Read Well, Think Well: Build Your Child's Reading, Comprehension, and Critical Thinking Skills

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Millions of children struggle with reading-and even more struggle to understand exactly what they're reading. Read Well, Think Well will help you to teach your children to build the essential reading and comprehension skills they need to succeed in today's demanding school system. Teacher trainer and literacy specialist Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., provides the necessary knowledge, strategies, and exercises that will ...

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Overview

Millions of children struggle with reading-and even more struggle to understand exactly what they're reading. Read Well, Think Well will help you to teach your children to build the essential reading and comprehension skills they need to succeed in today's demanding school system. Teacher trainer and literacy specialist Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., provides the necessary knowledge, strategies, and exercises that will turn your kids into first-rate readers and thinkers.

Learn how to:

  • Choose the best, age-appropriate reading material
  • Boost your child's memory and retention skills through verbal and visual exercises
  • Utilize technology aids to help your child understand the comprehension process
  • Understand the "Big Six" of reading comprehension through analysis and summary of the text
  • Promote values for everyday life through reading
Read Well, Think Well-the ultimate guide to secure your child's academic success.

Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., is a premiere teacher trainer in New York City, specializing in middle-grade and young-adult literacy. He is the winner of the 1997 Frank W. Dilley Award, Walden University's annual prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation. Dr. Lanse, a consultant with the UFT Teacher Center, trains teachers in current literacy research and shows them how to turn the research into daily classroom practice. He has also taught many parent workshops for the United Federation of Teachers. Lanse lives with his teenage son, Kenny, in New York, NY.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598697827
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 706,946
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: At Long Last: A Training Manual for Parents     ix
The Big Six: The Key Comprehension Skills That Your Child Must Master     1
Picking Appropriate Books     17
Modern Literacies: From Web Sites to Video Games     35
Meditation for a Better Brain     47
Building Background Knowledge with Idiomatic Expressions     63
Building Background Knowledge with Popular Proverbs and Sayings     87
Memory Games     95
Study Skills     113
Writing Builds Better Readers     121
Multiple Intelligence Strategies That Improve Critical Thinking     147
Boys and Reading: A Very Special Challenge     159
Learning Disabilities: What to Know and What to Do     185
Conclusion     213
Index     215
About the Author     226
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2008

    Great book for Teachers & Parents!

    Dr. Lanse presents information in a clear manner for parents! As a teacher, I appreciate that he includes all types of reading (including magazines, graphic novels, fantasy, etc.) & lets parents know that these are ok for children to read - as long as they're age appropriate. I am using this book to help improve my teaching.

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