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Strategies That Work, 3rd edition: Teaching Comprehension for Engagement, Understanding, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8 / Edition 3

Strategies That Work, 3rd edition: Teaching Comprehension for Engagement, Understanding, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8 / Edition 3

by Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis
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In this new edition of their groundbreaking book Strategies That Work, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis share the work and thinking they’ve done since the second edition came out a decade ago and offer new perspectives on how to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers.
Thirty new lessons and new and revised chapters shine a light on children’s thinking, curiosity, and questions. Steph and Anne tackle close reading, close listening, text complexity, and critical thinking in a new chapter on building knowledge through thinking-intensive reading and learning. Other fully revised chapters focus on digital reading, strategies for integrating comprehension and technology, and comprehension across the curriculum.
The new edition is organized around three sections:

Part I provides readers with a solid introduction to reading comprehension instruction, including the principles that guide practice, suggestions for text selection, and a review of recent research that underlies comprehension instruction.
Part II contains lessons to put these principles into practice for all areas of reading comprehension.
Part III shows you how to integrate comprehension instruction across the curriculum and the school day, particularly in science and social studies.
Updated bibliographies, including the popular “Great Books for Teaching Content,” are accessible online.
Since the first publication of Strategies That Work, more than a million teachers have benefited from Steph and Anne’s practical advice on creating classrooms that are incubators for deep thought. This third edition is a must-have resource for a generation of new teachers—and a welcome refresher for those with dog-eared copies of this timeless guide to teaching comprehension.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625310637
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 07/03/2017
Edition description: third edition
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 75,433
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 5 - 13 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Harvey is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences. She speaks on reading comprehension; active literacy; nonfiction reading; writing and research; inquiry based learning; reading and writing workshop; and the role of passion, wonder, and engagement in teaching and learning. 

Steph is the coauthor (with Anne Goudvis) of Strategies That Work, now in its third edition (2017), as well as several Stenhouse videos (see titles to the left). Her first Stenhouse book, Nonfiction Matters (1997) is also available.

Table of Contents

Strategy Lessons in Part II vii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction to the Third Edition xix

Part I The Foundation of Meaning 1

Chapter 1 Reading Is Thinking 3

Chapter 2 Reading Is Strategic 13

Chapter 3 Comprehension at the Core: Building Knowledge Through Thinking-Intensive Reading 25

Chapter 4 Twenty-First Century Reading: Books and Beyond 39

Chapter 5 Effective Comprehension Instruction: Teaching, Tone, and Assessment 57

Part II Strategy Lessons 71

(For n list of specific lessons, see page vii.)

Chapter 6 Instructional Practices for Teaching Comprehension 73

Chapter 7 Monitoring Comprehension: The Inner Conversation 87

Chapter 8 Activating, Connecting, and Building: Why Background Knowledge Matters 105

Chapter 9 Questioning: The Strategy That Propels Readers Forward 125

Chapter 10 Visualizing and Inferring: Making What's implicit Explicit 151

Chapter 11 Determining Importance in Text: The Nonfiction Connection 185

Chapter 12 Summarizing and Synthesizing Information: The Evolution of Thought 211

Part III Comprehension Across the Curriculum 233

Chapter 13 Content Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Researching in Science and Social Studies 235

Chapter 14 Researcher's Workshop: Inquiry Across the Curriculum 253

Afterword 273

Children's Resources 275

Professional Resources 279

Index 287

To access the online appendixes, including updated book lists for launching strategy instruction and teaching across the content areas, visit and enter the access code TEACH.

Appendix A Great Books to Launch Strategy Instruction

Appendix B Great Books for Teaching a Range of Content Areas and Subjects

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