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ROMAN Reading Will Help Students Read Critically

November 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Literature, Marking in books, Resources, Teaching, Teen Literacy

ROMAN ReadingI am very excited to announce the release of the Practice Edition of ROMAN Reading, a book that will help student readers take the next big leap in understanding literature. Based on my free e-book from 2007, and written primarily for 13-18 year-olds, ROMAN Reading bridges the gap between being a fluent reader and becoming a skilled, critical, literary reader.

Short and to the point, ROMAN Reading gives readers the five tools they need to understand sophisticated books, and presents them in a way that is easy to remember:

R: Read the book/story all the way through once.

O: Outline the major events or elements of the book.

M: Mark the book.

A: Ask the right questions.

N: Name your experience.

In this expanded practice edition of ROMAN Reading, students get the chance to apply their new skills immediately with stories by some of the world’s greatest writers:

  • “The Bet” by Anton Chekhov
  • “God Sees the Truth But Waits” by Leo Tolstoy
  • “The Happy Prince” by Oscar Wilde
  • “How Much Land Does a Man Need” by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Christmas Carol (unabridged) by Charles Dickens

Each story includes a checklist so readers can work their way through the five different skills and keep track of their progress.

ROMAN Reading is ideal for classrooms or home schools, as each section could be taught as a single lesson, and the entire book could be used for a multi-week introduction to how to read literature. The included stories offer thought-provoking issues and themes that make for lively discussions.

I’ve used the information in this book for many years, and I’ve seen the difference it can make in teen readers. ROMAN Reading also includes my own reading list of great books, collated from thirteen other “great books” lists.

Try ROMAN Reading today, and help the young men and women in your life begin their journey to becoming literate, skilled readers.

If you’re interested in reviewing ROMAN Reading, let me know and I’d be happy to provide you with an electronic copy.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Rita Kenefic

    Roman Reading sounds wonderful! I would love to preview an electronic copy. Your blog is great. Thanks for sharing! Rita

  • pat

    I’m a lit teacher in a middle school in Buenos Aires Argentina. I’ d love to get an electronic copy of at leats some chapters of what sounds like a very interesting book.

  • Brandon

    Could I get an electronic copy?

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