Suitable for student and experienced teachers in secondary classrooms, this text offers a programme of teaching for all pupils in English lessons and through whole-school arrangements for literacy development. Geoff Dean provides an appraisal of approaches to reading and guides the teacher through a rationale for placing particular texts in front of pupils. New ways of considering stages of progression are suggested, and the necessity of re-engaging reluctant readers and of focusing more closely on language knowledge as central to reading growth is emphasized. Dean also explores ways of coordinating these approaches across all subject areas.
Table of Contents
Teaching reading in secondary schools; making the case for teaching reading and learning to be a reader; analytical reading, textual deconstruction and meaning-making; support, monitoring and assessment; reading for boys; reading for pupils with English as an additional language; reading for the most and the least able; reading in subjects other than English - types of texts, special requirements and support; whole-school and departmental reading policies.