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ERIC Number: ED494229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5447-1ISBN-978-1-59385-447-8
Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Difficulties. What Works for Special-Needs Learners
Klingner, Janette K.; Vaughn, Sharon; Boardman, Alison
Guilford Publications
A highly practical resource for the classroom, this book offers clear, research-based recommendations for helping students at all grade levels understand and learn from what they read. Explaining the skills and strategies that good readers use to comprehend text, the authors show how to support struggling students in developing these skills. They present a variety of effective assessment procedures, ways to enhance vocabulary instruction and teach students about different text structures, and instructional practices that promote comprehension before, during, and after reading. Special features include discussion questions in every chapter and reproducible instructional materials and lesson plans. This book begins with a preface followed by these six chapters: (1) Overview of Reading Comprehension; (2) Assessing Reading Comprehension; (3) Vocabulary Instruction; (4) Text Structure and Reading Comprehension; (5) Instructional Practices that Promote Reading Comprehension; and (6) Multicomponent Approaches to Strategy Instruction. Also included are a glossary and and list of websites. This book may serve as a text in undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in reading comprehension, reading disabilities, and special education methods.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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