The Art Of Slow Reading: Six Time-honored Practices For Engagement

Paperback | January 1, 2011

byThomas Newkirk

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This important book rests on a simple but powerful belief–that good readers practice the art of paying attention. Building on memoir, research, and many examples of classroom practice, Thomas Newkirk, recuperates six time-honored practices of reading–performance, memorization, centering, problem-finding, reading like a writer, and elaboration–to help readers engage in thoughtful, attentive reading.

The Art of Slow Reading provides preservice and inservice teachers with concrete practices that for millennia have promoted real depth in reading. It will show how these practices enhance the reading of a variety of texts, from Fantastic Mr. Fox to The Great Gatsby to letters from the IRS.

Just as slow reading is essential for real comprehension, it is also clearly crucial to the deep pleasure we take in reading–for the way we savor texts–and for the power of reading to change us.

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This important book rests on a simple but powerful belief–that good readers practice the art of paying attention. Building on memoir, research, and many examples of classroom practice, Thomas Newkirk, recuperates six time-honored practices of reading–performance, memorization, centering, problem-finding, reading like a writer, and elab...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325037310

ISBN - 13:9780325037318

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