Cognitive Strategy Instruction That Really Improves Children's Academic Performance / Edition 2

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This completely rewritten and updated second edition presents the cognitive strategies empirically shown to improve competence in the elementary and middle school skills and content areas - decoding, reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, writing, science and mathematics. The expanded coverage includes a new chapter on strategies related to teaching science, and strategies to learn specific, often unconnected facts. Each chapter succinctly describes current validated teaching and learning strategies in that particular skill or content area, and the logic behind these strategies. References are provided in each chapter for the teacher who wants more information. A final chapter, "Getting Started Teaching Strategies," offers specific suggestions for teachers to follow in teaching and supporting strategies among their students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571290052
  • Publisher: Brookline Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Cognitive Strategy Training Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 263
  • Sales rank: 1,498,158
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Foreword to the Second Edition
Authors' Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction to Cognitive Strategy Instruction 1
Ch. 2 Decoding and the Beginnings of Reading 19
Ch. 3 Reading Comprehension Strategies 57
Ch. 4 Vocabulary 101
Ch. 5 Spelling 116
Ch. 6 Writing 153
Ch. 7 Mathematical Problem Solving 184
Ch. 8 Science 213
Ch. 9 Learning Facts: The Value of Always Asking Yourself Why And Other Mnemonic Strategies 234
Ch. 10 Getting Started Teaching Strategies 244
Appendix: Additional Sources of Information About Strategies 254
Author Index 257
Subject Index 261
About the Authors 265
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