Strategies That Work

Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement

Since its publication in 2000, Strategies That Work has become an indispensable resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. In this revised and expanded edition, Stephanie and Anne have added twenty completely new comprehension lessons, extending the scope of the book and exploring the central role that activating background knowledge plays in understanding.

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Since its publication in 2000, Strategies That Work has become an indispensable resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. In this revised and expanded edition, Stephanie and Anne have added twenty completely new comprehension lessons, extending the scope of the book and exploring the central role that activating background knowledge plays in understanding. Another major addition is the incl...read more

About the Author(s)

Anne Goudvis has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and adjunct professor of reading and social studies.

Stephanie Harvey has spent the past thirty years teaching and learning about reading and writing. She received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her M.A. from the University of Colorado.

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Contents
List of Strategy Lessons
Foreword by Donald Graves
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Second Edition

Part I: The Foundation of Meaning
Chapter 1: Reading is Thinking
Chapter 2: Reading is Strategic
Chapter 3: Effective Comprehension Instruction: Teaching, Tone, and Assessment
Chapter 4: Tools for Active Literacy: The Nuts and Bolts of Comprehension Instruction
Chapter 5: Text Matters: Choice Makes a Difference

Part II: Strategy Lessons
Chapter 6: Monitoring Comprehension: The Inner Conversation
Chapter 7: Activating and Connecting to Background Knowledge: A Bridge from the New to the Known
Chapter 8: Questioning: The Strategy That Propels Readers Forward
Chapter 9: Visualizing and Inferring: Making What's Implicit Explicit
Chapter 10: Determining Importance in Text: The Nonfiction Connection
Chapter 11: Summarizing and Synthesizing Information: The Evolution of Thought

Part III: Comprehension Across the Curriculum
Chapter 12: Content Literacy: Reading for Understanding in Social Studies and Science
Chapter 13: Topic Studies: A Framework for Research and Exploration
Chapter 14: Reading to Understand Textbooks
Chapter 15: The Genre of Test Reading
Afterword

Part IV: Resources That Support Strategy Instruction
Appendix A: Great Books for Teaching Content in History, Social Studies, Science, Music, Art, and Literacy
Appendix B: Magazines, Newspapers, and Websites
Appendix C: Professional Journals for Selection of Children's Books
Appendix D: Assessment Interview with Fourth Graders
Appendix E: Anchor Charts for the Comprehension Strategies

References: Children's Books
References: Professional References and Adult Resources
Index

Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 360 pp/paper
Year: 2009
Item No: WEB-0481
ISBN: 978-157110-481-6

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