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The Flipped Reading Block: Making It Work

How to Flip Lessons, Blend in Technology, and Manage Small Groups to Maximize Student Learning

The Flipped Reading Block: Making It Work

How to Flip Lessons, Blend in Technology, and Manage Small Groups to Maximize Student Learning

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Flipped lessons and blended learning are powerful ways to engage digital natives and maximize learning time-both in the classroom and out. Mentor teacher Gina Pasisis offers strategies and tips for making this approach work in the reading classroom, including how-to's for flipping lessons, blended strategies that incorporate technology for working with small groups and facilitating independent reading, and management solutions to keep everything running efficiently and effectively. Includes companion online materials-model lessons, student samples, and more!


“Gina Pasisis’ book is an inspiration for new as well as seasoned teachers who may or may not possess dazzling technology skills. Ms. Pasisis makes understanding the term flipped easy to ‘see’ in the book and in videos. This book provides the specifics on how to truly transform your teaching and students’ learning.”
Cecelia Boswell, Ed.D., author of Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education
“Gina has created a practical book on engaging students while getting the best insights out of them through blended learning. Filled with model lessons, tips for organizing and managing collaborative small-group learning with online and face-to-face components,
and easy-to-use rubrics, this book is a must-have for getting the most out of your current reading program.”

Deborah Morgan, 7th-grade Teacher, Colleyville, TX
“Gina Pasisis takes the timely concept of the flipped classroom and adeptly applies the idea to the reading block. Teachers looking for ways to engage students will appreciate Gina’s skillful redesign of instructional strategies and classroom structures in the ELA classroom after students have viewed the online mini-lesson”
Darrell Becker, Ed.D.,
“The strategies presented allow teacher time to be spent optimally, while increasing student engagement.”
Debbie Lewis, 5th-grade Teacher, Poway, CA
“The Flipped Reading Block makes sense of the flipped classroom. This book clearly illustrates how flipping the classroom transforms sedentary students into engaged and active learners, while maintaining best teaching practices. This is a book with heart written by a well-researched and passionate educator.”
Jamie Diamond & Megan Gaier Knapik, authors of Literacy Lessons for a Digital World

Teacher Tips

Student Perspectives:

"I enjoy communicating online with my friends about what we are learning in school."—Kate, intermediate student

"The flipped classroom helped me. You get to rewind the video instead of asking the teacher. "Can you explain it again?" Some teachers don't have the patience to explain things again and again."—Stella, middle-school student

"Online tutorials in a flipped classroom helped me practice more and learn the materials better."—Kelly, high school student

Product Details

  • Item #: NTS577345
  • ISBN13: 9780545773454
  • Format: Professional Book
  • Pages: 160
  • Grades: 4 and up

The Flipped Reading Block: Making It Work

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