25 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts

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This hands-on manual explains how to introduce K-12 students to strategies for navigating and comprehending nonfiction texts. Teachers learn easy-to-implement activities that help students find high-interest nonfiction texts; identify and study unfamiliar words and concepts; understand information and think critically; and use writing to evaluate and respond. Sample worksheets help students practice the comprehension strategies of inferring, synthesizing, visualizing, questioning, and summarizing. The book's ...
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Overview

This hands-on manual explains how to introduce K-12 students to strategies for navigating and comprehending nonfiction texts. Teachers learn easy-to-implement activities that help students find high-interest nonfiction texts; identify and study unfamiliar words and concepts; understand information and think critically; and use writing to evaluate and respond. Sample worksheets help students practice the comprehension strategies of inferring, synthesizing, visualizing, questioning, and summarizing. The book's utility is enhanced by step-by-step directions and examples.
This title is part of the Now Published by Guilford-APD Press Titles for Teachers Series, edited by Diane Lapp and Douglas Fisher.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781606234273
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started:

1. Selecting Nonfiction Trade Books

2. Nonfiction Interest Survey

3. Reading Nonfiction Aloud

4. Shared Reading with Nonfiction

Vocabulary:

5. Word Maps

6. List Group Label

7. Word Sorts

8. Concept Circles

9. Semantic Feature Analysis

10. Possible Sentences

Comprehension:

11. Anticipation Guide

12. KWL

13. Semantic Map

14. Series of Events Visual

15. Venn Diagram

16. Cause Effect Map

17. Problem Solution Outline

18. Retelling

19. Discussion Web

20. Data Chart

21. Study Guide

Writing:

22. Nonfiction Readers' Theatre

23. Two-Column Journal

24. Learning Logs

25. Paragraph Writing Frames

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