The Art of Slow Reading

The Art of Slow Reading Tom Newkirk S Call To Appreciate The Value Of Slow Reading Is Both Timely And Important, Especially In An Era Where Skimming And Click And Go Reading Have Become The Norm For Our Students Newkirk Reminds Us That Our Deepest Reading Pleasures Are Often Found When We Slow Down And Pay Close Attention, And This Book Clearly Demonstrates How Slow Reading Deepens The Thinking Of Both Teachers And Students A Must Read For Anyone Concerned About The State Of Reading You Will Enjoy Reading The Art Of Slow Reading Slowly Kelly Gallagher, Author Of Readicide How Schools Are Killing Reading And What You Can Do About It This Beautiful And Hugely Important Book Overflows With Advice And Wisdom About Reading Enjoying It, Teaching It Newkirk Reminds Us Why Words Matter, That Words On Page Or Screen Are Not There Just To Be Processed, But To Savor And Enjoy, To Help Us Think And See Clearly, To Touch Our Hearts And Help Us Touch The World Mike Rose, Author Of Why School Reclaiming Education For All Of Us Read Mike Rose S Blog If Someone Were To Ask Me Who To Read, What To Read, And How To Read It, I Would Say, Without Hesitating, They Should Read Tom Newkirk, Read The Art Of Slow Reading, And Read It Slowly, Again And Again He Is To Reading And Teaching, Literacy And Learning What Michael Pollan Is To Food And Eating Tom Newkirk Gives Us Permission To Take Our Time When We Read, To Remember Why We Read, And To Take From That Reading Not Just The Nutrients And Knowledge But The Pleasure We Sought To Cultivate In Our Students And Ourselves In The Past Jim Burke, Author Of The English Teacher S Companion And What S The Big Idea This Book Challenges Popular Notions Of Reading The Idea That Quick, Extractive Reading Is The Goal For Students I Argue That Traditional Acts Of Slow Reading Memorization, Performance, Annotation, And Elaboration Are Essential For Deep, Pleasurable, Thoughtful Reading Thomas NewkirkThis Important Book Rests On A Simple But Powerful Belief That Good Readers Practice The Art Of Paying Attention Building On Memoir, Research, And Many Examples Of Classroom Practice, Thomas Newkirk, Recuperates Six Time Honored Practices Of Reading Performance, Memorization, Centering, Problem Finding, Reading Like A Writer, And Elaboration To Help Readers Engage In Thoughtful, Attentive Reading.The Art Of Slow Reading Provides Preservice And Inservice Teachers With Concrete Practices That For Millennia Have Promoted Real Depth In Reading It Will Show How These Practices Enhance The Reading Of A Variety Of Texts, From Fantastic Mr Fox To The Great Gatsby To Letters From The IRS.Just As Slow Reading Is Essential For Real Comprehension, It Is Also Clearly Crucial To The Deep Pleasure We Take In Reading For The Way We Savor Texts And For The Power Of Reading To Change Us.Tom S Washington Post Article Reading Is Not A Race The Virtues Of The Slow Reading Movement You might expect that this would be Luddite ish, but not really In fact, toward the end of the book, Thomas Newkirk defends the younger generation and opines that dismissing the social changes brought about by all of their techno treats is counterproductive Still, he adds, As Deborah Brandt has wisely argued in her book Literacy in American Lives, the social change rarely involves the wholesale discarding of older skil
This was a bitabout the pedagogy of reading than I was expecting, but I still found it a rewarding book.My knowledge of the classics is truly dismal, so imagine how delighted I was to find that in the very first century CE Quintilian expressly addressed the issue of purple prose in m m fanfics written by teen girls Let that age be daring, invent much, and
The Art of Slow Reading by Thomas Newkirk contained, for me, one of these experiences we all havewhen there is an idea skirting the edge of your consciousness, teasing you, staying just out of your reach And suddenly there it is, in print Dear God, what a relief Someone put it into words I fall a little in love with writers who can meet me at the edge of my thinking and take me a manageable distance along that same path Tom Newkirk did this for me when he wrote about the generative way The Art of Slow Reading by Thomas Newkirk contained, for me, one of these experiences we all havewhen there is an idea skirting the edge of your consciousness, teasing you, staying just out of your reach And suddenly there it is, in print Dear God, what a relief Someone put it into words I fall a little in love with writers who can meet me at the edge of my thinking and take me a manageable distance along that same path Tom Newkirk did this for me when he wrote about the generative ways in which writers read Fluency in writing, as in speech, comes from being responsive to what is happening It involves a special conversational way of reading, of allowing writing to invitewriting a process Don Murray called listening to the text This was not reading to comprehend, but reading to create p.171 This is what I want for my students I want them to be responsive in their reading, and then to put pencil to paper, be responsive in their writing, following the path of their o
