Enriching Comprehension With Visualization Strategies: Text Elements and Ideas to Build Comprehension, Encourage Reflective Reading, and Represent Understanding
Picturing scenes, events, settings, characters, and ideas is essential to reading comprehension - but not all students know how to do it. In this amazing book, a noted educator shows teachers dozens of engaging, interactive techniques that turn reading into a highly visual, enjoyable experience for proficient and struggling readers alike. Storyboards, main idea tableaux, timelines, picture maps, family trees and other activities enhance skills of inferring, interpredea tableaux, timelines, picture maps, family trees and other activities enhance skills of inferring, interpreting, and applying what they read. The updated and revised edition is aligned with Common Core State Standards and includes a DVD demonstrating visualization strategies at work in classrooms. For use with Grades 4 & Up.… read more
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Delightful classic about the doctor who could speak to animals — with familiar characters including the two-headed pushmi-pullyu a...nd Polynesia, the parrot. read more
I cannot imagine being a teacher and not having a resource like this at my fingertips. So my advice to fellow teachers is to get t...he book and get busy engaging your students in ways you never thought possible. - P. David Pearson University of California, Berkeley This updated edition of Revisit, Reflect, Retell incorporates the newest approaches to enhancing students' higher- level cognitive skills in teacher friendly ways. - Robert J. Marzano Coauthor of Building Academic Vocabulary This exciting update of Hoy's classic Revisit, Reflect, Retell helps us see how comprehension skills are really thinking skills - how our goal in reading comprehension instruction is nothing short of helping students learn to think in increasingly sophisticated ways…. A masterful teacher and coach, Hoyt takes us inside her thinking about how instructional strategies fit together to promote student learning. Even if you have a well-worn copy of the original Revisit, Reflect, Retell, you will, like me, want to scoop up this new edition. - Nell K. Duke Co-Director of the Literacy Achievement Research Center at Michigan State University, Coauthor of Reading and Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades: Research-based Practices For ten years and in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, Revisit, Reflect, Retell has been a teacher's most reliableresourcefor helping students experience deeper levels of understanding. Now, Linda Hoyt returns with an updated edition of Revisit, Reflect, Retell that's loaded with new, teacher-friendly features and several new strategies, making it more useful than ever. A new first chapter shows how to scaffold instruction for deep engagement and provides a thorough grounding in the research. Important new correlation tables directly link Linda's strategies to the seven comprehension strands as well as to Robert Marzano's Classifications of Thinking - you'll quickly match the right strategies to your objectives. A DVD shares footage of Linda working with students, demonstrating key teaching moves, and modeling effective classroom language as she implements two new strategies. A CD of full-color learning tools from the text makes it easy to customize and print handouts that correspond with the strategies. Dozens of new photos show you exactly what Linda's strategies look like in action and across the grades. Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition, is a full year of top-notch comprehension instruction in one amazingly teacher-friendly package. Whether you're a new teacher or one of Linda's legions of loyal readers, you'll find this updated edition so indispensable it may never leave your desk. read more
Covering various disciplines and accompanied by classroom examples, these strategies help secondary teachers improve students′ con...tent learning and literacy skills before, during, and after reading. read more
Covering various disciplines and accompanied by classroom examples, these strategies help secondary teachers improve students′ con...tent learning and literacy skills before, during, and after reading. read more
This idea-packed resource is rich in activities, routines, and interactive reproducibles to help children boost comprehension, bui...ld fluency, and study the writer's craft to inspire and improve their writing. Before-reading discussion ideas tap prior knowledge, introduce vocabulary, and teach prediction skills. After-reading activities give children practice in using text and picture clues, sequencing, retelling, and analyzing text features and story elements. Also includes lessons for series books, an author profile, and more! For use with Grades K–2. read more
Gaining knowledge from informational texts is an essential academic skill. Yet for too many English Learners, this skill is not de...veloped sufficiently and as they move from elementary into middle school, the reading gap becomes a knowledge gap. This doesn't have to happen, researcher Ana Taboada Barber explains, if we support EL's reading of informational texts by pairing motivation practices with explicit reading comprehension instruction. Taboada Barber shows us that "When we make motivation part of reading instruction, we show ELs that education is about identity and agency; we acknowledge who they are right now and invite them to grow through and by reading. The comprehension strategies and motivational practices discussed in this book help us identify tools to use with informational texts that foster curiosity rather than frustration." In Reading to Learn for ELs, Taboada Barber provides models of her instructional framework for reading informational texts so that reading teachers, content-area teachers, and ESL teachers alike can take on the work of teaching English Learners how to succeed and gain knowledge through reading informational texts. read more
