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Teaching for Comprehension in Reading, Grades K-2: Theory and Practice

Teaching for Comprehension in Reading, Grades K-2: Theory and Practice

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Teach children to read deeply with the help of this powerful new book filled with classroom-tested, research-based strategies written in a clear and friendly style. The first part discusses the strategies and structures readers need to comprehend text—and the changes those readers experience as they move up the primary grades. The second part shows strategy instruction in action, in real classrooms, by master teachers. The third part focuses on how planning, organization, and management support instruction. It's all here. For use with Grades K-2.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439542586
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Series: Theory and Practice
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,224,599
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Gay Su Pinnell, Editor/Author, is Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in classroom teaching and field-based research, and has developed and implemented comprehensive approaches to literacy education. Her outstanding achievements include the International Reading Association's Albert J. Harris Award for research in reading, the Ohio Governor's Award for Education, and the Charles A. Dana Foundation Award. Pinnell is widely published in many education journals, and is the coauthor of many important literacy resources, including Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children and Teaching for Comprehension in Reading, Grades K-2.

Patricia Scharer is an associate professor at The Ohio State University, where her research focuses on classroom use of children's literature and early literacy instruction. She is the coauthor of Rethinking Phonics: Making the Best Teaching Decisions (Heinemann, 2001).

Table of Contents

Part IExpanding Our Understanding: The Foundation for Successful Teaching13
Chapter 1What Does It Mean to Comprehend a Text?15
Chapter 2Teaching for Comprehension Across the Language and Literacy Framework33
Chapter 3The Role of Emotion in Memory and Comprehension55
Chapter 4From Primary to Intermediate Grades: How Do Children Change as Readers?75
Part IITeaching for Comprehension as Students Engage With Text85
Chapter 5The Literary Path to Comprehension: Writer's Craft and Guided Reading87
Chapter 6Scaffolding the First Reading of a Book for Children Who Are Learning to Read105
Chapter 7Teaching Versus Prompting: Supporting Comprehension in Guided Reading127
Chapter 8Teaching for Phrasing and Fluency: Connections to Comprehension143
Chapter 9Teaching for Comprehension in Guided and Independent Reading167
Chapter 10Extending the Meaning of Texts: Beyond the Book in Guided Reading185
Chapter 11Interactive Read-Aloud: Supporting and Expanding Strategies for Comprehension211
Part IIIFacilitating Effective Teaching Through Organized Productive Independent Work225
Chapter 12Problem-solving Managed Independent Learning: What Makes It Work?227
Chapter 13Shifting Teaching and Management to Meet Learners' Changing Needs: Transitions from Primary to Intermediate239
Chapter 14Questions and Answers about Classroom Management257
Bibliography of Professional Books and Articles277
Bibliography of Children's Literature281

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