ERIC Number: ED469923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Using Higher-Order Thinking To Improve Reading Comprehension. B1 [Grades 7-8]. 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 provide instruction and practice in using higher order thinking to develop students' reading comprehension skills. The reading skills addressed in the book are based on state reading standards and assessment tests for grades seven and eight. The goal of this series of books 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 book contains three types of reading passages: nonfiction articles on a variety of topics in the different content areas; fictional stories in a variety of writing styles; and literature excerpts from award-winning and well-known authors frequently read in schools. After a teacher introduction, sections of the books are: Student Skills Lessons; Pretests; Literature Excerpts and Activity Pages; Fictional Short Stories and Activity Pages; Nonfiction Articles and Activity Pages; and Posttests. Contains answer keys; a 26-item glossary; and 10 literature citations. (PM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Context Clues, Critical Reading, Fiction, Grade 7, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Nonfiction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, State Standards, Story Grammar, Thinking Skills, Vocabulary Development
Critical Thinking Books & Software, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 ($22.99). Tel: 800-458-4849 (Toll Free); Fax: 831-393-3277; Web site: http://www.criticalthinking.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: See CS 511 492-495 for other books in this series.