Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement (Paperback)
 
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Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement (Paperback)

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    Since its publication in 2000, Strategies That Work has become an indispensable resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. In this revised and......more

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Since its publication in 2000, Strategies That Work has become an indispensable resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. In this revised and expanded edition, Stephanie and Anne have added twenty completely new comprehension lessons, extending the scope of the book and exploring the central role that activating background knowledge plays in understanding. Another major addition is the inclusion of a section on content literacy which describes how to apply comprehension strategies flexibly across the curriculum. The new edition is organized around four sections:

Part I highlights what comprehension is and how to teach it, including the principles that guide practice, a review of recent research, and a new section on assessment. A new chapter, Tools for Active Literacy: The Nuts and Bolts of Comprehension Instruction, describes ways to engage students in purposeful talk through interactive read alouds, guided discussion and written response.
Part II contains lessons and practices for teaching comprehension. A new first chapter emphasizes the importance of teaching students to monitor their understanding before focusing on specific strategies. Five lessons on monitoring provide a sound basis for launching comprehension instruction. At the end of each strategy chapter, the authors outline learning goals and ways to assess students' thinking, sharing examples of student work, and offering suggestions for differentiating instruction.
Part III, Comprehension Across the Curriculum is new. Comprehension strategies are essential for content-area reading, where information can be challenging, and presented in unfamiliar formats. This section includes chapters on social studies and science reading, topic study research, textbook reading and the genre of test reading.
Part IV shows that kids need books they can sink their teeth into and the updated appe...

Author:
Harvey, Stephanie
Genre:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
Audience:
College/higher education
Edition:
2
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
339
Language:
English
Publisher:
Stenhouse Pub
Publish Date:
05/30/2007
Copyright Year:
2007
ISBN:
9781571104816
Height:
10.0 in
Wdth:
8.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.9 lb
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