Improving Comprehension Instruction Rethinking Research, Theory, and Classroom Practice

ISBN-10: 0787963097
ISBN-13: 9780787963095
Edition: 2002
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Description: In this volume, leading scholars review what has been learned since 1990 about effective methods for promoting reading comprehension and how to best apply these methods in classrooms.

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/4/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

In this volume, leading scholars review what has been learned since 1990 about effective methods for promoting reading comprehension and how to best apply these methods in classrooms.

Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Foreword
Preface
The Editors
The Contributors
New Directions in Comprehension Instruction
Introduction: Improving Comprehension Instruction: An Urgent Priority
Reconceptualizing Reading Comprehension
The Thinking Process Approach to Comprehension Development: Preparing Students for Their Future Comprehension Challenges
From Good to Memorable: Characteristics of Highly Effective Comprehension Teaching
The Guided Reading Lesson: Explaining, Supporting, and Prompting for Comprehension
Instructional Components for Promoting Thoughtful Literacy Learning
New Comprehension Lessons Across the Curriculum
Differentiating Reading and Writing Lessons to Promote Content Learning
Parsing, Questioning, and Rephrasing (PQR): Building Syntactic Knowledge to Improve Reading Comprehension
Using Writing to Improve Comprehension: A Review of the Writing-to-Reading Research
Research-Based Comprehension Practices That Create Higher-Level Discussions
Goose Bumps and Giggles: Engaging Young Readers' Critical Thinking with Books from the Teachers' Choices Project and Graphic Organizers
Integrating Technology and Innovative Instruction
Using Technology to Individualize Reading Instruction
Computers, Kids, and Comprehension: Instructional Practices That Make a Difference
Out of This World: Cyberspace, Literacy, and Learning
Reading in the Digital Era: Strategies for Building Critical Literacy
Overcoming Comprehension Challenges
Hitting the Wall: Helping Struggling Readers Comprehend
At-Risk Students: Learning to Break Through Comprehension Barriers
Helping Struggling Readers Make Sense of Reading
Conclusion: Improving Comprehension Instruction: A Path for the Future
Name Index
Subject Index

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