Fostering Comprehension in English Classes

Fostering Comprehension in English Classes

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This valuable, research-based guide gives middle and secondary English teachers the tools they need to improve the comprehension skills of all their students. Core chapters explain specific practices for fostering learning from texts; leading students to a thorough, lasting understanding of subject matter; nurturing meaningful responses to literature; explicitly teaching comprehension strategies; and engaging students in higher-order thinking. An additional chapter highlights vocabulary instruction. Throughout, attention is given to building comprehension skills in a diverse range of students, from high achievers to struggling readers and English language learners. A wealth of hands-on materials are featured, including lesson plans, scaffolded reading experiences, and a richly detailed example of a teaching unit that shows how all facets of comprehension instruction can be brought together in the classroom.At the conclusion of the text, students can go through their entire notice and wonder chart to see how accurate their predictions and hunches ... Let us say a class of 10th-grade students is reading from the first chapter of Luis Alberto Urreaa#39;s By the Lake of Sleeping Children: The ... Once the leader completes reading the first two paragraphs, group members ask, teaching Comprehension strategies 125.

Title:Fostering Comprehension in English Classes
Author:Raymond Philippot, Michael F. Graves
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2009


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