Activating Reading Capabilities in English

Amanda McGraw and Mary Mason

The foundation of Activating Reading Capabilities in English is students’ reading experiences gathered and examined during a seven-year research and professional learning program for secondary English teachers. Attending closely to students’ experiences and broader research into reading processes, a framework of reading capabilities was developed and trialled in schools. This book describes the power of each of those reading capabilities and includes reading activities that teachers designed to activate the capabilities and engage students to think deeply about texts, collaborate with peers, and respond with imagination and scrutiny. This is a practical book, including samples of student work, but it also provokes English teachers to critically reflect on practice and trust their imaginations. Read more here.