Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies: A Practical Classroom Guide : 9781442518612

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies: A Practical Classroom Guide

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1st
ISBN
 
9781442518612
ISBN 10
 
1442518618
Published
 
30/09/2009
Published by
 
Pearson New Zealand
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Description
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies is a step-by-step guide based on the latest reading comprehension research and is the result of Sheena’s learning journey into research-based practice and her experiences teaching in a real classroom.

This book includes information on how to introduce and teach strategies and how they fit into your literacy programme. Each strategy has its own chapter, with:

  • an explanation of the strategy and how it supports comprehension
  • the language we use when using a strategy
  • guided and independent student activities that support teaching the strategy.
There is also an extensive range of teacher- and student-friendly support material, including strategy starter posters, photocopiable masters, bookmarks and certificates.

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies comes with a CD that provides all photocopy masters and support material in digital format.

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Table of contents

PART ONE: BACKGROUND
Introduction
A model for introducing and teaching reading comprehension strategies
Creating a supportive classroom environment for strategy teaching
Getting started: some frequently asked questions answered
Recording the learning process
How to use this book

PART TWO: THE KEY STRATEGIES
Activating prior knowledge
Self-monitoring
Predicting
Questioning
Making connections
Visualising
Inferring
Summarising
Synthesising

Other useful strategies
Skimming
Scanning
Adjusting reading rate
Evaluating the text
Word attack strategies
Fix-up strategies
Building vocabulary knowledge

References
Acknowledgements

Author biography

Sheena Cameron is an experienced classroom teacher who has taught in New Zealand, England and the United States. She currently works in teacher professional development in New Zealand schools and at Kohia Teachers’ Centre at the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland. Sheena continues to teach in the classroom part time in order to trial ideas and keep in touch with the reality of classroom life.

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