This text provides practical, research-based guidelines for reading comprehension instruction in grades K-9. The authors integrate current research findings with real-life observations of diverse students in action, identifying the strategies that successful readers use to comprehend many different types of materials. They offer recommendations for organizing the classroom effectively and planning instruction to broaden each student's repertoire of comprehension strategies. Concrete, classroom-tested approaches are described to help students engage with fiction and nonfiction texts, develop their vocabulary, build study and test-taking skills, and become motivated, lifelong readers. The book includes a wealth of sample activities, worksheets, and assessment tools. Each chapter begins with a clearly presented overview and resource locator to facilitate quick and easy reference.
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