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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION
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Fifty Active Learning Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension by
Call Number: LB1050.45 .H47 2002
Publication Date: 2001-08-10
This book incorporates the strongest and most current research available to help teachers actively involve their students in the reading comprehension process. Teachers receive expert guidance in a step-by-step format that clearly states and fully illustrates each of the 50 strategies. It delivers "must have" information that enables teachers to assess their students' current strategies. A six section organization enables teachers to easily access appropriate strategies for specific teaching objectives: word and sentence level comprehension, paragraph level comprehension, integrating background knowledge, holistic comprehension, self-monitoring strategies, and assessment to inform instruction. For elementary school teachers.
Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers by
Call Number: LB1181.2 .M32 2004
Publication Date: 2004-04-20
This book uses the research base on cognition, reading comprehension and retention. It defines strategic reading instruction, describes what a cognitive strategy is, explains the important ways that strategies differ from instructional activities and reading skills, and briefly introduces the seven cognitive strategies that highly effective readers routinely use. Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers also focuses on specific research-based teaching practices that will help students mature into highly effective readers. A variety of K-8 instructional activities successfully teach the strategies, although the activities can be altered to fit any teaching style and grade level. The book concludes with a discussion of school-wide strategic reading instruction for wider implementation.
Assessing Readers by
Call Number: LB1050.46 .F55 2003
Publication Date: 2003-01-15
A handy reference and resource, Assessing Readers above all empowers teachers, encouraging them to think about the value of their assessment and instruction choices and supporting them with tools to help them achieve their goals.
When Kids Can't Read - What Teachers Can Do by
Call Number: LB1050.46 .F55 2003
Publication Date: 2002-10-22
For Kylene Beers, the question of what to do when kids can't read surfaced abruptly in 1979 when she began teaching. That year, she discovered that some of the students in her seventh-grade language arts classes could pronounce all the words, but couldn't make any sense of the text. Others couldn't even pronounce the words. And that was the year she met a boy named George. George couldn't read. When George's parents asked her to explain what their son's reading difficulties were and what she was going to do to help, Kylene, a secondary certified English teacher with no background in reading, realized she had little to offer the parents, even less to offer their son. That defining moment sent her on a twenty-three-year search for answers to that original question: how do we help middle and high schoolers who can't read? Now in her critical and practical text When Kids Can't Read - What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 , Kylene shares what she has learned and shows teachers how to help struggling readers with comprehension vocabulary fluency word recognition motivation Here, Kylene offers teachers the comprehensive handbook they've needed to help readers improve their skills, their attitudes, and their confidence. Filled with student transcripts, detailed strategies, reproducible material, and extensive booklists, this much-anticipated guide to teaching reading both instructs and inspires.
Reading, Writing, and Gender by
Call Number: LB1576 .G68 2002
Publication Date: 2002-02-12
Like an increasing number of educators, you recognize that girls and boys approach reading and writing differently, and that boys are lagging behind girls in many assessments of literacy learning. This book does more than describe and explain these differences. It builds on the authors' state of the art research to offer instructional strategies and classroom activities to help both girls and boys develop as readers and writers. This book is for classroom teachers in grades 3 - 8 as well as for reading specialists, instructional leaders and other educators. It provides - detailed descriptions of instructional activities, accompanied by reproducible tools and materials - illustrative examples of student work - concise summaries of state-of-the-art research - ideas for action research projects. The strategies and activities in this book have all been classroom tested with diverse student populations.
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