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Strategies that work : teaching comprehension to enhance understanding

Teaches techniques designed to improve reading skills, covering how children can learn by making connections, asking questions, visualization, inferring answers, extracting ideas, and synthesizing information
Print Book, English, ©2000
Stenhouse Publishers, York, Me., ©2000
xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9781571103109, 1571103104
Part I: The foundation of meaning
Chapter 1. Strategic thinking
Chapter 2. Strategic reading
Chapter 3. Strategy instruction and practice
Chapter 4. Teaching with short text
Chapter 5. Book selection
Part II: Strategy lessons and more
Chapter 6. Making connections: a bridge from the new to the known
Chapter 7. Questioning: the strategy that propels readers forward
Chapter 8. Visualizing and inferring: strategies that enhance understanding
Chapter 9. Determining importance in text: the nonfiction connection
Chapter 10: Synthesizing information: the evolution of thought
Chapter 11: Strategy instruction in context: three classroom portraits
Chapter 12: Assessing comprehension: how do we know?
Part III: Resources that support strategy instruction
Appendix A. Great books and authors sets to launch strategy instruction and practice
Appendix B. Great books for teaching content in history, social studies, science, music, art, and literacy
Appendix C. Adult text sets
Appendix D. Magazines and newspapers for kids and young adults
Appendix E. Professional journals for selection of Children's books
Appendix F. Response options for each strategy
Appendix G. Assessment interview with fourth graders