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An Integrated & Efficient Way To Teach Emergent Readers
 
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Comprehension


7 Strategies of Highly Effective Readers
Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement

Author(s) : Elaine McEwan
Price :$34.95
Grades K - 8
When students learn to read strategically, they read to learn!

How do some students extract complex information from advanced reading materials while others struggle to find the meaning of even simple passages? What characteristics do strategic readers exhibit that others don’t possess?

Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies
Author(s) : Ellin Oliver Keene
Price :$29.99
Grades 1 - 8
Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies is an ideal tool for assessing students' reading comprehension. This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text. The book contains four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text. Each assessment is accompanied by a rubric that allows you to document students' thinking and then score and monitor their growth.
 
Beyond Retelling
Toward Higher Level Thinking and Big Ideas

Author(s) : Patricia Cunningham, Debra Smith
Price :$36.99
To meet today’s educational demands, Patricia Cunningham and Debra Renner Smith present teachers with a framework based on years of reading research to help students attain higher level thinking skills and develop their ability to think critically about what they read. Their “Thinking Theme” lesson framework allows teachers to pose “The Big Question” and support students as they think about “The Big Idea.”  With the guidance of Pat and Deb, teachers will find their students will be able to formulate thoughtful answers to the big question and will move from proficiency to literacy achievement.
 
Books and Beyond
New Ways to Reach Readers

Author(s) : Michael Opitz, Michael Ford
Price :$32.50
Grades K - 8
Try counting how many different types of texts you read each day. Now count how few your students read in class. Michael Opitz, Michael Ford, and Matthew Zbaracki argue that if we want children to meet our literacy expectations, we must do more than supplement basal reading or anthologies with a few books here and there. What kids need to grow into lifelong readers is true variety in a print-rich classroom, teaching that values their out-of-school literacy as well as their in-school...
Books That Don't Bore 'Em
Young Adult Books That Speak to This Generation

Author(s) : James Blasingame
Price :$27.99
Grades 5 and Up
Young adult literature can have a powerful impact on students’ reading and intellectual development. In this book, young adult literature expert Jim Blasingame helps teachers understand the power and purpose of young adult literature. He also presents instructional strategies proven to facilitate students’ interactions with texts—and promote higher order thinking skills. He includes many annotated lists—organized by theme, topic, genre, reading level, and more—of the best young adult books as well as fascinating interviews with 30 of today’s most popular YA authors. For use with Grades 5 & Up.
Collaborative Strategic Reading
Strategies for Improving Comprehension

Author(s) : Janette Klingner, Sharon Vaughn, Joseph Dimino, Jeanne Shay Schumm, Diane Bryant
Price :$38.49
2001
Grades 3-6
Collaborative Strategic Reading is the first book to describe the enormously successful CSR procedure for teaching reading skills to students in mixed-level classrooms in the intermediate grades.  CSR incorporates and builds upon effective, well tested tactics like cooperative learning and reciprocal teaching to offer a systematic, yet practical, approach to reading comprehension.
Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans 6-8
Ready-To-Use Resources

Author(s) : Lauren Davis
Price :$29.95
2012
6-8
This easy-to-use book provides model lesson plans for teaching the Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language.  Each lesson plan is ready to go and includes reproducible handouts, assessments, additional resources, and ideas for modifying the lesson for struggling and advanced learners.
Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans 9-12
Ready-To-Use Resources

Author(s) : Lauren Davis
Price :$29.95
2012
9-12
This easy-to-use book provides model lesson plans for teaching the
Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language.  Each lesson plan is ready to go and includes reproducible handouts, assessments, additional resources, and ideas for modifying the lesson for struggling and advanced learners.
Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans K-5
Ready-To-Use Resources

Author(s) : Lauren Davis
Price :$29.95
2012
K-5
This easy-to-use book provides model lesson plans for teaching the Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language.  In addition, foundational skills mini-lessons will help you teach phonics, word recognition, and fluency.
Comprehension and Collaboration
Inquiry Circles in Action

Author(s) : Stephanie Harvey, Harvey Daniels
Price :$35.63
Published Date: April 30, 2009
"This book is about small-group projects that work. It's about combining what we know about the research process, about thinking, and about people working together to create a structure that consistently supports kids to build knowledge that matters in their lives.”
- Stephanie Harvey and Harvey “Smokey” Daniels
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