ERIC Number: ED512324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Reference Count: 0
35 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts
Moss, Barbara; Loh, Virginia S.
This practical guide presents inspiring, research-based activities for teaching students in grades K-12 how to read and think critically about informational texts. With five essential types of strategies, seasoned and preservice teachers learn ways to help students select engaging, challenging reading materials; develop their knowledge of history, science, and other content areas; master vocabulary that aids understanding; build essential comprehension skills across the curriculum; and write effectively about texts they have read. Each of the 35 strategies features a helpful reproducible worksheet in a large-size format. The teacher-friendly appendix lists recommended books, magazines, and websites for each grade level. This book is divided into five parts. Part I, Getting Started Strategies, includes: (1) Selecting Informational Texts; (2) Informational Text Interest Survey; (3) Reading Informational Texts Aloud; and (4) Shared Reading with Informational Texts and Text Feature Search. Part II, Building Background Strategies, includes: (5) Anticipation Guide; (6) KWHL; (7) I See...I Wonder...I Know...; (8) Table of Contents Prediction; and (9) Imagine, Elaborate, Predict, and Confirm. Part III, Vocabulary Strategies, includes: (10) Word Map; (11) List-Group-Label; (12) Word Sort; (13) Concept Circles; (14) Semantic Feature Analysis; and (15) Possible Sentences. Part IV, Comprehension Strategies, includes: (16) Three-Minute Pause; (17) Sticky Notes Bookmark; (18) 4-3-2-1 Discussion Guide; (19) Four-Box Comment Card; (20) Discussion Web; (21) Data Chart; (22) Study Guide; (23) Semantic Map; (24) Series of Events Chart; (25) Venn Diagram; (26) Cause-Effect Map; and (27) Problem-Solution Outline. Part V, Writing Strategies, includes: (28) I Remember; (29) Written Retelling; (30) Readers' Theatre; (31) Two-Column Journal; (32) Learning Log; (33) Paragraph Writing Frame; (34) I Used to Think...But Now I Know...; and (35) Summary Writing. Recommended Materials are appended.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Guides, Educational Strategies, Visual Aids, Web Sites, Reading Materials, Writing Strategies, Reading Material Selection, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary Development, Surveys, Childrens Literature, Reprography, Instructional Materials, Worksheets, Expository Writing, Content Area Reading, Reading Skills, Critical Reading
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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