European Parliament Library

Why do I have to read this?, literacy strategies to engage our most reluctant students, Cris Tovani

"The book uses the metaphor of a mask (Invisibility, Anger, Class Clown, etc.) our most challenging students wear to hide their reasons not to engage in reading and writing"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: I Hate School and I'm Not Wild About You Either -- These Kids Don't Care -- The Masks Kids Wear -- The Mask of the Class Clown -- The Mask of Minimal Effort -- The Mask of Invisibility -- When Am I Fully Engaged? -- Circles of Engagement: Behavioral, Emotional, and Cognitive -- What Comes First? -- Back to Our Big Questions -- Chapter 2: Wedgies, Drunken Bears, and the Stress of Shortsighted Planning -- Trust Them to Think -- Our Big Questions -- Planning Ahead to Keep from Getting Behind -- Winging Workshop -- Thinking About the Long and Short of It: Long-Term Planning that Guides the Day-to-Day Work -- Curriculum Is More Than the "Stuff" We Teach -- CYA Structures: Harnessing the Power of the Six Ts: Topic, Tasks, Targets, Text, Tend to Me, and Time -- The Six Ts Organized by Small Bites: Topic, Tasks, Targets, Text, Tend to Me, and Time -- Long-Term Planning Components that Remove the Masks -- Chapter 3: The Masks of Anger and Apathy -- The Mask of Anger -- The Mask of Apathy -- Teacher as Chief Connector -- Connecting Kids to Content -- Connecting Students to Each Other -- Connections to Text -- What Works Best to Connect Kids to Text? -- Where Do I Find Text That Kids Will Read? -- Connections Affect Anger and Apathy -- What Works? Five CYA Strategies That Help Students Take Off the Masks of Anger and Apathy -- Chapter 4: The Mask of the Class Clown -- Why Text Matters -- Tending to Text Selection -- Tending to Topics -- Who Cares About the Rock Cycle? -- Rodderick and the Rocks -- Fifty-Two Stories High -- What Makes a Topic Compelling? -- I Don't Want to Get Political -- Why Controversy Matters -- The View from the Street -- What Works? Five CYA Strategies That Help Students Put Away Their Class Clown Mask
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 220 pages), color illustrations
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU
  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR
  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE