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Another wonderful book is "A Hope in the Unseen"  Every semester I use this
books my students thank me for having them read it.


Pat

Patricia Maher, Ph. D.
Director, Tutoring & Learning Services
University of South Florida
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On 1/25/09 10:30 PM, "Frailey, Marty" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Roz,
>    We are still using The Kite Runner in Rea 112.  It is the most popular book
> I have ever used in a college class.  I have had so few students who were not
> thrilled with it that I have kept using it.  The movie did skip large amounts
> of the book so I don't see why you should drop it because of the movie.
>    The Thousand Splendid Sons just wasn't that good a book. and I am presently
> reading Three Cups of Tea but I think that book is far too difficult for our
> students. We did use The Reader and The Secrtet Life of Bees this Fall in Rea
> 091.
>    We have updated and revised some of our handouts for The Kite Runner, if
> you want me to send you the revised ones I could do that.  We have added a
> component where the students make an outline or sematic map of their paper and
> turn that in before writing the paper.
>     If you have any ideas you want to send to me for the web site please do.
> Our Rea071-081 classes are filled with students who just finished ESL classes
> so you probabaly have good ideas for that group.  In the Rea 071 class we read
> an adolescent novel Wolf Rider. It took place at a College campus so that made
> then enjoy it more I think.
> 
> Marty Frailey
> Lead Faculty Reading- Downtown Campus
> office CC272
> phone  (520) 206-7020, fax (520) 206-7044
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> ________________________________________
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Roz Bethke [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 4:00 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Sharing Reading ideas
> 
> Marty,
> 
> I am glad to hear about your project and appreciate the information/comments
> by David Caverly. We (Johnson County Community College) have a group of
> developmental educators going to NADE so I will tell our reading people about
> your session on Thursday, Feb. 26.
> 
> I attended one of your presentations (CRLA, Portland in 07, I believe) where
> you talked about teaching Kite Runner. It was very well done, and I came away
> with a lot of information. We too had been teaching Kite Runner on one of our
> reading levels for several years. We thought we would need to stop once the
> movie came out, but many teachers thought the movie lacked the detail and
> depth of the book so the book is still popular.
> 
> Actually this semester will be my first time teaching Kite Runner since I've
> been teaching another level and in ESL learning communities. I intend to make
> use of materials from my colleagues and from you. I'm wondering if others are
> still teaching KR, if anyone is teaching Ten Thousand Splendid Suns or Three
> Cups of Tea.
> 
> Again, Marty, thanks for your posting. Good luck on your project.
> 
> Roz Bethke
> 
> Professor of Reading/AAC
> Johnson County Community College
> Overland Park, KS 66210
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> ________________________________________
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Frailey, Marty [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 1:07 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Sharing Reading ideas
> 
> David,
>  Thanks for responding.  I am just getting started with this and I expect that
> I will add more categories as I find new ideas and collect ideas from others.
> I do have many of the books and publications you mentioned so I will review
> them.  The nice thing about a sabbatical is that without teaching and grading
> papers, I really have time to put into this.
>  Are you going to be at Nade this February?  I would like to ask you about
> this "new literacies " and "differentiated instruction..." I work at the
> Downtown Campus of our college where most of the immigrants, refugees and
> international students end up.  I am in some cases teaching classes with 80%
> ESL students. Thanks again for your input.
> 
> Marty Frailey
> Lead Faculty Reading- Downtown Campus
> office CC272
> phone  (520) 206-7020, fax (520) 206-7044
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> ________________________________________
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Caverly, David [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 5:36 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Sharing Reading ideas
> 
> Marty,
> 
> Thank you for beginning this excellent project on behalf of those who teach
> developmental reading. Collecting and documenting instructional interventions
> into these 11 categories will become a useful resource for all of us.
> 
> I would also encourage submissions that improve "fluency", "new literacies",
> as well as "differentiated instruction for students who are culturally and
> linguistically different and students with special needs."  These submissions
> can easily be integrated into your 11 categories.
> 
> Second, I would ask potential submitters include in their documentation
> evidence of success ranging from student comments, instructional histories, to
> quantitative or qualitative data. Even if the instructional strategies have
> not been tested, chronicling them is an important first step to informing us
> all.
> 
> Finally, I would encourage your submitters or you to connect these
> instructional strategies with the most current research as found in the new
> Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research, 2nd Ed. (Flippo &
> Caverly, 2009), Teaching Developmental Reading (Stahl & Boylan, 2003), and
> What works: A guide to research-based best practices in developmental
> education (Boylan, 2002).  Comparing these instructional strategies to the
> extant research literature will provide a useful benchmark to help us make
> sound instructional decisions.
> 
> Boylan, H. (2002). What works: A guide to research-based best practices in
> developmental education. Boone, NC: National Center for Developmental
> Education.  Retrieved September 12, 2007, from
> http://www.ncde.appstate.edu/whatworks.htm
> 
> Flippo, R. F., & Caverly, D. C. (2009). Handbook of college reading and study
> strategy research (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
> 
> Stahl, N. A., & Boylan, H. R. (2003). Teaching developmental reading. Boston,
> MA: Bedford-St. Martin's Press.
> 
> I, for one, am looking forward to what you find.
> 
> David C. Caverly, Ph.D.
> Professor, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
> Texas State University - San Marcos
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