New Practice Guides from the What Works Clearinghouse Address Developing Effective Fractions Instruction and Improving Reading Comprehension
Oct. 17, 2010
Two new IES Practice Guides from the What Works Clearinghouse are now available in ERIC. Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade and Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade may be downloaded and shared through the ERIC record links provided below.
Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade presents five recommendations intended to help educators improve students' understanding of fractions. Recommendations include strategies to develop young children's understanding of early fraction concepts and ideas for helping older children understand the meaning of fractions and the computations involved. The guide also highlights ways to build on students' existing strategies to solve problems involving ratios, rates, and proportions.
Because students who read with understanding at an early age gain access to a broader range of texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities, early reading comprehension instruction is particularly critical. Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade recommends five specific steps that teachers, reading coaches, and principals can take to successfully improve reading comprehension for young readers. Each recommendation includes a summary of supporting research, implementation strategies, and potential roadblocks and solutions.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.