Matching Texts to Readers
Date posted: February 13, 2019
How do you match texts with readers? Do levelled texts help?
Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts by Jennifer Serravallo is a new book that looks at levelling books as a tool for teachers, but only one tool in helping connect readers to text.
To give you a taste of what you’ll find in the book, read What Are the Best Ways to Use Leveled Texts?, an interview with Jennifer Serravallo on Cult of Pedagogy. Here’s a graphic from the interview that summarizes her thoughts on how levelled texts may be misused – and what to do instead. (Click the image to enlarge.)
Find out more in the following:
- Author Interview With Jennifer Serravallo: ‘Understanding Texts & Readers’
- A Review of Understanding Texts & Readers
- Rethinking “Just right”: Reader and Text Variables that Impact Comprehension
Or better yet, email firstname.lastname@example.org to borrow this book (or other books by this author).