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The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading


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In The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading, Julia A. Simms and Robert J. Marzano articulate an incredibly well-researched model of reading development based on The New Art and Science of Teaching framework created by Robert J. Marzano. The framework, a compelling new method of planning and implementing general K–12 instruction, can be applied to specific content areas, and in this book, Simms and Marzano apply it to reading. The authors present a reading model structured around five topics—(1) foundational skills, (2) word recognition, (3) fluency, (4) vocabulary, and (5) comprehension—and relate that model to the forty-three elements of effective teaching in Marzano's The New Art and Science of Teaching framework. The authors' reading-specific model offers a wide-ranging approach that addresses how to articulate content in the reading classroom, provides specific instructional strategies for the teaching of reading, and addresses reading-related issues that might arise in the classroom. In this book, readers will develop their own powerful new methods of instruction in the reading classroom based on the general structure of The New Art and Science of Teaching framework.

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Reading Research and a Reading-Specific Model of Instruction

Part I: Feedback

Using Assessments

Part II: Content

About the authors

Julia A. Simms is the director of content and resources at Marzano Research. A former classroom teacher, she and her team develop research-based resources and provide support to educators as they implement them. Her areas of expertise include effective instruction, learning progressions and proficiency scales, assessment and grading, argumentation and reasoning skills, and literacy development. She has coauthored eight books including Coaching Classroom Instruction, Vocabulary for the Common Core, Questioning Sequences in the Classroom, and A Handbook for High Reliability Schools.

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