Fifty Active Learning Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension

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Merrill Prentice Hall, 2002 - Education - 285 pages
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This book incorporates the strongest and most current research available to help teachers actively involve their students in the reading comprehension process. Teachers receive expert guidance in a step-by-step format that clearly states and fully illustrates each of the 50 strategies. It delivers “must have” information that enables teachers to assess their students' current strategies. A six section organization enables teachers to easily access appropriate strategies for specific teaching objectives: word and sentence level comprehension, paragraph level comprehension, integrating background knowledge, holistic comprehension, self-monitoring strategies, and assessment to inform instruction. For elementary school teachers.

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Contents

SECTlON J Word and Sentence Level Comprehension
1
Exploring Word meanings and Applications
14
Applications and Examples
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Adrienne Herrell is a professor of reading/language arts at California State University, Fresno, where she teaches classes in early literacy, assessment, and strategies for teaching English language learners. Fifty Active Learning Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension is Dr. Herrell's fourth book for Merrill/Prentice Hall. Her previous books include Camcorder in the Classroom with Joel Fowler, Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, and Reflective Planning, Teaching, and Evaluation: K-12, Third Edition, with Judy Eby and Jim Hicks. Dr. Herrell's writing and research are built on her experiences teaching in Florida's public schools for twenty-three years. She and Dr. Jordan (co-author) are currently engaged in research in Fresno's public schools validating the effectiveness of the strategies described in this text.

Michael Jordan is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Technology and Coordinator of the Multiple Subject Credential Program (Elementary Credential) at California State University, Fresno. He has taught primary grades through high school in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and California. Dr: Jordan is an actor, education director, and board member of Theatre Three Repertory Company in Fresno, California, and is dedicated to providing children and youth access to live theatre. He and Dr. Herrell incorporate many dramatic reenactment strategies in their joint research working with vocabulary and comprehension development in children learning English in the public schools of Fresno. Fifty Active Learning Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension is Dr. Jordan's first book, and he has published several articles on interactive script writing and vocabulary development to enhance reading comprehension for children.

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