Comprehension Connections

Author: Tanny McGregor
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325008875
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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!

Constructing Meaning Through Kid Friendly Comprehension Strategy Instruction

Author: Nancy N. Boyles
Publisher: Maupin House Pub
ISBN: 0929895746
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Endorsed as a foremost Best Teaching Practice, this guide is rich with models, a complete instructional plan, and real-life examples. Students will understand how to apply comprehension strategies competently while they are reading. Includes a CD of classroom reproducibles and supports.

Connecting Comprehension Technology

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Firsthand Books
ISBN: 9780325047034
Size: 38.76 MB
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Summary: "Through their celebrated Comprehension Toolkit series Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis present an active literacy learning framework that grounds students in the nonfiction reading and thinking strategies they will need throughout school and into college and careers. In Connecting Comprehension and Technology Steph and Anne invite teachers to join them in Katie Muhtaris' and Kristin Ziemke's classrooms to envision and embrace technology as a powerful tool for extending these Toolkit practices and enhancing literacy instruction and innovation. Offering the know-how born from years of classroom experience and clear steps for getting started, Connecting Comprehension and Technology provides practical lessons that teach students how to navigate, evaluate, collaborate, and communicate through digital resources. Not limited to specific hardware or software, lessons are designed around technical functions; tools readily accessible to students in their world and easily adopted in your school, whether you are taking your first steps into technology or looking to leverage existing resources"--From publisher's website.

7 Keys To Comprehension

Author: Susan Zimmermann
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307453189
Size: 37.64 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.

Preventing Misguided Reading

Author: Jan Burkins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625312105
Size: 65.28 MB
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Feeling exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feels the same way you do about guided reading--that it's not working the way you think it should? You are not alone. There seems to be much confusion surrounding guided reading--the term even means something different from school to school. Now you can turn to the 50 years of collective experience of authors Jan Burkins and Melody Croft to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. Jan and Melody present personal clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work through their own tricky parts as they guide readers. The book's six chapters each clarify a misunderstanding about guided reading instruction in the following areas: The teacher's role and the gradual release of responsibility Instructional reading level Text gradients Balanced instruction Integrated processing Assessment With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own challenges as you guide groups of readers.

Breaking The Code

Author: J. Richard Gentry
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009223
Size: 18.13 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

A Circle Of Friends

Author: Giora Carmi
Publisher: Star Bright Books
ISBN: 9781932065008
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When a young boy leaves his muffin beside a sleeping homeless man, a cycle of goodwill begins.

Qar Now

Author: Taffy E. Raphael
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439745833
Size: 49.54 MB
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Shows how QAR--a research-based approach for improving reading comprehension--provides a framework for questioning activities and illustrates how it can be integrated into all content areas.

Teaching With Intention

Author: Debbie Miller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103872
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Offers advice for teachers on defining their own principles and values and applying them to teaching practices, covering such topics as classroom set up, lesson plans, and assessments.

Teaching Strategic Processes In Reading

Author: Janice F. Almasi
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506429
Size: 55.21 MB
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This accessible teacher resource and course text shows how to incorporate strategy instruction into the K–8 classroom every day. Cutting-edge theory and research are integrated with practical guidance and reflections from experienced teachers of novice and struggling readers. The book describes the nuts and bolts of creating classroom contexts that foster strategy use, combining explicit comprehension instruction with scaffolded support, and providing opportunities for students to verbalize their thinking. It features reproducible learning activities and planning and assessment tools. New to This Edition *The latest knowledge and classroom-tested methods. *Chapter on response to intervention (RTI). *Chapter on organizing instruction across the school day and week. *Expanded practical content, including sample lessons and more early literacy and upper-elementary examples.