ERIC Number: ED473764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
ReadingWise 8: Comprehension Strategies That Work.
This student book represents Level 8 in an eight-level supplemental reading series designed to help students learn and practice a variety of reading comprehension strategies. The number of the book corresponds to the approximate grade-equivalent reading level. This book has 20 lessons focusing on these areas: vocabulary, reading strategies, topic and main idea, details, sequence, cause and effect, classification, comparison/contrast, outcomes, conclusions, inferences, generalizations, facts and opinions, and evaluating. Each lesson focuses on one strategy and is organized in four parts, which are "This Is the Idea," Take a Closer Look,""Try It," and "Use It.""This Is the Idea" demonstrates how the strategy works. "Take a Closer Look" shows students how to use the strategy. Questions that include hints and other aids are designed to allow students to experience success. "Try It" helps students use the strategy more independently. "Use It" lets students use the strategy on their own. Each lesson part is built around a reading of a type that adults encounter every day, including workplace memos; rules and directions; how-to tips; news and sports reports; charts and graphs; editorials, opinion columns, and letters to the editor; ads; tables of contents; and texts in history, science, nature, and language. The readings are individually formatted to resemble real-world documents. An answer key in the back of the student book allows students to check their own work. The strategies move from simpler to more complex as students work through a book. The same strategies are covered at different levels, most of them in all eight books. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Reading Programs, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Prior Learning, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Processes, Reading Strategies, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Supplementary Reading Materials, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Note: For other volumes in this sequence, see CE 084 546-554. Judi Lauber, Series editor. Diane J. Sawyer, Series Consultant.