Starting with Comprehension

Reading Strategies for the Youngest Learners

It is never too early to start comprehension instruction. In fact, reading begins with meaning making. Andie Cunningham and Ruth Shagoury designed a reading program for five- and six-year-olds based on this premise.

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It is never too early to start comprehension instruction. In fact, reading begins with meaning making. Andie Cunningham and Ruth Shagoury designed a reading program for five- and six-year-olds based on this premise.

Most of the students in Andie's Portland, Oregon, kindergarten class have little or no alphabet knowledge when they enter the classroom in the fall. English is a second—or third—language for many of the children in this low-income neighborhood. Through research-based princi...read more

About the Author(s)

Andie is currently teaching at Lewis & Clark College's Graduate School of Education in Portland, Oregon. She teaches graduate students who are working to become teachers and current teachers who are working to become reading specialists.

Ruth Shagoury (formerly Ruth Shagoury Hubbard) can't imagine anything more fascinating than exploring the minds of children and adolescents as they grow as readers, writers, and language users.

Table of Contents

A Note to Readers

1. Kindergartens and Tide Pools
2. Becoming a Community of Readers: A New Language for Learning
3. Connections and Comprehension: "Sprouts Are the Same Color as Green Power Rangers"
4. Using Movement, Mind Pictures, and Metaphor to Comprehend
5. Asking Questions Together
6. Spiraling Deeper: Determining Importance and Conferring
7. Standing in the Waves: Synthesizing Information
Acknowledgments
References

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 136 pp/paper
Year: 2004
Item No: 0396Item No: 0493Item No: B396
ISBN: 978-157110-396-3ISBN: 978-157110-493-9ISBN: 978-15711B-396-3

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