Reading Power

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Pembroke Publishers Limited, 2006 - Reading (Elementary) - 144 pages
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Excellent professional book about the 7 Reading Comprehension Strategies. A Canadian author/teacher who shares lesson ideas, student follow up ideas, songs about the strategies. She also makes reference and connections with people such as Stefanie Harvey. Read full review

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Reading Powerpromotes reading comprehension with a wealth of effective strategies that help students think as they read. Teachers will learn how to engage students and create powerful opportunities for a more interactive, thoughtful reading experience that improves comprehension.Built around the strategies that proficient readers use or "reading powers" - the book recognizes that teachers are implementing strategies from many sources and offers simple applications that can be incorporated in any classroom.The book is organized around five reading strategies or reading powers Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer, and Transform. Each chapter includes: a song or chant to use in the classroom for each power; suggestions for introducing each reading power; sequential lessons that incorporate teacher modeling, guided practice, and independent reading; ready-to-copy pages that support the sequential lessons;The book uses authentic children's literature and includes ideas for modeling demonstrations, encouraging practice, and nurturing independent reading. Extensive lists of children's books, organized around grades and reading power, with suggestions for assembling classroom book collections, are an important part of this practical book. 


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Page 9 - Holmes who noted that a mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimension.
Page 6 - Thank you to all the children, families and colleagues with whom I have worked and from whom I have learned so much: in various places, particularly at Elms Road and at PEEP.
Page 10 - Reading demands a two-pronged attack. It involves cracking the alphabetic code to determine the words and thinking about those words to construct meaning
Page 11 - Once thought of as a natural result of decoding plus oral language, comprehension is now viewed as a much more complex process involving knowledge, experience, thinking and teaching

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