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Talk About Understanding: Rethinking Classroom Talk to Enhance Comprehension
     

Talk About Understanding: Rethinking Classroom Talk to Enhance Comprehension

by Ellin Oliver Keene
 

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Reading education pioneer Ellin Oliver Keene demystifies comprehension instruction by describing what it can look like when readers comprehend deeply and what it can look like when teachers aim for this deep comprehension. This ground-breaking book is illustrated with video footage of Ellin

Overview

Reading education pioneer Ellin Oliver Keene demystifies comprehension instruction by describing what it can look like when readers comprehend deeply and what it can look like when teachers aim for this deep comprehension. This ground-breaking book is illustrated with video footage of Ellin modeling the reading instruction she describes. Here, you can watch Ellin use language and teaching moves that help students go beyond superficial reading comprehension to lasting understanding.

Talk About Understanding offers:

  • "Outcomes of Understanding" Markers-descriptions of the behaviors present when children understand a text deeply including ways to assess with and teach toward these outcomes.
  • "Talk About Understanding" Principles-suggestions to modify teaching language and teaching interactions to deepen children's ability to comprehend.
  • "From the Inside" Video Segments-classroom footage of Ellin teaching lessons that illustrate use of the "Outcomes of Understanding" markers and "Talk About Understanding" principles from the book.

Do your students understand their reading as deeply as they need to? Talk About Understanding has the guiding principles, the teaching suggestions, the carefully described outcomes, and the video support to help you teach your students how to comprehend, thoroughly and eagerly, the varied and complicated texts in the world around us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325028392
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
343,258
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Ellin is author of Talk About Understanding: Rethinking Classroom Talk to Enhance Understanding, To Understand: New Horizons in Reading Comprehension, co-author of Comprehension Going Forward and of Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd edition as well as numerous chapters for professional books and journals on the teaching of reading as well as education policy journals. Ellin Oliver Keene has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For sixteen years she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for 4 years. Ellin currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the PEBC, as senior advisor to Heinemann Professional Development and works with schools and districts throughout the country and abroad. Ellin Oliver Keene is a Heinemann Professional Development provider. She presents Heinemann One-Day Workshops, Webinars Series, and all forms of On-Site PD. She is most sought after for her long-term professional development residencies in partnership with Heinemann Professional Development. For an overview of the Keene Residency »

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