Guided Comprehension for English Learners

International Reading Assoc.

This volume focuses on the new Guided Comprehension Model for English Learners. It provides a research base, a new take on the classic Guided Comprehension Model, and everything you need to teach Guided Comprehension to your English learners. There are numerous new ideas for teaching ELs using the Model, 12 new theme-based lessons for teaching English learners, teacher commentaries, think-alouds, planning forms and reproducibles, lists of related trade books in multiple languages, websites, connections to the WIDA Standards, the TESOL Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and much more!
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Publisher
International Reading Assoc.
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Published on
Apr 23, 2012
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780872078840
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
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