Well, that was a great minilesson—now what?” For every teacher who has uttered those words, this book series is for you. In What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? educators Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser take the guesswork out of determining students’ needs with a moment-to-moment guide focused on the decisions that make the biggest impact on readers’ skill development. With the authors’ guidance, you put their next-step resources into action, including

  • Tips for what to look for and listen for in reading notebook entries and conversations about books

  • Reproducible Clipboard Notes pages that help you decide whether to reinforce a current type of thinking, teach a new type of thinking, or apply a current type of thinking to a new text

  • More than 30 lessons on synthesizing information and understanding perspectives, writing about reading, organizing thinking

  • Reading notebook entries and sample classroom conversations to use as benchmarks 

  • Strategies for deepening the three most prevalent types of thinking students do when synthesizing in nonfiction: Right-Now Thinking (on the page), Over-Time Thinking (across a picture book, a chapter, or longer text), or Refining Thinking (nuanced connections across text and life concepts)

  • Strategies for deepening the three most prevalent types of thinking about characters in fiction: Right-Now Thinking (on the page), Over-Time Thinking (across a picture book, a chapter, or a novel), or Refining Thinking (nuanced connections across text and life themes)

  • Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching, conferring, and “thin slicing” what readers need next

With What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow?  you learn to trust your instincts and trust your students to provide you with information about the next steps that make the most sense for them. Teaching students to engage with and understand nonfiction and fiction becomes personal, purposeful, and a homegrown process that you can replicate from year to year and student to student.

Educator Discounts at us.corwin.com

-Kim Yaris and Jan Burkins

Authors of Who’s Doing the Work?

“"We know of no resource that promotes responsive teaching as well as these books do. Goldberg and Houser like teaching to improve, and then describe how teachers can learn to be fully in the moment of instructional decision making by focusing on a handful of things. From the detailed lessons to boxes titled, 'Decide to teach this tomorrow if your students . . .' these authors anticipate the content teachers want and the questions they raise. These thoughtful books show teachers how to make children’s reading needs central to instructional planning."

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