Many children can read every word of a story, yet still struggle to understand its meaning. That’s where this breakthrough series ...comes in! These lively books contain special think-aloud” prompts that challenge children to predict, visualize, infer, connect, question, and more deeply understand a story’s meaning. And research shows that teaching kids to reflect meaningfully on stories helps them develop instant comprehension skills they can apply to everything they read. Includes 60 full-color books (5 x 12 titles) plus a big teaching guide filled with lessons, strategies, and reproducibles to reinforce learning. A truly innovative resource!Includes these 12 titles:1. Lucy’s Lemonade Stand2. Birthday Hiccups3. Cody’s Lucky Cap4. The Perfect Pet Owner5. Mack’s Made-Up Stories6. The Backyard Adventure7. Snow Friends8. The Itchy Scratchy Caterpillar9. A Dog Named Opposite10. Patty’s Pictures11. The Run-Away Soccer Ball12. Becca’s Bike For use with Grades K-2. read more
What strikes me about this wonderful book is that the authors not only tell us what they did in their classrooms, they make sure t...hat we know how to do what they did. At the end of this book, you will know exactly why weekly shared reading works and how to do it in your classroom. -Janet Angelillo Author of Writing About Reading If only upper-elementary teachers had a tool like shared reading that supports the comprehension work their students do in reading workshop and read-aloud-one that helps children transition from teacher-led instruction to independent work. In fact, they do, because with minimal adjustments shared reading can be just as effective in grades 3-6 as it is in the primary grades. Text Savvy shows you how to make it work in your classroom. Text Savvy helps you implement a consistent, manageable, shared reading framework with the sophistication and wider variety of entry points that upper-elementary students need. Sarah Daunis and Maria Cassiani Iams present a five-day shared reading structure-called weekly shared reading-that engages students' foundational reading skills and helps them build on what they've learned. Best of all, weekly shared reading is an ideal approach to studying genres as well as an opportunity for consistently supporting reading skills across the content areas. With weekly shared reading, Text Savvy introduces you to a powerful teaching and learning tool that can change how you approach many aspects of your teaching. Let Daunis and Iams show you how weekly shared reading can: help students integrate five essential reading skills in order to understand a variety of texts in a variety of genres actually make additional time for student assessment by introducing the power and possibilities of "assessing on the run" support classrooms with a wide range of readers, learning styles, and proficiencies offer substantial support to students in test preparation and test taking give learners new entrees into the content of the subject areas and give teachers a smart framework to use throughout the curriculum. Present students smart, structured, and scaffolded opportunities to delve deeply into texts. Read Text Savvy, use weekly shared reading, and reinforce the strategies and skills that you teach in other aspects of your reading curriculum. Then watch as your students improve their use of reading strategies and develop the independence they need to grow as readers. read more
Tim Rasinski’s groundbreaking book has been updated to include coverage of the latest research on fluency, teaching strategies bas...ed on that research, new classroom vignettes, and suggestions for using a variety of texts to teach fluency such as poetry, speeches, and monologues and dialogues. You’ll also find background information, assessment tools, step-by-step lessons, and teaching tipsplus video clips showing the strategies in action. For use with Grades 1-8. read more
Ready-to-reproduce practice pages-written in a variety of genres, including articles, biographies, e-mail announcements, and how-t...o guides-help struggling readers build comprehension skills. Companion questions for each passage focus on skills such as inferencing, sequencing, predicting, understanding story elements, and more. All of the highly engaging passages are written at slightly below grade level. read more
Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of our students' lives, yet when these subjects are brough...t up at school teachers often struggle with how to respond. How do we create learning conditions where kids can ask the questions they want to ask, muddle through how to say the things they are thinking, and have tough conversations? How can we be proactive and take steps to engaging in the types of conversations where risk is high but the payoff could be even greater? Being the Change is based on the idea that people can develop skills and habits to serve them in the comprehension of social issues. Sara K. Ahmed identifies and unpacks the skills of social comprehension, providing teachers with tools and activities that help students make sense of themselves and the world as they navigate relevant topics in today's society. Each chapter includes clear, transferrable lessons and practical strategies that help students learn about a targeted social comprehension concept. From exploring identity and diversity to understanding and addressing biases and microaggressions, Sara demonstrates how to address real issues honestly in the classroom while honoring and empowering students. Dealing with social issues is uncomfortable and often messy, but you can build habitats of trust where kids and adults can make their thinking visible and cultivate empathy; where expression, identity, and social literacy matter. There is no magic formula for making the world a better place. It happens in the moments we embrace discomfort and have candid conversations. **** "I am convinced that every class of kids I work with is filled with change agents who will make this world the one we teach toward. I believe that my students will carry the work of doing right by this world into their own lives. I'll bet you believe this about your kids, too." -Sara K. Ahmed read more
Your students’ comprehension abilities will soar with this big collection of no-prep, literary text cards! Each reproducible card ...contains a high-interest mini-passage and five key questions to hone must-know skillsin just ten minutes a day. Cards provide guided support to help students master the concepts of character, setting, theme, mood, tone, point of view, and much more. Includes a variety of genres to motivate every child you teach. read more
Repeated practice builds mastery, and this book provides exactly the practice students need to master the reading skills of summar...izing and finding the main idea. The 35 reproducible pages in this book feature high-interest nonfiction reading passage with short-answer practice questions that target one of these essential reading comprehension skills. Flexible and easy to use—in school or at home—the book also includes model lessons, assessments, and an answer key. For use with Grades 4-8. read more
Fine-tune your students’ abilities to cite text evidence with these easy and entertaining task cards! Each reproducible card conta...ins a high-interest mini-passage and five key questions to hone this must-know skillin just ten minutes a day. Cards provide guided support to help students identify and effectively cite text evidence across a variety of genres. Content is super-engaging to motivate even your most reluctant readers. read more
Add this set of 100 informational text cards to your classroom routine and watch students’ comprehension abilities skyrocket! Each... reproducible card contains a high-interest mini-passage and five key questions to hone must-know skillsin just 10 minutes a day. Cards provide guided support to help students identify main idea, make inferences, sequence events, compare and contrast, determine author’s purpose, and more. The fascinating, fact-based content is sure to motivate all learners. read more
A research-based approach for improving comprehension, Question Answer Relationships (QAR) has been helping students achieve in re...ading for more than 20 years. This unique book of lessons for teaching QAR in grades 2–3 introduces students to the QAR language and shows them how to answer questions in key comprehension areas—from predicting to asking questions. Each lesson includes a step-by-step teaching guide, an engaging nonfiction article, poem, or story to model the target QAR strategy, and an assessment activity. Includes a CD with strategy mini-posters, assessment tools, and whiteboard-ready passages for every lesson. For use with Grades 2-3. read more
The sure-fire and easy way to build the reading comprehension skills kids need to succeed! Forty short passages are paired with gr...aphic organizers to help all kids easily learn how to find the main idea, understand cause and effect, compare and contrast, sequence events, and more. Watch test scores soar. For use with Grades 2-3. read more
This book is one of the few that focuses on oral language development, a crucial but often overlooked component of academic develo...pment for ELLs. It helps fill a gap in the professional resources teachers need to help their English language learners reach high levels of oral and written English proficiency. -David and Yvonne Freeman Authors of Teaching Reading in Multilingual Classrooms and Essential Linguistics Oral reading is powerful enough to simultaneously support every student's comprehension learning and scaffold English language learners' progress toward proficiency. But not just any kind of oral reading will do. To help everyone in your class, you need effective, engaging strategies that can motivate all readers and help them learn to make meaning with texts-the kind you'll find in Comprehension and English Language Learners. The 25 oral reading strategies in Comprehension and English Language Learners support students with differing levels of English proficiency during regular reading instruction-from beginners to those completely comfortable with their new language. Michael Opitz (coauthor of Goodbye Round Robin, Updated Edition) and Lindsey Moses help you go beyond oral reading activities such as round robin or popcorn reading that have no research base and that can actually inhibit reading progress. With their strategies, you'll instead help English language learners: develop and monitor reading and listening comprehension evaluate texts and engage with authors learn social and academic vocabulary connect writing, reading, speaking, listening, and viewing get motivated to read on their own. In addition, Opitz and Moses make determining students' level of English proficiency easier with a primer on effective ELL assessment. They show you how each strategy can work within or across levels to help English learners make progress or consolidate gains. Each strategy is clearly presented and ready to use today with teaching suggestions, classroom examples, suggested children's literature, and online resources. Supplement your silent-reading program with oral reading that works. Read Comprehension and English Language Learners and teach with its strategies. Then listen to your English language learners to hear how powerful oral reading can be for developing comprehension. read more
