Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies is a step-by-step guide based on the latest reading comprehension research and is the result of Sheena's learning journey into research-based practice and her experiences teaching in a real classroom.
At last there is a practical resource book that answers the questions many teachers have about how to improve student reading comprehension. Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies is a step-by-step guide based on the latest reading comprehension research and is the result of Sheena's learning journey into research-based practice and her experiences teaching in a real classroom. This book includes information on how to introduce and teach strategies and how they fit into your literacy programme. Each strategy has its own chapter, with: an explanation of the strategy and how it supports comprehension; the language we use when using a strategy; guided and independent student activities that support teaching the strategy. There is also an extensive range of teacher and student-friendly support material, including strategy starter posters, photocopiable masters, bookmarks and certificates. Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies comes with a CD that provides all photocopy masters and support material in digital format. This book is suitable for primary/elementary teachers and intermediate/middle school teachers.
Sheena Cameron is an experienced classroom teacher who has taught in New Zealand, England and the United States. She currently works in teacher professional development in New Zealand schools and at Kohia Teachers' Centre at the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland. Sheena continues to teach in the classroom part time in order to trial ideas and keep in touch with the reality of classroom life.
PART ONE: BACKGROUND Introduction A model for introducing and teaching reading comprehension strategies Creating a supportive classroom environment for strategy teaching Getting started: some frequently asked questions answered Recording the learning process How to use this book PART TWO: THE KEY STRATEGIES Activating prior knowledge Self-monitoring Predicting Questioning Making connections Visualising Inferring Summarising Synthesising Other useful strategies Skimming Scanning Adjusting reading rate Evaluating the text Word attack strategies Fix-up strategies Building vocabulary knowledge References Acknowledgements
Short-listed for CLL Educational Publishing Awards: Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing 2010
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