ERIC Number: ED495516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-20
Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement
McEwan, Elaine K.
How do some students extract complex information from advanced reading materials while others struggle to find the meaning of even simple passages? What characteristics do strategic readers exhibit that others don't possess? Unlocking the cognitive strategies of exceptional readers means finding ways to teach every student to read strategically, and help them be successful in the classroom and beyond. This essential reading instruction teaching tool offers hard evidence to show how effective readers use specific strategies to extract and comprehend information.This book melds scientific research with hands-on experience to offer a comprehensive look at reading instruction. Instructors will discover that they can use the seven strategies no matter what their teaching style, and students will discover how to read to learn. McEwan has developed easily reproducible tools geared toward helping teachers get the most out of their readers: (1) Teachers Think-Alouds to facilitate modeling the seven strategies for your students; (2) Templates to speed planning time; (3) Activities to encourage use of the seven strategies; and (4) Forms, posters, props, and prompts to assist both students and teachers. While theories come and go, research has shown that using these seven strategies will prove successful in the classroom-and beyond. This book contains the following six chapters: (1) The Power of Strategic Reading Instruction; (2) Becoming a Strategic Teacher; (3) Understanding the Seven Strategies; (4) Instructional Activities to Engage Your Students; (5) Organizing for Strategic Reading Instruction (SRI) in Your Classroom and (6) Implementing Schoolwide Strategic Reading Instruction. A Conclusion and an Index are included.
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Reading Materials, Teaching Styles, Cognitive Processes, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Learning Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Experiential Learning, Protocol Analysis, Teaching Methods, Prompting, Student Motivation, Strategic Planning, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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