ERIC Number: ED469921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Using Higher-Order Thinking To Improve Reading Comprehension. Beginning [Grades 3-4]. Reading Detective[TM].
Block, Cheryl; Beckwith, Carrie; Hockett, Margaret; White, David
Part of a series, the purpose of this low-readability/high interest book is to enable students to use higher order thinking to develop their reading comprehension skills. The reading skills addressed in the book are based on state reading standards and assessment tests for grades three and four. The goal of this series is to teach students how to analyze what they read: students answer questions based on a passage and then provide supporting evidence from the text for their answers This beginning book is divided into 7 specific skill units: inference/conclusion; vocabulary; story elements; main idea/theme; cause/effect; prediction; and mixed skills. Each unit begins with a lesson to introduce or review the skill. A practice activity is also included. There are 7 reading passages for each skill, and the last unit combines all the skills in each story. Contains answer keys; a 16-item glossary; 8 literature citations; and a sample activity. (PM)
Descriptors: Context Clues, Critical Reading, Elementary Education, Inferences, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, State Standards, Story Grammar, Thinking Skills, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
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Note: See CS 511 493-495 for other books in this series.