The Process of Meaning Making
During July 2013 we read and chatted about this book for several weeks in the Twitterverse and created a facebook page here that includes several of the storified chats. We are currently prepping for a reprise chat, Tuesday, April 22 from 8:30 – 9:30 EST. Questions for the chat are on this google doc. Our hashtag is #WRRDchat . Follow @azajacks @rscalateach @jarhartz who have been an integral part of this adventure for the last year.
Why is this book so important?
It is important because the authors, Dorothy Barnhouse and Vicki Vinton, illuminate the process of meaning making for teachers and then provide clear, explicit examples from work with students at a variety of levels. Too often, teachers feel pressured to “test” the students into comprehension and to search for that “one” correct interpretation. In this life-changing text, Barnhouse and Vinton remind us that the readers truly must be the ones who are “making meaning.”
Check out the free samples on line:
- Amazon http://www.amazon.com/What-Readers-Really-Do-Teaching/dp/0325030731
- Heinemann (free chapter) http://www.heinemann.com/products/E03073.aspx
Other sources of information:
Vicki Vinton’s blog “To Make a Prairie http://tomakeaprairie.wordpress.com/
and a previous post of mine from last July: CCSS and Beyond: Know and Wonder Charts https://franmcveigh.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/ccss-and-beyond-know-and-wonder-charts/
Join us Tuesday night, April 22, 2014, as we share our learning, continue to ask questions and expand our learning community!