Teaching Reading Comprehension Processes

ISBN-10: 0205453759
ISBN-13: 9780205453757
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $93.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254

Preface
Acknowledgments
Comprehension Processes: An Overview
Traditional Subskill Models and Methods
Comprehension Processes
Understanding Sentences
Connecting Sentences
Understanding the Whole
Elaborating
Metacognition
The Total Comprehension Process
Socio-Cultural Contexts
An Example
A Final Note
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Comprehension Process Teaching
Research-Based Socio-Cultural Teaching Practices
Meaningful and Authentic Reading Activities
Amount of Reading
Discussions
Process Instruction
Writing for Comprehension
Questions on Content (Meaning) and Process (Making)
Culturally Responsive and Relevant Teaching
A Note About Instructional Methods
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Understanding and Connecting Sentences
Comprehending Sentences
Chunking
General Teaching Strategies
Remedial Chunking Instruction
Selecting Details
General Instruction in Detail Selection
Explicit Selection Activities
Connecting Sentences
Anaphora
Incidental Teaching of Anaphoric Inference
Activities for Remedial Instruction in Anaphoric Inference
Connectives
Incidental Teaching of Connective Inference
Remedial Connective Instruction
Slot-Filling Inferences
Local Versus Global Connections
Summary
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
Sample Resources for Readers' Theater
References
Understanding the Whole
Story Grammars
Instructional Procedures for Story Grammar Awareness
Organizational Patterns in Expository Materials
Instructional Procedures for Organizational Awareness
Selecting Important Information in Nonfiction Materials
Summarizing
Incidental Instruction: K-12
Explicit Summarizing Instruction
Summary
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Elaborating
Elaborative Processes
Prediction
General Instruction in Making Predictions
Other Prior-Knowledge Elaborations
Incidental Instruction in Prior-Knowledge Elaborations
Explicit Instruction in Prior-Knowledge Elaborations
Mental Imagery
Incidental Instruction in Mental Imagery
Specific Activities for Encouraging Imaging Strategies
Visual Literacy
Affective and Aesthetic Response
Incidental Teaching of Affective and Aesthetic Response
Higher-Level Thinking
Application
Analysis
Synthesis
Evaluation
Critical Literacy
Voice and Identity
Empathy and Pluralism
Historical, Sociological, and Utopian Imagination
Media Literacy
Praxis
Final Considerations for Teaching Elaboration
Summary
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Metacognition: Selecting, Evaluating, and Regulating Strategies
Adjusting Strategies According to Context
Instruction in Metacognitive Decision Making
Comprehension Monitoring
Incidental Teaching of Comprehension Monitoring
Explicit Monitoring Instruction
Reading for Remembering: Studying
Comprehension Processes as Study Strategies
Self-questioning for Remembering
Traditional Study Strategies
Teaching Study Skills: K-12
Computer Literacy
Webquests
Summary
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Selected Resources for Webquests
Reader Contexts: Who Is Reading?
Prior Knowledge
Facilitating Prior-Knowledge Usage
Building New Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Activities for Teaching Vocabulary Related to Reading
Development of Word-Learning Independence
Motivation
Cultural Differences
Summary
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Text Contexts: What Is Being Read?
Readability
Matching Students with Materials
Bias in School Reading Materials
Summary
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Situational Contexts: Why, When, and Where Are They Reading?
The Comprehension Task
Reading Purposes and Strategies
The Social Context
Teacher-Student Interactions
The Instructional Group and Classroom Environment
The School and Community
Summary
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Integrating Assessment and Instruction
Standardized Tests of Comprehension Ability
Multicontext Assessment
Assessment of Retellings
Thinking Aloud
Portfolio Assessment
Prescriptive Teaching Examples
Elementary Examples
Secondary Examples
A Final Note: "Outer Context"
Summary
Self-Check Test
Suggested Activities
References
Answers to True or False Questions
Index

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