Spotlight on Comprehension : Building a Literacy of Thoughtfulness / Edition 1

Spotlight on Comprehension : Building a Literacy of Thoughtfulness / Edition 1

by Linda Hoyt
     
 

This book presents a tapestry of short, highly practical essays loaded with ready to use strategies for teaching reading comprehension and assessing understanding. See more details below

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This book presents a tapestry of short, highly practical essays loaded with ready to use strategies for teaching reading comprehension and assessing understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900325007198
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Laying the groundwork for effective instruction
1Building a literacy of thoughtfulness2
2Learning from comprehension research : critical understandings to guide our practices9
3To understand22
4Building a context for strategy instruction40
5Comprehension instruction : explicit and multifaceted46
6Many ways of knowing58
Pt. 2Crafting environments that foster comprehension
7An environment for thoughtful literacy66
8The intimate classroom : establishing an emotional environment that encourages thoughtful literacy learning76
9The Compehension Classroom85
10Check it out92
11Helping parents help us : promoting comprehension through parent involvement97
Pt. 3Comprehending strategically : questioning, inferring, summarizing
12Guiding comprehension through questioning and coaching108
13The ease of questioning117
14Partner think alouds125
15Read it again, differently130
16Inference : a partnership with the author138
Pt. 4Getting at language : words, writing, and reading like a writer
17Comprehending at the word level150
18Building a robust vocabulary161
19Alphaboxes and the two-word strategy...not just for little kids174
20Language banks, imagery and poetry : reading from a writer's point of view185
21Strategies authors use to aid comprehension194
22Interactive paragraphs209
23Text to tunes : extending understanding by writing songs217
Pt. 5Comprehension instruction : read alouds, guided reading and independent reading
24Building comprehension through read alouds with picture books226
25Listening is comprehension too!236
26Making connections : building companion collections for guided reading243
27Comprehending nonfiction : using guided reading to deepen understanding264
28Guided reading : more than just decoding and retelling275
29From doubt to celebration : strategy instruction in independent reading283
30Reading partnerships : grasping deeper layers of meaning291
Pt. 6Tackling texts (and tests) across the curriculum
31The power of rereading informational texts308
32A recipe for success : comprehension strategies across the curriculum341
33A teachable moment for a teacher : nonfiction for emergent readers320
34Science notebooks : developing understanding and strategies326
35I see what you mean : using iMovie in the reading workshop333
36Paint pots of poetry : deepening comprehension through cooperative poetry discussion340
37Math + literature = comprehension and concepts!347
38Is Pluto a planet? : how inquiry curriculum supports comprehension356
39Comprehending standardized tests363
40Puzzled about comprehension and standardized testing?374
Pt. 7Understanding comprehension and the emergent reader
41Comprehension and the emergent reader386
42Comprehending the cereal box397
43Making thinking come alive in the early childhood classroom406
44"You are my sunshine" is not about the sun! : teaching comprehension to young children through song lyrics414
45Read alouds and retells : building early text comprehension425
46Searching for a comprehension game-plan? just follow the Yellow Brick Road!434
Pt. 8Supporting comprehension for English language learners
47Frontloading for ELL's : building concepts and vocabulary before reading444
48Preview, view, review : giving multilingual learners access to the curriculum453
49Three for the road : strategies for success with bilingual learners!460
50Scaffolding and contextualizing : reading for real with English learners470
51Expanding the World Though Read Alouds : Unlocking Comprehension for English language learners479
Pt. 9Considering instruction that works
52A veteran teacher reflects on comprehension490
53Aligning strategy instruction across classrooms : the middle school high five499
54"Can I tell you a secret?" : lessons from a resistant middle school reader511
55Finding our way through diverse perspectives : comprehending points of view and language520
56Boys will be boys527

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