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Improving Comprehension Instruction By Edited by Cathy Collins Block

Improving Comprehension Instruction
by Edited by Cathy Collins Block

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Provides a comprehensive overview of research, methods, and applications for designing and delivering comprehension instruction in K-12 classrooms across the curriculum.
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Improving Comprehension Instruction: Rethinking Research, Theory, and Classroom Practice by Edited by Cathy Collins Block

Co--published by Jossey--Bass and the International Reading Association, Improving Comprehension Instruction provides a comprehensive overview of current research, proven methods, and successful applications for designing and delivering effective comprehension instruction in K--12 classrooms across the curriculum. Featuring chapters written by noted experts in literacy, cognition, and teaching methodology, this much--needed volume examines the broad array of strategies that teachers can use to develop comprehension proficiency in all students, even those who have had limited previous success in reading. Each chapter focuses on a particular facet of comprehension, presenting research, model instructional practices, and steps needed to ensure that the instructional innovations are effectively adopted in the classroom. The book also highlights sample lessons, showing how comprehension can be prompted, modeled, or demonstrated by the teacher. Strategies for instructing students from urban at--risk or diverse linguistic backgrounds, for overcoming particular reading problems, and for making effective use of educational technology receive prominent attention.

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Improving Comprehension Instruction Reviews


"The topics and instructional practices included in the book are certainly appropriate for the intended audience." (Childhood Education, Annual Theme 2004) "Highly Recommended." (Choice, May 2003)

About Edited by Cathy Collins Block


Cathy Collins Block is professor of education at Texas Christian University and a member of the national faculty of The University of Notre Dame. She has directed and served as principal investigator of six nationally funded research projects, published numerous research studies on compliance, and has served on the board of directors of a number of educational organizations. Linda Gambrell is director, division of education at Clemson University. She has coauthored books on reading instruction and written numerous articles published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Educational Psychologist and Journal of Educational Research. Michael Pressley is the professor of psychology at Michigan State University. He is an expert in comprehension processing in primary-level reading education. Pressley has received numerous awards for his research contributions in the fields of cognition, reading, and teaching.

Table of Contents


Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.Foreword (Gerald G. Duffy).Preface.The Editors.The Contributors.Part One: New Directions in Comprehension Instruction.Introduction: Improving Comprehension Instruction: An Urgent Priority (Linda B. Gambrell, Cathy Collins Block, and Michael Pressley).1. Reconceptualizing Reading Comprehension (Anne P. Sweet and Catherine Snow).2. The Thinking Process Approach to Comprehension Development: Preparing Students for Their Future Comprehension Challenges (Cathy Collins Block and Rebecca B. Johnson).3. From Good to Memorable: Characteristics of Highly Effective Comprehension Teaching (Ellin Oliver Keene).4. The Guided Reading Lesson: Explaining, Supporting, and Prompting for Comprehension (Gay Su Pinnell).5. Instructional Components for Promoting Thoughtful Literacy Learning (Pamela J. Dunston).Part Two: New Comprehension Lessons Across the Curriculum.6. Differentiating Reading and Writing Lessons to Promote Content Learning (Karen D. Wood).7. Parsing, Questioning, and Rephrasing (PQR): Building Syntactic Knowledge to Improve Reading Comprehension (James Flood, Diane Lapp, and Douglas Fisher).8. Using Writing to Improve Comprehension: A Review of the Writing-to-Reading Research (Bena R. Hef.in and Douglas K. Hartman).9. Research-Based Comprehension Practices That Create Higher-Level Discussions (Janice F. Almasi).10. Goose Bumps and Giggles: Engaging Young Readers' Critical Thinking with Books from the Teachers' Choices Project and Graphic Organizers (Kathy N. Headley and Jean Keeler).Part Three: Integrating Technology and Innovative Instruction.11. Using Technology to Individualize Reading Instruction (David Rose and Bridget Dalton).12. Computers, Kids, and Comprehension: Instructional Practices That Make a Difference (Linda D. Labbo).13. Out of This World: Cyberspace, Literacy, and Learning (Victoria Gentry Ridgeway, Chris L. Peters, and Terrell Seawell Tracy).14. Reading in the Digital Era: Strategies for Building Critical Literacy (Lisa Patel Stevens and Thomas W. Bean).Part Four: Overcoming Comprehension Challenges.15. Hitting the Wall: Helping Struggling Readers Comprehend (D. Ray Reutzel, Kay Camperell, and John A. Smith).16. At-Risk Students: Learning to Break Through Comprehension Barriers (Lynn Romeo).17. Helping Struggling Readers Make Sense of Reading (Irene W. Gaskins, Sally R. Laird, Colleen O'Hara, Theresa Scott, and Cheryl A. Cress).Conclusion: Improving Comprehension Instruction: A Path for the Future (Michael Pressley).Name Index.Subject Index.

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GOR010393343
Improving Comprehension Instruction: Rethinking Research, Theory, and Classroom Practice by Edited by Cathy Collins Block
Edited by Cathy Collins Block
Used - Good
Hardback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2002-09-18
448
0787963097
9780787963095
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.