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Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781571104816
Author(s): Stephanie Harvey
Format: Paperback
Year: 2007
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Dimensions: 203 x 255 x 21 (w x l x h)
Pages: 339
Pages: 5-13

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Since its publication in 2000, "Strategies That Work" has become an indispensable resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. In this revised and expanded edition, Stephanie and Anne have added twenty completely new comprehension lessons, extending the scope of the book and exploring the central role that activating background knowledge plays in understanding. Another major addition is the inclusion of a section on content literacy which describes how to apply comprehension strategies flexibly across the curriculum. The new edition is organized around four sections: Part I highlights what comprehension is and how to teach it, including the principles that guide practice, a review of recent research, and a new section on assessment. A new chapter, Tools for Active Literacy: The Nuts and Bolts of Comprehension Instruction, describes ways to engage students in purposeful talk through interactive read alouds, guided discussion and written response.
Part II contains lessons and practices for teaching comprehension. A new first chapter emphasizes the importance of teaching students to monitor their understanding before focusing on specific strategies. Five lessons on monitoring provide a sound basis for launching comprehension instruction. At the end of each strat
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