Teaching for Deep Comprehension A Reading Workshop Approach

ISBN-10: 1571104038
ISBN-13: 9781571104038
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $37.33
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 200
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos describe the process of comprehension as a reflection of the mind-a window into the reader's thoughts. In Teaching for Deep Comprehension they discuss comprehension from a socio-cognitive perspective - specifically, how teachers can use the social context of reading workshop to promote deep comprehension. The book is framed around three guiding questions:Can comprehension be taught? How does a model become a barrier to comprehension? When does a tool become the reason for reading? Linda and Carla mesh complex theories of comprehension with everyday practical examples in such a way as to help teachers develop a better understanding of what it means to comprehend while reading. The book's appendix contains a wealth of reproducible materials, including text maps, graphic organizers, book lists, and resource charts. Supporting the text is a DVD containing eighty-five minutes of video from a first-grade reading workshop (shared reading, author studies, share time), an adult book discussion, a fourth-grade reading workshop (mini-lesson and literature discussion groups), and other settings.

Linda Dornis a Professor of Reading Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is Director of the Center for Literacy. She has over 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching at the elementary and intermediate levels. She has published numerous articles on literacy acquisition, and she has co-authored four professional books:Apprenticeship in Literacy: Transitions Across Reading and Writing; Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writing Workshop Approach; Shaping Literate Minds: Developing Self-Regulated Learners; and Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach(Stenhouse). nbsp; Carla Soffosnbsp;is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and Literacy Coaching. She is co-author of two books,Shaping Literate MindsandScaffolding Young Writers,nbsp;and three video series,Results That Last, Developing Independent Learners, andOrganizing for Literacy.Soffosnbsp;is currently completing degree requirements for an Educational Specialist in Reading, with a research focus on intervention programs in comprehensive literacy schools. nbsp; nbsp;

Contents of the DVD Chapters
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Understanding Comprehension
Reading for Deep Comprehension
Language for Literacy Learning
Teaching for Strategic Processing
Understanding Language for Comprehending Texts
A Workshop Approach to Literacy Learning
Creating Literature Discussion Groups
Designing Mini-Lessons for Deep Comprehension
Appendix
Shared Reading Aids
Professional Development Activities
Glossary of Genres; Book Lists by Genre and Grade Level; Genre Descriptions, Questions, and Text Maps; Graphic Organizers
Rubrics for Assessment
Correlation of DVD Chapters and Segments to Book Chapters
References
Index

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