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Teaching for Transfer Why Students Need to Learn How to Attend to Any Text
Teaching for transfer: Why students need to learn how to attend to any text

In our last chapter, we talked about the wrong-headed suggestion that teachers have students dive into texts without any sort of preparation. You might have noticed that our focus was on how pre-reading activities can help students develop the critical conceptual understandings that they need to have a meaningful transaction with particular readings. You may also have noticed that we did not take up Coleman's (2011) critique of what he calls “the third typical introduction” to a text: a mini-lesson on a strategy. We think that his critique in this case is grounded on his belief that ...

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