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Strategies that work : teaching comprehension for understanding and engagement

Author: Stephanie Harvey; Anne Goudvis
Publisher: Portland, Me ; Markham, Ont. : Stenhouse Publishers : Pembroke Publishers, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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A resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. It is organised around four sections. It defines  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Harvey; Anne Goudvis
ISBN: 9781571104816 157110481X
OCLC Number: 488651151
Description: xviii, 339 s. : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Reading is thinking --
Reading is strategic --
Effective comprehension instruction: teaching, tone and assessment --
Tools for active literacy: the nuts and bolts of comprehension instruction --
Text matters: choice makes a difference --
Monitoring comprehension: the inner conversation --
Activating and connecting to background knowledge: a bridge from the new to the known --
Questioning: the strategy that propels readers forward --
Visualizing and inferring: making what's implicit explicit --
Determining importance in text: the nonfiction connection --
Summarizing and synthesizing information: the evolution of thought --
Content literacy: reading and understanding social studies and science --
Topic studies: a framework for research and exploration --
Reading to understand textbooks --
The genre of test reading --
Appendix A: great books for teaching content in history, social studies, science, music, art, and literacy --
Appendix B: magazines and web sites --
Appendix C: professional journals for selection of children's books --
Appendix D: assessment interview with fourth graders
Responsibility: Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis

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