7 Keys To Comprehension

Author: Susan Zimmermann
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307453189
Size: 13.96 MB
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It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children. 7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers—those who aren't already using this valuable program—practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use: • Connecting reading to their background knowledge • Creating sensory images • Asking questions • Drawing inferences • Determining what's important • Synthesizing ideas • Solving problems Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drawing A Blank

Author: Emily Iland
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575772
Size: 79.29 MB
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Although they may be fluent readers - indeed, many have very precocious reading skills - individuals with autism spectrum disorders often need support for comprehension. Comprehension difficulties in readers with ASD can be subtle, qualitative, and difficult to tease out. As a result, their substantial level of risk for reading comprehension problems is often overlooked or unaddressed, and many students struggle in silence. Further aggravating the situation is the fact that otherwise competent educational professionals is both general education and special education settings have limited training and experience helping readers with ASD. This is where Drawing a Blank comes in. Using a clearly stated and well-organized approach, this practical resource provides educational professionals and parents with the tools to improve comprehension for good decoders who have reading comprehension difficulties, as well as readers who struggle with both decoding and comprehension. In keeping with current standards, the book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based and promising practices based on thorough assessment of student's needs.

Strategies That Work

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 157110481X
Size: 35.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

Comprehension Connections

Author: Tanny McGregor
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325008875
Size: 56.60 MB
Format: PDF
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Inferring, questioning, determining importance. It's not easy to explain these abstract reading strategies to elementary readers, yet knowing how they work and how to use them is an important first step to connecting with texts. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension strategies. Comprehension Connections is a guide to developing children's ability to fully understand texts by making the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. McGregor's approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. Her lessons build bridges between the concrete and the abstract by incorporating writing, discussion, song, art, and movement into a web of creative connections that reinforce each strategy on a variety of levels. All the while Comprehension Connections offers an inside look at the dynamic of McGregor's teaching, showing you how her ideas look in action, and including the language she uses and that she encourages her students to use as they build their facility with: schema inferring questioning determining importance visualizing synthesizing. Many students struggle to understand what it is they are supposed to do as they learn to read strategically. Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of Comprehension Connections. Save $43.88!

Breaking The Code

Author: J. Richard Gentry
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009223
Size: 38.21 MB
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In his most important book to date, Gentry combines cutting-edge, brain-based research with sound classroom knowledge to explore early literacy development. Starting with the crucial interrelationship of reading and writing, he looks inside and out at the minds of emerging readers to find out how they construct the idea and process of reading. Then he presents a blueprint for instruction and early intervention that combines his new findings with best-practice teaching. His comprehensive instructional model focuses on building the specific skills, capacities, and experiences kids need by teaching them to write as they learn to read. Gentry gives you everything you need to implement successful beginning reading strategies as well as a variety of effective tips for supporting readers and writers throughout the primary grades

Summarizing Paraphrasing And Retelling

Author: Emily Kissner
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Size: 48.80 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling is a slim, do-it-all guide that presents everything you need for teaching kids to separate out trivial items in their reading and then identify and communicate the main ideas and crucial details. Emily Kissner breaks summarization down into smaller, more manageable skills-such as paraphrasing, writing synopses, retelling, and restating the main-idea-illustrating what good summarization looks like and how to adjust your teaching to fit your students' needs. She offers not only methods for individual and group instruction, but also handy, reproducible resources, such as assessment checklists, forms for group work, peer-response sheets, and sample passages for students to practice with. Best of all, Kissner's approach is a student-centered alternative to more traditional skill-and-drill preparations

Reading Rescue 1 2 3

Author: Peggy M. Wilber
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780761529637
Size: 59.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shows parents how to help their children raise their reading levels by following a three step learning program that builds comprehension strategies, strengthens phonic skills, and creates confident readers.

50 Literacy Strategies

Author: Gail E. Tompkins
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132944915
Size: 15.16 MB
Format: PDF
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The new edition of "50 Literacy Strategies: Step by Step "by Gail E. Tompkins is a conveniently organized resource for teachers, providing research-based and classroom-tested strategies to develop literacy skills. Everything you need to know to implement, adapt, and enrich each strategy is included in a consistent, easy-to-understand format. It's a wonderful resource for elementary and middle school teachers in literacy and language arts! New to this edition- New strategies, including Possible Sentences, Process Drama, and RAFT.- Differentiating Instruction feature in certain chapters describes ways to adapt the instructional strategy to meet the needs of all students.- Go Digital! feature in certain chapters suggest ways to integrate digital technology resources such as podcasts and Inspiration software into the instructional strategy.- Common Core State Standards for the English Language Arts feature pinpoints the ways individual strategies connect to this important set of standards.- Booklists identify mentor texts teachers can use when teaching a particular instructional strategy. What readers have to say"My students keep this text. This book is captivating to students, and they report that it encourages them to think from various perspectives. It contains helpful text lists, assessments and reproducible materials."--Angela J. Cox, Georgetown College" There are so many strategies available, the ones listed in the book are some of the major and successful strategies. The Instructional Focus helps to narrow down strategies to what the students want to build their lessons about. Grade Level Designation is very useful, allowing students to make sure they are using appropriate grade-level strategies."--Deborah A. H. Williams, Wayne State University" The strategies are the essential ones I use in my course. English Language Learner features are a critical component because few of my students have had any interaction with English learners and need significant helpunderstanding second language literacy."--Charlotte L. Pass, SUNY Cortland

Super Six Comprehension Strategies

Author: Lori D. Oczkus
Publisher: Christopher-Gordon Pub
ISBN: 9781929024698
Size: 18.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Excellent resource for teachers. Includes overviews, vignettes, lesson, reproducibles, and more for each of the "Super Six"--Predicting, inferring, questioning, monitoring comprehension, summarizing & synthesizing, and evaluating. Accompanying CD-ROM (in separte folder) contains staff development and comprehension inquiries.

Mosaic Of Thought

Author: Ellin Oliver Keene
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325010359
Size: 29.51 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explains how teachers can enhance their students comprehension skills; providing classroom strategies, examples, vignettes, tools for creating reader workshops, advice on think-alouds and conferring, and tips on long-term planning.