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.

Strategies That Work, Third Edition is now available for preorder! Available in early July.

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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 is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences. She speaks on reading comprehension; active literacy; nonfiction reading; writing and research; inquiry based learning; reading and writing workshop; and the role of passion, wonder, and engagement in teaching and learning. 

Table of 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: 0481Item No: 0848Item No: B481
ISBN: 978-157110-481-6ISBN: 978-1-57110-848-7ISBN: 978-15711B-481-6

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