Introducing Metacognition into Student Reading

Introducing Metacognition into Student Reading

What did you find challenging about last night’s reading? What did you do when you struggled with the reading? What helped make this reading easier? What new strategies did you try with this reading that you haven’t used before? These types of questions ask students...
Encouraging Every Student to Talk

Encouraging Every Student to Talk

I have a very quiet ENG 99 class this semester. Even still at week three or four, they were very reluctant to speak up in front of the whole class or even in small groups. So I decided to try something that I had learned at a Reading Apprenticeship workshop several of...
Google Docs: Learning to Love Again

Google Docs: Learning to Love Again

Google Docs and I met at a gathering over at the EMT office several summers ago. Mark DeLonge introduced us and told us we were made for each other. And he was right—we hit it off right away. I was mostly struck by how easy the relationship was. We could meet any time...
We Read

We Read

By Kristen Salathiel Most of my ENG 97/107 students have never read a whole book before. Since reading is such an important skill for college and life, my colleague Nancy Gray and I work hard to turn these students into readers. We want them to not just gain some...