Foreword by: Robert J. Marzano
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
This teacher-friendly resource addresses one of the most important critical reading skills in the Common Core State Standards—reading across multiple texts. As the world grows ever more complicated, students increasingly need to become skillful at reading multiple sources, and comparing, contrasting, and integrating texts. Responding specifically to Standards 7 and 9, this guide shows teachers how to work with students as they read, think about, critique, and evaluate multiple texts, including narrative and informational, print, graphic, and video, in hard copy and online. The authors provide strategies for helping students answer text-dependent questions, find evidence in a text, and scan for information. Model lessons developed and taught by the authors and fellow educators will be especially useful to teachers, whether they are beginning or expanding their teaching of multiple texts.
Janice A. Dole is professor of education and director of the Reading and Literacy Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. Brady E. Donaldson is a literacy coach for the Salt Lake City School District. Rebecca S. Donaldson is a Title I Instructional Improvement Specialist for the Utah State Office of Education.
"This is the book for which elementary school literacy educators have been waiting for ever since the Common Core State Standards were released."
—From the Foreword by Robert J. Marzano, CEO, Marzano Research Laboratory
“A must read for teachers.”
—Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware