ERIC Number: ED456421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehension Strategies for Middle Grade Learners: A Handbook for Content Area Teachers.
Sadler, Charlotte Rose
Although students are expected to read and comprehend grade-level texts by the time they reach middle school, classroom teachers are constantly challenged to instruct students who have difficulty comprehending what they read. But how does a middle school teacher approach this task, particularly a teacher with limited experience in reading instruction? This handbook aims to arm teachers in all curricular areas with practical tools to help students understand their assigned readings. The handbook offers 56 basic strategies, each with a description and easy-to-follow procedures, content area examples, and suggestions for assessment. It presents accessible one-page strategies in which the content areas are noted clearly for ease of location. The handbook divides the strategies into the following six sections, based on their primary goal: Checking for Understanding; Fostering Cooperative Learning; Connecting to Previous Knowledge; Improving Organization; Promoting Independent Learning; and Teaching to Learning Style. The activities in the handbook can be used with individual students, small groups, or the entire class. (Contains 52 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Critical Reading, Middle Schools, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Student Needs, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.