ERIC Number: ED465159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Guided Comprehension in Action: Lessons for Grades 3-8.
McLaughlin, Maureen; Allen, Mary Beth
This book contains a collection of lessons that will help teachers expand their strategies for teaching reading comprehension with the Guided Comprehension Model. According to the book, the Guided Comprehension Model is a step-by-step teaching framework that encourages students to become active, strategic readers by providing direct and guided strategy instruction, numerous opportunities for engagement, and a variety of texts and instructional settings. The book provides classroom-tested instructional plans and resources for teaching reading comprehension strategies within a variety of themes: multiple perspectives, mystery, favorite authors, poetry, biography and autobiography, and fantasy. Each theme-based chapter in the book presents the components for implementing the Guided Comprehension Model in grades 3-8: a theme description, theme-based plan, planning forms and lessons, teacher commentaries and think-alouds, samples of student work, and theme-based resources including related texts, websites, performance extensions across the curriculum, and culminating activities. A final chapter suggests even more themes and resources, and provides practical forms for planning themes and lessons based on the Model. Teaching ideas and blackline masters to support strategy applications in the theme-based lessons are included in an appendix. (Contains 28 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.