. . . and the book’s out in the world! Yes, from seed idea to development in classrooms to umpteen drafts and revisions, What Readers Really Do is finally out and available through Heinemann, amazon and other online booksellers. Heinemann has posted a sample chapter, for those who want a taste. But here’s an example of one of the charts Dorothy Barnhouse and I provide in each of the chapters where we step into classrooms, which calls out the ways our practice has changed as we’ve rethought how we teach reading.
Blog readers will undoubtedly recognize some of these points from previous posts. And I’ll be looking at the pros and cons of a common pre-reading activity in more depth next week. But for now I just wanted to share the news and invite any and all book readers to let me know what they think. (The cats, I fear, haven’t shown much interest, but the bag was quite a big hit.)