Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program - Primary 2 (Grades 1?2)

Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program - Primary 2 (Grades 1?2)

by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Tamra Stambaugh



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593639181
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Series: Jacobs Ladder Reading Comprehension Program
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 7 Years

About the Author

Joyce VanTassel-Baska is Professor Emerita at The College of William and Mary, where she founded the Center for Gifted Education. Formerly she initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. Joyce has also served as state director of gifted programs in Illinois, a regional director, a local coordinator of gifted programs, and a teacher of gifted high school students. Her major research interests are in the talent development process and effective curricular interventions with the gifted.

She is the author of 22 books and has written more than 500 other publications on gifted education. She was the editor of Gifted and Talented International for several years and received the Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997 from the National Association for Gifted Children and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia in 1993. She received the Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award from the University of Toledo in 2003, the President's Award from the World Council on Gifted and Talented in 2005, and the Collaboration and Diversity Service Award from CEC-TAG in 2007.

Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., is an assistant research professor in special education and executive director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include curriculum for gifted learners, talent development for low-income gifted students, and rural giftedness.

Table of Contents

Part I Teachers' Guide to Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program l

Part II Readings and Student Ladder Sets 21

Chapter 1 Short Stories 23

Chapter 2 Poetry 69

Chapter 3 Interdisciplinary Reading Connections 107

Appendix A Pre- and Postassessments, Rubric, and Discussion Checklist 133

Appendix B Classroom Diagnostic Forms 141

About the Authors 145

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Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program - Primary 2 (Grades 1?2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program is designed for students who have high-level learning abilities. Through a series of inquiry processes the students can become critical readers. This book is created for first and second grade students. The stories and tasks are meant to help these students become better communicators and listeners in addition to better their reading skills. In addition to a Teacher's Guide to using this material, there are tasks to use for each of the works suggested. Some of the works include: Owl Moon by Jane Yolen The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieska Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg Where Go the Boats? by Robert Louis Stevenson The Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson On Snow by Jonathan Swift This book would make a great addition to a classroom or home school that has a gifted learner. I recommend this book highly. I was given this book by the publisher and by LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.