Chapter 12

1. Reflect on a teacher you know who appears to be highly effective in teaching students to read for knowledge and enjoyment. In light of this chapter, what do you believe makes this teacher effective? What do you believe makes Mr. Fortney such an effective teacher of intermediate literacy? What are the similarities between the two teachers? Differences?

2. Brainstorm a list of ways you can ensure that the students in your class will read not only for knowledge but also for enjoyment. Share and discuss this list with the others in your class. What do you consider the most effective methods?

3. Discuss the provisions that must be made so that linguistically and culturally diverse learners may succeed. How do you believe such provisions affect the native English speakers in the class?