Teaching for Deep Comprehension

A Reading Workshop Approach

Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos describe the process of comprehension as a reflection of the mind—a window into the reader's thoughts. In Teaching for Deep Comprehension they discuss comprehension from a socio-cognitive perspective — specifically, how teachers can use the social context of reading workshop to promote deep comprehension. The book is framed around three guiding questions:

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Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos describe the process of comprehension as a reflection of the mind—a window into the reader's thoughts. In Teaching for Deep Comprehension they discuss comprehension from a socio-cognitive perspective — specifically, how teachers can use the social context of reading workshop to promote deep comprehension. The book is framed around three guiding questions:

  • Can comprehension be taught?
  • How does a model become a barrier to comprehension?...read more

About the Author(s)

Carla is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and Literacy Coaching.

Linda Dorn is a professor of reading education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she is the director of the UALR Center for Literacy. She teaches graduate classes in literacy theory, research, classroom practice, and literacy leadership.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Understanding Comprehension
2. Reading for Deep Comprehension
3. Language for Literacy Learning
4. Teaching for Strategic Processing
5. Understanding Language for Comprehending Texts
6. A Workshop Approach to Literacy Learning
7. Creating Literature Discussion Groups
8. Designing Mini-Lessons for Deep Comprehension

Appendix
Section I: Shared Reading Aids
Section II: Professional Development Activities
Section III: Glossary of Genres; Book Lists by Genre and Grade Level; Genre Descriptions, Questions, and Text Maps; Graphic Organizers
Section IV: Rubrics for Assessment
Section V: Correlation of DVD Chapters and Segments to Book Chapters
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 200 pp/paper and 85-minute DVD
Year: 2010
Item No: WEB-0403
ISBN: 978-157110-403-8

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