Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact

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American Library Association, 2007 - Education - 170 pages
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Research shows that collaboration between classroom teachers and teacher-librarians improves overall effectiveness in increasing students' reading comprehension. Drawing on cutting edge research in instructional strategies, Moreillon, a veteran school library media specialist, offers a clear, rigorous roadmap to the task of teaching reading comprehension in a proven collaborative process. Packed with practical applications, this expert guide: encourages collaboration with a flexible design and delivery framework; strengthens partnering techniques to improve reading comprehension; addresses three levels of literacy development; identifies seven key strategies that students use to read for meaning; connects with research-driven teaching practices that incorporate library programs; and increases reading scores and lowers the student-teacher ratios using proven collaborative approaches.
 

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Contents

Collaborative Teaching in the Age of Accountability
1
Maximizing Your Impact
10
Reading Comprehension Strategy One Activating or Building Background Knowledge
19
Reading Comprehension Strategy Two Using Sensory images
39
Reading Comprehension Strategy Three Questioning
58
Reading Comprehension Strategy Four Making Predictions and inferences
76
Reading Comprehension Strategy Five Determining Main Ideas
96
Reading Comprehension Strategy Six Using FixUp Options
114
Reading Comprehension Strategy Seven Synthesizing
132
GLOSSARY
155
REFERENCES
159
INDEX
163
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Page 159 - GJ (1994). Accelerating language development through picture book reading: A summary of dialogic reading and its effects.
Page 4 - Interpersonal collaboration is a style for direct interaction between at least two coequal parties voluntarily engaged in shared decision making as they work toward a common goal.
Page 159 - Beck, I., McKeown, M., Hamilton, R., & Kucan, L. (1997). Questioning the author: An approach to enhancing student engagement with text. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

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