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ERIC Number: ED510198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 335
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3512-6
Comprehension Across the Curriculum: Perspectives and Practices K-12
Ganske, Kathy, Ed.; Fisher, Douglas, Ed.
Guilford Publications
Successful students use comprehension skills and strategies throughout the school day. In this timely book, leading scholars present innovative ways to support reading comprehension across content areas and the full K-12 grade range. Chapters provide specific, practical guidance for selecting rewarding texts and promoting engagement and understanding in social studies, math, and science, as well as language arts and English classrooms. Cutting-edge theoretical perspectives and research findings are clearly explained. Special attention is given to integrating out-of-school literacies into instruction and developing comprehension in English language learners. Reproducible materials are included. Following an Introduction by Kathy Ganske and Douglas Fisher, this book is divided into three parts: (1) Theoretical Perspectives; (2) Classroom and School Applications; and (3) Historical Perspectives. Part I includes three chapters: (1) To Understand: The Small Changes That Make a Big Difference (Ellin Keene); (2) Comprehension in the Elementary Grades: The Research Base (Kathryn L. Roberts and Nell K. Duke); and (3) Comprehending in the Subject Areas: The Challenges of Comprehension, Grades 7-12, and What to Do about Them (Elizabeth Birr Moje). Part II includes nine chapters: (4) Comprehension in the Primary Grades (Diane Barone); (5) Active Thinking and Engagement: Comprehension in the Intermediate Grades (Kathy Ganske); (6) Promoting Comprehension in Middle School and High School: Tapping into Out-of-School Literacies of Our Adolescents (Xiufang Chen and Valarie G. Lee); (7) Thinking and Comprehending in the Mathematics Classroom (Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Heather Anderson); (8) Comprehension in Social Studies (Donna Ogle); (9) Comprehension Connections to Science (Maria Grant); (10) Comprehension Instruction: Using Remix as a Tool for Meaning Making (Diane Lapp and Jesse Gainer); (11) Developing Comprehension in English Language Learners: Research and Promising Practices (Diane August and Jennifer Letcher Gray). Part III includes one chapter: (13) The Roots of Reading Comprehension Instruction (P. David Pearson).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A