Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding

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Stenhouse Publishers, 2000 - Education - 314 pages
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Teaches techniques designed to improve reading skills, covering how children can learn by making connections, asking questions, visualization, inferring answers, extracting ideas, and synthesizing information.

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Contents

Parti The foundation of Meaning
1
Determining Importance
8
Making Connections
10
Strategy Lessons and Mare
63
Making Connections Between Snippets and Real Life
70
Questioning
80
Gaining Information Through Questioning
86
Using Question Webs to Expand Thinking
92
Becoming Familiar with the Characteristics of Nonfiction
125
Finding Important Information Rather Than Just One Main Idea
131
Reading Opposing Perspectives to Form an Opinion
137
Retelling to Synthesize Information
146
Synthesizing to Access Content
159
Resources That Support Strategy Instruction
195
Appendix B Great Books forTeaching Content in History Social Studies
207
Adult Text Sets
253

Visualizing from a Vivid Piece of Text
100
Inferring from the Cover and Illustrations as Well as the Text
106
Inferring and Questioning to Understand Historical Concepts
114
Appendix a Assessment Interview with Fourth Graders
291
Index
315
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