Tag Archives: Robert Probst

The Big 5: Ken Lindblom on the Professional Books That Got Him to Where He is Today

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Every so often we like to ask our authors about the books that most affected their teaching, the books that served as turning points in their practice or opened their eyes to a new way of approaching their work, thinking about education, or seeing children. In this installment, we bring you the professional book top five of Ken Lindblom, Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University (SUNY), and former high school English teacher. Ken has also served as the editor of English Journal and is on the Executive Board of the Conference on English Education (NCTE). Ken is a co-author of the Heinemann book Making the Journey, fourth edition, which published in the fall of 2016.

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Teaching “Notice & Note” and “Reading Nonfiction” Together

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If you’ve been eagerly anticipating Kylene Beers and Bob Probst's nonfiction follow-up to Notice & Note, the wait is overReading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies is out now. In today's post, Bob and Kylene discuss how Notice & Note and Reading Nonfiction might be taught together.

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We Read Nonfiction Every Day

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If you’ve been eagerly anticipating Kylene Beers and Bob Probst's nonfiction follow-up to Notice & Note, the wait is overReading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies is out now! In today's blog, Bob and Kylene discuss how we read nonfiction everyday and should develop the reading muscles for it. It's part of our jobs!

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Reading Nonfiction: Challenge And Change

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If you’ve been eagerly anticipating Kylene Beers and Bob Probst's nonfiction follow-up to Notice & Note, the wait is overReading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies is out now! In today's blog, Bob and Kylene discuss how successful nonfiction should challenge and/or change your held beliefs.

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Reading Nonfiction: Are Text Features A Kind Of Signpost?

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If you’ve been eagerly anticipating Kylene Beers and Bob Probst's nonfiction follow-up to Notice & Note, the wait is overReading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies is out now! In today's blog, Bob and Kylene discuss whether text features in nonfiction can be considered signposts.

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The Reading Nonfiction Signposts: Extreme and Absolute Language

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When a writer uses extreme or absolute language in his writing, using words like "all" or "none," he distorts the picture, and you as a reader need to ask yourself some questions. Why is the writer distorting this piece? Is it strategic? Is it knowing? How do I respond, and how do I move forward in the reading?

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