Foreword by Dave Levin ix Preface: Getting the Most out of This Book xiii Acknowledgments xxi About the Author xxiii Introduction: What Is Reading Without Limits? 1 PART 1 LAUNCHING LIFELONG READERS 1 Finding Students' Reading Levels 25 PART 2 STEPS TO CREATING LIFELONG READERS 2 Teaching Students to Understand What They Read 49 3 Choice Reading to Encourage a Ton of Reading 79 4 Shared Reading to Teach, Reinforce, and Challenge 116 5 Guided Reading to Move Students Along Their Continuum 145 PART 3 PUTTING THE POWER OF CHOICE, SHARED, AND GUIDED READING TO WORK IN YOUR CLASSROOM OR SCHOOL 6 Make It Visible 171 7 Muscle Memory Routines 185 8 What to Do When Choice, Shared, or Guided Reading Isn't Working 209 PART 4 STEPS TO ENHANCE LIFELONG READERS 9 Reading Conferences, Our Aha Moments 225 10 Teaching Vocabulary 248 11 Class Discussion 270 12 Standardized Tests 289 13 Testing 1, 2, 3 . . . Testing 306 PART 5 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER 14 Planning a Lesson 329 15 Building the Reading Without Limits Program 344 Appendix A List of Children's and Young Adult Texts Referenced and Recommended 357 References 362 Notes 370 Index 380
Maddie Witter is a founding teacher of KIPP Infinity Charter School, one of the top-performing middle schools in New York City. At KIPP Infinity, Maddie taught literacy, and was the school's founding director of instruction where she supervised teacher development and curriculum for the reading, writing, content, and nonfiction studies programs.