Dive into the use of close reading in classroom instruction with this practical, standards-based resource. Featuring easy-to-use l...essons that focus on informational/explanatory text samples, argumentative text samples, or narrative text samples, each lesson is tailored toward specific grade spans and includes step-by-step instructions on how to work with and improve students' close reading skills. By implementing the techniques and strategies outlined in this book, students will become more prepared for college and career readiness, become strong global thinkers, and will be able to be meet the standards and expectations of 21st century learners. About Shell Education Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world. read more
Fun and engaging graphic organizers invite beginning readers to develop reading strategies as they explore concepts of plot, setti...ng, character and story sequence. Kids build skills in inferring, predicting, vocabulary, and more as they respond to any book, fiction or nonfiction. You'll also find suggestions for books to use with each organizer and tips to help you extend and enrich each lesson! For use with Grades K-2. read more
A smart approach to independent reading in middle school that’s perfectly aligned with the Common Core! Twenty-five step-by-step m...ini-lessons demonstrate key comprehension strategies; students are then responsible for applying these strategies to their independent reading and documenting their work with SmartNotes. These text-based notes provide accountability and open a window into students’ thinking so teachers can identify and address their needs right away. An effective, efficient system for teaching and assessing readingand ensuring students’ reading growth! For use with Grades 5 & Up. read more
Reading is a social act. We all love to talk about what we read, whether sharing the latest novel with a friend, reacting to an ou...trageous editorial with a colleague, or exploring a picture book with a child. Kids are no different—when they have opportunities to think and talk about their reading, they explode with thoughts, questions, and ideas. The Read, Write, and Talk practice provides a framework for reading, merging thinking with the information, recording thoughts, and talking about what has been read.This lively video lets you join Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, authors of Strategies That Work, in an intermediate-grade reading workshop where students engage in real-world literacy. In this classroom, kids use comprehension strategies to better understand what they read. They grapple with issues, information and ideas that provoke thinking and spur lively conversation. The goal of Read, Write, and Talk is to give kids a chance to talk purposefully about their reading. As information is shared with others, thinking evolves and comprehension deepens.Read, Write, and Talk is an on-going practice, not a stand-alone lesson. Once students have learned this process, it is used across the curriculum and throughout the year, with science and social studies reading, literature study, and even with textbooks. It is an authentic process that replicates what "real" readers do, and supports and encourages kids to ask more questions, ponder information, and better understand what they read. In the video Steph models a complete Read, Write, and Talk lesson including:teacher modeling: Steph models her own thinking with a short article on a current topic of interest, stopping to jot down her inner conversation, questions, connections, new learning, and other observations; guided practice and discussion: During the shared reading, Steph asks kids to jot down their thinking and turn and talk to each other about information in the text. As kids share their thinking, Steph guides the discussion towards an understanding of bigger issues, ideas, and questions raised by the article; independent practice: After kids have practiced the process, Steph invites them to choose from among three articles to try this on their own. They read the article, record their thinking, and talk about what they read; sharing: The kids come together to share their responses, including new learning, big ideas, and lingering questions. They also discuss how the process of working and thinking together adds to their understanding. end-of-segment debrief: A conversation among colleagues about the Read, Write, and Talk practice and how it supports thinking and learning. read more
Formerly published by Zephyr Press This handbook presents clear guidelines for promoting reading comprehension to small groups of ...young learners and provides exercises to help students locate, retrieve, and manipulate information. read more