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Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement

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Overview

This essential reading instructionteaching tool offers hard evidence to show how effective readers use specific strategies to extract and comprehend information.
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Editorial Reviews

Larry Snyder
"With a veteran teacher’s insight, Elaine McEwan presents practical instructional activities to which all of my students have responded, even my most reluctant readers. I would recommend this book to both reading and content area teachers."
Stevi Quate
"The strengths of this book are many. It translates theory into practice, showing how a solid theory can inform one's teaching."
Aileen Carew
"Very comprehensive! It contains everything a teacher needs to guide students in comprehension."
Stevi Quate
"The strengths of this book are many. It translates theory into practice, showing how a solid theory can inform one's teaching."
Aileen Carew
"Very comprehensive! It contains everything a teacher needs to guide students in comprehension."
Larry Snyder
"With a veteran teacher’s insight, Elaine Mc Ewan presents practical instructional activities to which all of my students have responded, even my most reluctant readers. I would recommend this book to both reading and content area teachers."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761946212
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/25/2004
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,031,569
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What’s Good, What’s Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001).

McEwan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (EdD) from Northern Illinois University.

McEwan lives with her husband and business partner, E. Raymond Adkins, in Oro Valley, Arizona. Between them, Elaine and Ray have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
The Goals of the Book
Special Features of the Book
Who the Book is for
Overview of the Contents
Acknowledgments
1. The Power of Strategic Reading Instruction
What is Strategic Reading?
What is Strategic Reading Instruction (SRI)
What are the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers?
What are the Prerequisites for Strategic Reading Instruction?
When is a Strategy not a Strategy?
What's Ahead?
2. Becoming a Strategic Teacher
What Does a Strategic Teacher Look Like?
The Teaching Moves of a Strategic Teacher
The Challenges of Strategic Reading Instruction
The Benefits of SRI
What's Ahead?
3. Understanding the Seven Strategies
Cognitive Strategy #1: Activating
Cognitive Strategy #2: Inferring
Cognitive Strategy #3: Monitoring-Clarifying
Cognitive Strategy #4: Questioning
Cognitive Strategy #5: Searching-Selecting
Cognitive Strategy #6: Summarizing
Cognitive Strategy #7: Visualizing-Organizing
What's Ahead?
4. Instructional Activities to Engage Your Students
Turn on Your CPU (Central Processing Unit): Grades 1-8
Turn on Your Math CPU (Central Processing Unit): Grades 4-8
Add it up: Grades 3-8
A Dozen Ways to Infer: Grades 3-8
A Dozen Ways to Say Infer: Grades 4-8
Fix-up Your Mix-ups: Grades 1-8
Do You Have Any Questions? Grades 4-8
The Prospector: Grades 4-8
The Summarizers Five C's: Grades 3-8
Visualize a Video: Grades K-2
It Pays to Increase Your Word Power: Grades 2-8
Organize it: Grades 3-8
What's Ahead?
5. Organizing for Strategic Reading Instruction (SRI) in Your Classroom
When Should Strategy Instruction Begin?
How Should I Introduce SRI to My Students?
Do I Have to Think Aloud?
How Should SRI Be Paced and Sequenced?
What if an Instructional Activity Doesn't Work?
How Will I Know if My Students are Using the Strategies?
Where Will I Find Time for SRI?
How Can I Juggle It All?
What Does a Lesson Look Like?
What's Ahead?
6. Implementing Schoolwide Strategic Reading Instruction
SRI Requires a Pervasive and Persuasive Reading Culture
SRI Requires Balanced Instruction
SRI Requires a Research-based Curriculum
Is Your School or District Ready for SRI?
Conclusion
References
Index
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