Building Reading Comprehension Habits: A Toolkit of Classroom Activities

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Pub. Date: 2010-02-15
Publisher(s): Intl Literacy Assn
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Great tips on teaching  May 30, 2011
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This textbook is a great resource for scientifically sound strategies for teaching reading. It inspired me to model my thinking more as I read to students and to create my own visuals and activities that build comprehension processes. This will be a well-used textbook. Thanks!

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Middle and high school coaches and content teachers: Here are great suggestions for teaching comprehension skills to students at varied reading levels and from different cultures and linguistic backgrounds.

This second edition of Jeff Zwiers' bestseller features more than 80 classroom-tested, research-based ideas. These engaging activities are organized around six strategies of reading comprehension that need to become habits:

Organizing text information by sculpting the main idea and summarizing

Connecting to background knowledge

Making inferences and predictions

Generating and answering questions

Understanding and remembering word meanings

Monitoring one's own comprehension

You'll also find 35 reproducible graphic organizers and variations on the activities to help support English learners, struggling readers, and other students who need extra support.

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