I hope that it doesn t invalidate my thoughts that I read this in under a 24 hour elapsed time, while also reading half of The Great Gatsby and sleeping This is also the first book that I read on the Nook Study app The author sees reading as a constructive process John Dewey is referenced often The Six Practices are each given a chapter They are adding aspects of performance and oral reading to silent reading, memorizing some passages from reading material, centering e.g reading actively I hope that it doesn t invalidate my thoughts that I read this in under a 24 hour elapsed time
There are many things I appreciate about this book and some things I m not so sure about He talks about how even silent reading is auditory I think it depends on your learning modalities I do NOT hear myself read, even when I slow down to readdeliberatelybut that s about the only place I deviate from his message.Slow, deliberate, real reading Why are we all about speed Why are reading tests timed How does that cripple our kids And what could we be doing instead Newkirk gives There are many things I appreciate about this book and some things I m not so sure about He talks about how even silent reading is auditory I think it depends on your learning modalities I do NOT hear myself read, even when I slow down to readdeliberatelybut that s about the only place I deviate from his message.Slow, deliberate, real reading Why are we all about speed Why a
Though somewhatautobiographical and, by extension, less practically oriented than expected, Newkirk does a nice job of explaining the history of reading practices and how certain types of readings come to be valued As a compelling argument for slow reading, I would say the book leaves a bi
If a composer imagines and then notates a musical work, we can easily consider that creator to be an artist Similarly, if a musician decodes and performs that work expressively, that musician is also an artist The same relationship exists between choreographer and dancer But does the analogy extend to writers and readers If a literary artist puts work down on a page, is it possible for the reader to approach it artfully In The Art of Slow Readin
I thoroughly appreciated the differentiation the author makes between researched based vs time honored practices and defaults to the latter As is easy to see in Educationtruly new practices are few and far between rather what has worked is repeatedly repackaged Callahan calls the overloading of curriculum, adding without subtracting,the cult of efficiency , I m guilty of being an adherent and wish to now abstain Nodo I want to surf reading material any than I want to surf th I thoroughly appreciated the differentiation the author makes between researched based vs time honored practices and defaults to the latter As is easy to see in Educationtruly new practices are few and far between rather what has worked is repeatedly repackaged Callahan calls the overloading of curriculum, adding without subtracting,the cult of efficiency , I m guilty of being an adherent and wish to now abstain Nodo I want to surf reading material any than I want to surf through life.The Art of Slow ANYTHING seems to be a need Just slow down in fact paying attention is one of the hardest things any of us is asked to do Newkirk delves into six reading practices performing, mem
This book is a treasure for those who love to read or don t quite yet , and may find themselves reading books as something to just get done I ve had an unhealthy habit of skimming everything, and reading this book helped me to realize why I read in the first place, and has encouraged me to slow down and enjoy my books.It is philosophical the author supports an approach to reading as an interaction between the reader and author, that the text is not just something that contains meaning one mus This book is a treasure for those who love to read or don t quite yet , and may find themselves rea
page 16 19So I just loved it when Thomas Newkirk proposed that fluency included auditorizing and awkward word which he coins to mean creating an internal sense of the sound of the language, developing an inner ear for the way writing is told that the literate person derives pleasure from finding this ap

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  • The Art of Slow Reading
  • Thomas Newkirk
  • 05 February 2018
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