ERIC Number: ED489461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Comprehension Process Instruction: Creating Reading Success in Grades K-3
Block, Cathy Collins; Rodgers, Lori L.; Johnson, Rebecca B.
Filling a crucial gap in the literature, this immensely practical volume presents innovative tools for helping K-3 students significantly increase their ability to make meaning from texts. The focus is on teaching the comprehension processes employed by expert readers, using a carefully sequenced combination of whole-class activities, specially designed kinesthetic movements, metacognitive strategies, and independent reading. Teachers are taken step-by-step through implementing the authors research-based approach with diverse students, including English-language learners and children with special needs. Designed in a convenient, large-size format, the book features clear lesson plans and reproducible activities and visual aids, together with fiction and nonfiction book lists. An invaluable resource for helping teachers meet the mandates of No Child Left Behind, the volume is also ideal for use in preservice and inservice training. Every chapter concludes with thought-provoking exercises, activities, and discussion topics. Contents of the book include the following: (1) Daily Comprehension Instruction in a New Era for Our Changing Students; (2) Strand l of CPI in Grades K-3: Student-Initiated Comprehension Process Motions, Thinking Guides, and Direct Instruction; (3) Strand 2 of CPI in Grades K-3: Instruction at the Point of Need; (4) Strand 3 of CPI in Grades K-3: Increasing Students Voices and Choices Builds Comprehension Abilities; (5) CPI Lessons That Increase Literal Comprehension of Fiction; (6) CPI Lessons That Increase Literal Comprehension of Nonfiction; (7) Teaching Students to Infer, Predict, and Interpret Fiction and Non-Fiction; (8) Teaching Imagery: Looking Up and Away without Moving Too Far from the Text; (9) Teaching Metacognition; and (10) Assessment of Comprehension. Reproducible forms are appended.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Reading Processes, Teaching Methods, Fiction, Nonfiction, Metacognition, Imagery, Primary Education, Class Activities, Independent Reading, Learning Strategies, Kinesthetic Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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