That's a GREAT Answer! Teaching Literature-Response Strategies to Elementary, ELL, and Struggling Readers

ISBN-10: 1936700441

ISBN-13: 9781936700448

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Nancy N. Boyles

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The ability to comprehend and to respond meaningfully to text is a skill students need every day not just on test day. That�s a GREAT Answer! provides complete and ready-to-go support to help teachers get great answers to open-ended comprehension questions from the students who need help the most elementary students, struggling older readers, and English language learners.In this revised second edition, Nancy Boyles now includes new Common Core State Standards-based objectives, step-by-step lesson sequences, collaborative tasks that link teaching to learning, insightful new teaching tips, updated and enhanced bibliographies, and student targets on the CD that specify how to meet each objective and answer a particular comprehension question.Her ready-to-go student scaffolds then break comprehension objectives into fifty-three specific, measurable, open-ended questions divided among four thinking strands. A chart shows the correlation between all objectives and the Common Core State Standards for comprehension easily aligned to the literacy objectives of any state curriculum.Each open-ended question includes:a step-by-step lesson sequencea template for a related oral collaborative taskteaching tipsa bibliography of fiction and nonfiction picture books aligned with the questiona template instructing students how to find key evidence for the objective before writing their responsean answer frame scaffold for initial response practice that helps students at any grade level organize and elaboratea target on the CD that specifies for students how to meet each objective and answer a particular comprehension question�The included CD provides all of the answer frames and targets for the open-ended questions, as well as rubrics, criteria charts, planners, and an extensive master bibliography that matches key fiction and nonfiction literature models with appropriate objectives.From setting a foundation with great standards, books, and instruction through guidelines for assessment, That�s a GREAT Answer offers a (now more) complete, great answer for teachers who want to empower their students to respond well to open-ended questions.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

A former classroom teacher and professor of reading, Nancy Boyles is a literacy consultant, who provides workshops, model lessons, and curriculum support to districts and organizations nationally, regionally, and locally. Over the course of her career she has received numerous awards , including New England Reading Association's Outstanding Literacy Leader Award and Connecticut Reading Association's Celebrate Literacy Award for exemplary service.

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