Improving Comprehension with Questioning the Author A Fresh and Expanded View of a Powerful Approach

ISBN-10: 0439817307
ISBN-13: 9780439817301
Edition: 2006
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Description: We want our students to be proficient readers. Engaged readers. Readers who get the big idea and can apply their understandings. But how do we help our students get there? Where do we begin?

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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Scholastic, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

We want our students to be proficient readers. Engaged readers. Readers who get the big idea and can apply their understandings. But how do we help our students get there? Where do we begin?

Acknowledgments
Questioning the Author: Helping Students Engage Deeply with Text
Texts and the Way Students Understand Them
Queries
Planning
Discussion
Implementation
Implementing QtA: 25 Classroom Cases
Getting Discussion Going
Segmenting Text
Responses in the Right/Wrong Mode
Too Little Text Covered
Follow-Up Queries
Student Responses That Contain Wrong Information
Ideas Going Astray
Focusing Comments
Not Getting Anywhere
Unanticipated Student Comments
Making Connections
Lengthy Student Responses
Collaboratively Building Understandings
Helping Students Grapple
Listening to Students' Responses
Making It a Discussion
Keeping Hold of Text Ideas
Keeping Track of Information
When Discussion Gets Repetitive
Classroom Participation
Evaluating Student-Initiated Ideas
Constructing Meaning
When It's Hard to Formulate a Query
Building Toward Understanding
Assessment and QtA
Excerpted Work
References
Index

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