40 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts

40 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts

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Overview

Gaining the skills to critically read a wide variety of informational texts is more important than ever for today's K-12 students. This carefully crafted book offers 40 standards-based instructional activities that teachers can immediately put to use in the classroom. Clear rationales and step-by-step instructions are provided for implementing each strategy, together with helpful classroom examples and suggested texts for different grade levels. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 44 reproducible worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. (Prior edition title: 35 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts.)

New to This Edition
*Now features more strategies, including 16 that are completely new.
*Explicit links throughout to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other current standards.
*Two additional strands of activities: Reading Closely and Discussion.
*Numerous new and revised reproducible tools--all downloadable.

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From the Publisher

"I already use the prior edition of this book to plan my weekly informational text lessons efficiently, but the new edition is even better. It is opening my eyes to even more possibilities to better serve the needs of my students. The strategies are presented in a clear format that can be easily adapted to any curriculum, and are up to date with the CCSS. Classroom teachers, resource teachers, and intervention specialists can use the strategies in whole-class or small-group instruction. When these strategies are implemented, students of all levels are engaged in meaningful discussions and writing activities."--Arlene Rodriguez Sanchez, MEd, third-grade teacher and reading specialist, San Diego Unified School District

"Teachers will find this book a treasure trove of practical, research-based best-practice strategies. 40 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts builds on the previous edition with additional strategies that utilize close reading, citing text evidence, synthesizing information across sources, and text-dependent questions. This is definitely the right book at the right time. It will be useful for staff development and as a supplemental textbook in literacy methods classes."--Terrell A. Young, EdD, Department of Teacher Education, Brigham Young University

"This is one of the best books I have seen for supporting the explicit instruction of informational texts. The authors provide an easy-to-use guide for teachers at any grade level, including classroom examples and authentic text recommendations. Each research-based strategy is presented alongside corresponding Common Core standards. This professional resource is the one I will recommend to my colleagues and teacher candidates, no matter what curricular materials they currently use."--Julie Barkley, MA, academic coach, St. Cloud School District, Minnesota

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462526093
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 1,186,818
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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