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ERIC Number: EJ920627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Reading Is Your Thing (Even if You're Not a Reading Teacher)
Zwiers, Jeff
Reading Teacher, v64 n7 p543-545 Apr 2011
The activities described in this article, Prediction Path and Quotation Cafe, are adapted from the IRA book "Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6-12." They highlight the reading comprehension habit of making inferences and predictions, which can be used across content areas and grade levels. In creating this toolkit of activities, the author analyzed many resources on comprehension strategies and synthesized them into the following six habits: (1) Organizing text information by sculpting the main idea and summarizing; (2) Connecting to background knowledge; (3) Making inferences and predictions; (4) Generating and answering questions; (5) Understanding and remembering word meanings; and (6) Monitoring one's own comprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A