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Comprehension Experience Engaging Readers Through Effective Inquiry and Instruction

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ISBN-10: 0325030413

ISBN-13: 9780325030418

Edition: 2011

Authors: W. Dorsey Hammond, Denise D. Nessel, Regie Routman

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The Comprehension Experienceis the rare book that causes us to rethink much of what we thought we knew about comprehension instruction.-Regie RoutmanAuthor of Reading EssentialsWhat kind of instruction best supports comprehension? Ask Dorsey Hammondand Denise Nessel, veterans steeped in both research and classroom practice. "Most important," they assert, "is to promote readers' intellectual and emotional engagement with texts every day through effective thinking and discussion." The Comprehension Experienceexplains how to do it K-12 with fresh, research-driven practices.Hammond and Nessel say readers must do more than master skills and learn strategies. They must have highly engaging, deeply satisfying experiences with narrative and informational texts. They must think actively, talk productively, and focus on meaning. Hammond and Nessel show how to do this by:engaging readers' curiosity to draw them into textsusing teaching language to stimulate students' thinkingleveraging the reading-writing connection to strengthen understandingmaking comprehension a priority for emerging readersensuring that instruction leads to effective self-directed reading.To support what they say, Hammond and Nessel provide rich classroom dialogues to illustrate exemplary instruction in action. Read The Comprehension Experienceand discover how to guide all readers to better thinking and deeper understanding.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Regie Routman's intimate knowledge of teaching and learning, down-to-earth style, and dedication to children's success have made her one of the most vibrant and respected names in literacy education. Her books, Teaching Essentials; Writing Essentials; Reading Essentials; Conversations; Literacy at the Crossroads; Invitations; The Blue Pages; and Transitions, all published by Heinemann, have encouraged hundreds of thousands of teachers to take charge of their professional learning and create efficient, joyful practices. Currently she is dedicating herself to a new, dynamic framework to support teachers' professional development. The DVD-based Regie Routman in Residence supports in-depth, yearlong literacy staff development that replicates the demonstration teaching she conducts in weeklong residencies and brings to life the practices she advocates in Teaching Essentials. Regie continues to inform and inspire teachers as a language arts coach in schools across the country, as a sp