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ERIC Number: ED501481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 290
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5938-5756-1
Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners. Second Edition
Blachowicz, Camille; Ogle, Donna
Guilford Publications
The authors offer specific classroom practices that help K-9 students compare and evaluate print and online sources, develop vocabulary, build study and test-taking skills, and become motivated readers. The second edition reflects new research on informational literacy and academic and content-specific vocabulary development, and also discusses the impact of recent federal initiatives. Updated sample activities, classroom- and text-based examples, resource lists, and reproducible classroom tools enhance the utility of this book. Ten chapters include: (1) . Learning about Comprehension from Good Readers; (2) A Closer Look at Comprehension: Context, Processes, Strategies, and Instruction; (3) Creating an Effective Classroom for Comprehension Instruction; (4) Finding a Starting Point: Ways to Assess Comprehension; (5) Strategies for Reading for Information; (6) Strategies for Reading Fiction; (7) Strategies for Vocabulary Development; (8) Strategies for Engaging in Research; (9) Strategies for Performing Tasks, Studying, and Taking Tests; and (10) Strategies That Encourage Lifelong Reading. [For previous edition, see ED479063.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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