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Comprehension Across the Curriculum: Perspectives and Practices K-12
     

Comprehension Across the Curriculum: Perspectives and Practices K-12

by Kathy Ganske
 

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ISBN-10: 1606235117

ISBN-13: 9781606235119

Pub. Date: 12/25/2009

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Successful students use comprehension skills and strategies throughout the school day. In this timely book, leading scholars present innovative ways to support reading comprehension across content areas and the full K-12 grade range. Chapters provide specific, practical guidance for selecting rewarding texts and promoting engagement and understanding in social

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Successful students use comprehension skills and strategies throughout the school day. In this timely book, leading scholars present innovative ways to support reading comprehension across content areas and the full K-12 grade range. Chapters provide specific, practical guidance for selecting rewarding texts and promoting engagement and understanding in social studies, math, and science, as well as language arts and English classrooms. Cutting-edge theoretical perspectives and research findings are clearly explained. Special attention is given to integrating out-of-school literacies into instruction and developing comprehension in English language learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606235119
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/25/2009
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Pages:
335
Sales rank:
688,934
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Kathy Ganske Douglas Fisher 1

Part I Theoretical Perspectives

1 To Understand: The Small Changes That Make a Big Difference Ellin Keene 7

2 Comprehension in the Elementary Grades: The Research Base Kathryn L. Roberts Nell K. Duke 23

3 Comprehending in the Subject Areas: The Challenges of Comprehension, Grades 7-12, and What to Do about Them Elizabeth Birr Moje 46

Part II Classroom and School Applications

4 Comprehension in the Primary Grades Diane Barone 75

5 Active Thinking and Engagement: Comprehension in the intermediate Grades Kathy Ganske 96

6 Promoting Comprehension in Middle School and High School: Tapping into Out-of-School Literacies of Our Adolescents Xiufang Chen Valarie G. Lee 119

7 Thinking and Comprehending in the Mathematics Classroom Douglas Fisher Nancy Frey Heather Anderson 146

8 Comprehension in Social Studies Donna Ogle 160

9 Comprehension Connections to Science Maria Grant 175

10 Comprehension Instruction: Using Remix as a Tool for Meaning Making Diane Lapp Jesse Gainer 195

11 Developing Comprehension in English Language Learners: Research and Promising Practices Diane August Jennifer Letcher Gray 225

12 Selecting and Using Nonfiction in Grades K-12 Social Studies and Science Donna L. Knoell 246

Part III Historical Perspectives

13 The Roots of Reading Comprehension Instruction P. David Pearson 279

Index 323

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