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Spotlight on Comprehension Building a Literacy of Thoughtfulness

ISBN-10: 0325007195
ISBN-13: 9780325007199
Edition: 2004
Authors: Linda Hoyt
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Description: Spotlight on Comprehensionpresents a tapestry of short, highly practical essays loaded with ready to use strategies for teaching reading comprehension and assessing understanding. Hoyt and an All-Star ensemble of contributors - including Ellin  More...

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Book details

List price: $58.13
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 12/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794

Spotlight on Comprehensionpresents a tapestry of short, highly practical essays loaded with ready to use strategies for teaching reading comprehension and assessing understanding. Hoyt and an All-Star ensemble of contributors - including Ellin Keene, Tony Stead, Nell Duke, Franki Sibberson, Mike Opitz, David and Yvonne Freeman, Adria Klein, Mary Lee Hahn and Gretchen Owocki - cover the spectrum of comprehension instruction, addressing topics like: implementing the latest research on reading comprehension into your instruction improving children's comprehension strategies, especially questioning, inferring, and summarizing helping emerging, developing, and second language readers improve their comprehension using writing to build readingcomprehension tackling a range of texts and genres across the curriculum, including standardized tests building a robust vocabulary organizing instruction around guided reading, the read aloud, and independent reading. Best yet, Hoyt and her expert contributors include handy tools like checklists, sample lesson plans, book lists, strategy lists, assessment rubrics, and learning extensions that will help you take their ideas and use them in your own classroom immediately. Each chapter even includes Key Questions designed to stimulate personal reflection and support professional conversations or book-study groups. Read Spotlight on Comprehension- in short segments, or all at once; by yourself, or with friends and colleagues - and gather a wealth of strategies for building a literacy of thoughtfulness which will empower your students to get the most meaning from the varied texts of our world.

Linda Hoyt is a nationally recognized consultant who creates environments where engaged children are active participants in their own learning. She is the author, co-author, or editor of Solutions for Reading Comprehension, Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition; Spotlight on Comprehension; Exploring Informational Texts; Make It Real; and Snapshots as well as Snapshots the DVD and the Navigating Informational Texts staff development DVD - all published by Heinemann. In addition, she is the author of Interactive Read-Alouds for grades K - 1, 2 - 3, 4 - 5, and 6 - 7, classroom materials offered by firsthand. Comprehension Strategies: That Help Your Struggling Students Be More Successful Readers, Grades 2 - 5, Linda's BER video series, illustrates many of the strategies found in Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition, and is used around the country as a staff development resource for enhancing teachers' understanding of comprehension. Linda Hoyt is a Heinemann Professional Development Provider. � Listen to an interview with Linda Hoyt on Education Talk Radio - 11/09/2011 (35:58)

Laying the groundwork for effective instruction
Building a literacy of thoughtfulness
Learning from comprehension research : critical understandings to guide our practices
To understand
Building a context for strategy instruction
Comprehension instruction : explicit and multifaceted
Many ways of knowing
Crafting environments that foster comprehension
An environment for thoughtful literacy
The intimate classroom : establishing an emotional environment that encourages thoughtful literacy learning
The Compehension Classroom
Check it out
Helping parents help us : promoting comprehension through parent involvement
Comprehending strategically : questioning, inferring, summarizing
Guiding comprehension through questioning and coaching
The ease of questioning
Partner think alouds
Read it again, differently
Inference : a partnership with the author
Getting at language : words, writing, and reading like a writer
Comprehending at the word level
Building a robust vocabulary
Alphaboxes and the two-word strategy...not just for little kids
Language banks, imagery and poetry : reading from a writer's point of view
Strategies authors use to aid comprehension
Interactive paragraphs
Text to tunes : extending understanding by writing songs
Comprehension instruction : read alouds, guided reading and independent reading
Building comprehension through read alouds with picture books
Listening is comprehension too!
Making connections : building companion collections for guided reading
Comprehending nonfiction : using guided reading to deepen understanding
Guided reading : more than just decoding and retelling
From doubt to celebration : strategy instruction in independent reading
Reading partnerships : grasping deeper layers of meaning
Tackling texts (and tests) across the curriculum
The power of rereading informational texts
A recipe for success : comprehension strategies across the curriculum
A teachable moment for a teacher : nonfiction for emergent readers
Science notebooks : developing understanding and strategies
I see what you mean : using iMovie in the reading workshop
Paint pots of poetry : deepening comprehension through cooperative poetry discussion
Math + literature = comprehension and concepts!
Is Pluto a planet? : how inquiry curriculum supports comprehension
Comprehending standardized tests
Puzzled about comprehension and standardized testing?
Understanding comprehension and the emergent reader
Comprehension and the emergent reader
Comprehending the cereal box
Making thinking come alive in the early childhood classroom
"You are my sunshine" is not about the sun! : teaching comprehension to young children through song lyrics
Read alouds and retells : building early text comprehension
Searching for a comprehension game-plan? just follow the Yellow Brick Road!
Supporting comprehension for English language learners
Frontloading for ELL's : building concepts and vocabulary before reading
Preview, view, review : giving multilingual learners access to the curriculum
Three for the road : strategies for success with bilingual learners!
Scaffolding and contextualizing : reading for real with English learners
Expanding the World Though Read Alouds : Unlocking Comprehension for English language learners
Considering instruction that works
A veteran teacher reflects on comprehension
Aligning strategy instruction across classrooms : the middle school high five
"Can I tell you a secret?" : lessons from a resistant middle school reader
Finding our way through diverse perspectives : comprehending points of view and language
Boys will be boys

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