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Teaching Reading Comprehension with Nonfiction, K-5

Teaching comprehension with informational texts is a critical component of any reading program and one that many children struggle with as they progress through their schooling. Nonfiction can be overwhelming to young readers, presenting them with complex vocabulary and a new density of information that may combine text, diagrams, pictures, captions, and other devices. In this book, Tony Stead provides wonderful ways to enhance children's understanding and engagement when reading for information.

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Teaching comprehension with informational texts is a critical component of any reading program and one that many children struggle with as they progress through their schooling. Nonfiction can be overwhelming to young readers, presenting them with complex vocabulary and a new density of information that may combine text, diagrams, pictures, captions, and other devices. In this book, Tony Stead provides wonderful ways to enhance children's understanding and engagement when reading for informat...read more

About the Author(s)

Tony Stead became a teacher because he wanted to make a difference in children's lives. And he is certainly doing that through his publications, teaching, and work with teachers all over the world.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Foreword by Nell K. Duke
Comprehending Nonfiction: The Real Story
Part One: Developing Literal Understandings
Getting the Facts
The Art of Retelling
Dealing with Unknown Vocabulary and Concepts
Part Two: Developing Interpretive Understandings
Inferring
Making Connections
Part Three: Developing Evaluative Understandings
Reading Between the Words
All Those in Favor?: Explorations in the Early Years
Part Four: Completing the Picture
Visual Literacy: Comprehension Beyond Words
Guided Reading and Assessment
Providing a Framework for Teaching and Learning
Appendices
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-5
Media: 272 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 0364Item No: 0873Item No: B364
ISBN: 978-157110-364-2ISBN: 978-157110-873-9ISBN: 978-15711B-364-2

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