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Reading Power promotes reading comprehension with a wealth of effective
strategies that help students think as they read.


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Based on the research of David Pearson and influenced by Stephanie Harvey, Reading Power provides students with the tools to become more thoughtful and meaningful readers as well as how to become “meta-cognitive” or aware of their thinking while they read. Developing a “common language of thinking” across grades is a key aspect to this approach, while teachers learn the importance of using this language in all aspects of their teaching.

Central to the program is authentic children’s literature specifically chosen to help teach and practice each of the five Reading Powers: connect, question, visualize, infer and transform. These books are used for modeling, guiding and supporting students, enabling them to successfully focus on the strategy and acquire a deeper understanding of their thinking.

Teachers across the province have found this practical approach to comprehension instruction easy to implement and the “layer” they can add to their current programs to enhance their students understanding of text.


Writing Power

As a follow up to her successful Reading Power books which focus students on their "thinking" while they read, Adrienne Gear has developed Writing Power - a practical and thoughtful resource which supports students as they write to engage thinking. Teachers already familiar with Reading Power will find this an easy way to link up their reading instruction with their writing instruction. Using the same 5 thinking strategies, Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer and Transform, young writers will learn how to engage and invite their readers' thinking through their writing. This practical book will guide teachers through a series of lessons focusing on each of the strategies. A wide range of effective writing techniques are outlined and reinforced throughout the book, as well as suggested "anchor books" for each lesson. While Adrienne integrates both fundamentals of the writing process and the six traits throughout her book, she examines how developing an awareness of my readers' thinking can impact our ability to write more effectively. This book comes complete with scripted, sequential lessons, recommended anchor books, black lined masters and assessment rubrics. Writing Power will change the way you think about and teach writing in your classroom!

Nonfiction Writing Power - IS HERE!

Exciting news! Nonfiction Writing Power is here! This follow-up to Writing Power is designed to help teachers develop a writing program that will enable their students to harness all of their Nonfiction Writing Powers: to Describe, to Instruct, to Compare, to Persuade, to Explain, and to Report. It illustrates ways to encourage students to write because they have something to say, and to recognize that writers of nonfiction need to consider intent, structure, form and language features. Ideal for teaching writing in the content areas, the book includes guidance on linking writing forms to Science, Social Studies, and other subject areas. As with her other books, Adrienne provides teachers with practical lessons, reproducible templates and a wide range of recommended anchor books to support your lessons.