identifying and Understanding Literary Devices

            Understanding and Analyzing Characters

            Understanding and Analyzing Plot and Setting

Chapter 6: Great Readers Read to Learn

              Setting and Monitoring Your Purpose for Reading

           Identifying and Using Text Features

             Identifying and Using Text Structures

Chapter 7: Great Readers Monitor and Organize What They Read

            Taking Notes on Fiction

            Taking Notes on Nonfiction Text

            Self-monitoring

            Visualizing

Chapter 8: Great Readers Are Critical

            Questioning the Commonplace in a Text

          Considering the Role of the Author

          Seeking Alternative Perspectives

          Reading Critically

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The authors have “nailed” it as far as the chapter topics capturing important issues in comprehension development go.  The order of topics is spot-on developmentally.  I am in awe of the skill the authors showed in integrating and operationalizing so many of the comprehension techniques and strategies. Barbara Pettegrew, Otterbein College   I would consider this one of the best user-friendly approaches to critical literacy that I have seen. Roderick E. Winters, Winona State University