Comprehension Shouldn't be Silent: From Strategy Instruction to Student Independence

International Reading Assoc.

Learn how to strengthen your students’ comprehension and increase their motivation to read independently by nurturing meaningful talk about reading. This book is packed with information, ideas, and step-by-step implementation tactics to help you teach your elementary-grade students to use metacognitive strategies such as predicting, making connections, questioning, visualizing, and summarizing while they read and discuss texts.

The following new pieces enhance this revised and updated bestseller:

  • Explicit connections to the Common Core State Standards
  • New rubrics and scales for each of the strategies
  • Updates to all chapters based on years of implementation and feedback
  • Fresh activities, assessment options, and centers in each of the strategy chapters
  • Options for using technology resources within many activities
  • Suggestions and resources for using this book for self-study or in professional learning groups

Throughout each chapter are classroom transcripts that illustrate solid teacher scaffolding and classroom discussion, as well as student samples that demonstrate deep learning. Strategy chapters present numerous activities you can use to teach the individual components of each metacognitive strategy. Plus, the book offers a vast collection of reproducibles and graphic organizers you can use immediately in your classroom.

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About the author

Michelle Kelley is an associate professor in reading at the University of Central Florida, teaching pre-service educators and graduate students. She also provides professional development to teachers and administrators. Michelle previously taught in Maine and Florida and served as a professional developer for FLaRE (Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence Center). She is the co-author of Reading the Whole Page: Teaching and Assessing Text Features to Meet K-5 Common Core Standards.

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Publisher
International Reading Assoc.
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Published on
Jul 24, 2013
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Pages
264
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ISBN
9780872078871
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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When K-5 students understand how to read text features like diagrams, bullets, insets, and tables, they are reading the whole page--essential for deep comprehension of nonfiction and fiction text. In this revised edition of Reading the Whole Page: Teaching and Assessing Text Features to Meet K-5 Common Core Standards, seasoned educators Michelle Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace show you how to explicitly teach K-5 students to read text features, use them to navigate text, and include them in their own writing. The classroom-proven mini-lessons, activities, and assessment tools in Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension help you: teach relevant Common Core State Standards and grade-level expectations; diagnose, monitor, and meet student needs with one of two level-appropriate assessments; evaluate knowledge with a unique picture book that can be downloaded that illustrates all the text features; and monitor and guide differentiated instruction with a convenient class profile. Sixty mini-lessons for teaching print, graphic, and organizational features provide ample choices for meeting the standards while adapting to students' needs. Flexible lessons, which follow the gradual release of responsibility model and increase in difficulty, can be used within the typical 90-minute reading block, during content-area instruction, in small groups, and as part of independent practice opportunities like literacy centers. Each lesson offers concept review, suggestions for differentiation, assessment options, and technology connections, requiring students to find, explore, manipulate, and create text features in their own writing. Even more activities--from text feature walks to scavenger hunts--help students integrate text feature knowledge as they read. The downloadable materials provided online include important resources and convenient lesson supports, such as interactive thinksheets that can be filled out directly on the computer, visual examples of each text featur
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