Instruction With Literature, Informational Texts, and Basal Programs



   Order Code: GFP143    ISBN : 9781462511204
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This practical model for enhancing student reading comprehension guides teachers through constructing a comprehension curriculum suitable for any 2–8 classroom.

With vivid real-life examples and anecdotes, as well as helpful graphics, this Common Core–aligned manual presents innovative ways to build the knowledge, strategies, and motivation that children need to engage with different types of texts and become proficient, enthusiastic readers.

“With rich classroom examples, this book shows grade 2–8 teachers how to make reading comprehension instruction meaningful and effective. Brown and Dewitz detail ways to help students become knowledgeable, strategic, metacognitive, and motivated—outcomes that meet the expectations set in the Common Core State Standards. Perfect for teachers and teacher candidates in reading courses, this book will be a powerful tool for professional development.”
—Mariam Jean Dreher, PhD, Department of Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Leadership, University of Maryland, College Park

“In order to be a highly effective classroom teacher, I need to understand what children are doing when they attempt to comprehend. Brown and Dewitz do an outstanding job describing this invisible process within the successful reader’s mind. Their instructional suggestions and ideas line up with Common Core State Standards and are presented in a teacher-friendly format that can fit into your existing program. The ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’ section at the end of each chapter keeps the reader reassessing the whole comprehension puzzle with which teachers are challenged as they teach.”
—Kay M. Dimon, MEd, fourth-grade teacher, Fremont Elementary School, East Syracuse, New York

“The authors offer well-defined and illustrative core comprehension principles that are beneficial for teacher-training programs and daily use by classroom teachers. The book embodies the very essence of what needs to occur in classrooms across the nation to provide our children with vital reading strategies.”
—Nora Laaksonen, MEd, reading specialist, Accomack County (Virginia) Public Schools

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