Fostering Comprehension in English Classes

This valuable, research-based guide gives middle and secondary English teachers the tools they need to improve the comprehension skills of all their students.

Fostering Comprehension in English Classes

This valuable, research-based guide gives middle and secondary English teachers the tools they need to improve the comprehension skills of all their students. Core chapters explain specific practices for fostering learning from texts; leading students to a thorough, lasting understanding of subject matter; nurturing meaningful responses to literature; explicitly teaching comprehension strategies; and engaging students in higher-order thinking. An additional chapter highlights vocabulary instruction. Throughout, attention is given to building comprehension skills in a diverse range of students, from high achievers to struggling readers and English language learners. A wealth of hands-on materials are featured, including lesson plans, scaffolded reading experiences, and a richly detailed example of a teaching unit that shows how all facets of comprehension instruction can be brought together in the classroom.

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Fostering Comprehension in English Classes
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Raymond Philippot, Michael F. Graves
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-01 - Publisher: Guilford Press

This valuable, research-based guide gives middle and secondary English teachers the tools they need to improve the comprehension skills of all their students. Core chapters explain specific practices for fostering learning from texts; leading students to a thorough, lasting understanding of subject matter; nurturing meaningful responses to literature; explicitly teaching
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Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Lori Helman
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-12 - Publisher: Guilford Press

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Teaching Foreign Languages
Language: en
Pages: 410
Authors: Georgeta Raţă
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-11 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Teaching Foreign Languages: Languages for Special Purposes is a collection of essays which will appeal to teachers of modern languages no matter the level of instruction. The essays deal with three main approaches of the teaching of languages for special purposes in Europe, Asia and Africa: theoretical linguistics (lexis: French
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Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Rita M. Bean
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-28 - Publisher: Guilford Press

A trusted resource for day-to-day guidance, professional development, and certification courses, this nuts-and-bolts text explains the varied roles and responsibilities of reading specialists in grades K–12. Rita Bean offers evidence-based best practices for working with struggling readers, supporting teachers, planning curricula, and collaborating with parents, community programs, and granting agencies.
Assessment for Reading Instruction, Second Edition
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Michael C. McKenna, Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-26 - Publisher: Guilford Press

Widely adopted for course use, this trusted teacher guide combines crucial background knowledge with hands-on tools. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book features more than two dozen reproducibles. It covers all the essentials of planning, administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide range of formal and informal assessments.