ERIC Number: ED473955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Teaching Strategic Processes in Reading. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.
Almasi, Janice F.
This book focuses on a key component of literacy instruction: helping children become thoughtful, independent readers who are able to use a flexible repertoire of reading strategies for comprehension and word recognition. The book presents research-based explanations and guidelines that culminate in a comprehensive strategy instruction model. It offers teachers in Grades K-8 classroom-tested ways to create an effective environment for motivated strategy use, combine explicit comprehension instruction with scaffolded support, and provide opportunities for students to verbalize their cognitive processes. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies. Also featured are samples of actual lessons, lists of recommended student texts, and excerpts from teacher journals and portfolios, as well as reproducible learning activities, graphic organizers, and assessment tools. Chapters in the book are: (1) What Does It Mean to Be Strategic?; (2) Assessing Strategic Processing; (3) Designing Effective Environments for Strategy Instruction: The Strategy Instruction Model; (4) Why Do Students Struggle with Comprehension?; (5) Strategy Instruction That Enhances Comprehension; (6) Strategy Instruction That Enhances Word Recognition; and (7) Teaching Strategic Processing Isn't Easy: Strategy Teachers' Development. Each chapter contains references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Graphic Organizers, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Literacy, Middle Schools, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Strategies, Teaching Models, Word Recognition
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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