Book Review: Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction

Reading Reconsidered is an exhaustive collection of principles and Reading Reconsideredtechniques to assist in developing accomplished readers. As stated in the introduction, “Of the core subjects taught in school, reading is first among equals-the most singular in importance because all other rely on it.”

The authors provide essential insights such as considerations when selecting texts, how to focus on specific book passages to analyze meaning (close reading) and using secondary nonfiction to enhance understanding of the primary text. This is a must read for anyone involved in literacy instruction including teachers and book group facilitators.

Updated: January 10, 2016 — 7:32 pm