Due to the diversity of readers in today's classrooms, teachers are called
upon to teach not reading, but readers. Personalized Reading highlights four
different types of readers -- the struggling reader, the reluctant reader, English
learners and advanced readers -- and presents ways to use technology tools
to accommodate their different reading styles. The strategies and classroom-ready
ideas in this book will help secondary educators incorporate technology to
promote reading, critical thinking and digital literacy, and will answer
questions like: How can teachers meet the needs of all learners to help them
think critically and communicate effectively? How can teachers approach reading
of visual, print and digital text?
This book will:
- Help teachers empower students with the skills and
strategies they need for reading success, and to find joy in reading.
- Inspire teachers to think beyond the text to help
meet students where they are and raise the level of thinking about teaching
- Provide activities and lessons to help support the diverse learners that
enter the classroom, and highlight a variety of technology tools to tap into
the multifaceted texts students can access.
With this book, secondary teachers will develop the skills they need to help
students select their own texts, conduct reading workshops and teach students to
read both print and visual texts, while identifying what works best for each
student to maximize learning and potential.
About the Authors
Michele Haiken is a literacy teacher at Rye Middle School in
Rye, New York, and an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College in Harrison,
New York. She is a frequent speaker and was a contributor to the ISTE book
Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age. As the editor of the ISTE
book Gamify Literacy, Haiken collaborated with game developers,
teachers, librarians and technology coordinators to demonstrate how teachers can
use gaming tools and activities to improve literacy and content learning.
L. Robert Furman, Ed.D., is an educator, leader, speaker and
the author of The Future-Ready Challenge and Technology, Reading
& Digital Literacy. He has received numerous awards, including being
named one of the National School Board Association's 2015 "20 to Watch" in
technology education. He is the principal at South Park Elementary Center near