All key issues of research and practice in comprehension instruction are addressed in this highly regarded professional resource and course text. Leading scholars examine the processes that enable students to make meaning from what they read--and how this knowledge can be applied to improve teaching at all grade levels. Best practices for meeting the needs of diverse elementary and secondary students are identified. Essential topics include strategies for comprehending different types of texts, the impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), cutting-edge assessment approaches, and the growing importance of digital genres and multimodal literacies. User-friendly features include end-of-chapter discussion questions.
New to This EditionIncorporates the latest research and instructional practices.Chapters on the CCSS, critical theory, culturally responsive instruction, and response to intervention.Chapters on teaching fiction and informational texts in the secondary grades.Expanded coverage of multimodal literacy learning.Timely topics such as text complexity, close reading, digital literacies, and neuroscience are discussed in multiple chapters.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 418
Weight: 746 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition
"One of my favorite comprehension books of all time. The third edition continues the tradition of excellence, attesting to comprehension as a vast and multifaceted topic. There's something for everyone in this book, with chapters exploring various grade levels, genres, and topics. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are especially useful to spark productive conversations regarding how to best teach comprehension in all its complexity."--Donna Lamkin, MS, CAS, Literacy Coordinator, Capital Region Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Special Education Division, Albany, New York
"I know of no other text that explores so many realms of reading comprehension--assessment, remediation, policy implications, differentiation for diverse populations, and best practices in multiple contexts and multiple genres. I will eagerly share this book with my doctoral students as they consume and produce research in the area of reading comprehension. Not only do the contributors to the third edition present the most up-to-date research, but they also contribute thoughtfully to a multidisciplinary understanding of what comprehension entails in today's classrooms."--Molly Ness, PhD, Division of Curriculum and Teaching, Fordham University Graduate School of Education
"I love this book! It is an excellent resource for teachers and teacher educators. The third edition addresses significant changes in the field. I especially appreciate the connections to the CCSS. Another strength is the book's emphasis on blending reading, writing, listening, and speaking in instruction. Anyone who is serious about teaching reading in today's classrooms will find this volume a 'must have.'"--John Scovill, MEd, staff developer, Washington County (Utah) School District