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Followingthe successful format of the companion volumes for teaching writing,mathematics, science, and social studies, BestPractices for Teaching Reading presents firsthand accounts of outstandinginstructional strategies and lessons for teaching reading to students in bothelementary and secondary school. Randi Stone brings readers into the classroomsof more than twenty-five award-winning teachers who share their unique andcreative strategies for reaching elementary and secondary learners with diverselearning styles and abilities. From getting fourth-grade students excited tostudy Shakespeare to creating "wonder journals" to incorporating reading in themath classroom, these teachers have tried it all! Withforty classroom-tested strategies, BestPractices for Teaching Reading provides practical guidance for buildingstudents' decoding and vocabulary skills while developing their comprehensionand motivation for reading. This collection of best practices presents usefultips in getting students to: ·Getexcited about reading ·Makeconnections between different texts ·Becomeeffective writers as well as readers ·Useliteracy skills across the curriculum Veteranand new teachers alike will find an abundance of fresh ideas to teach readingwhile helping students build confidence, increase academic achievement, anddevelop critical thinking skills.