Lessons in Comprehension: Explicit Instruction in the Reading Workshop / Edition 1

Lessons in Comprehension: Explicit Instruction in the Reading Workshop / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0325006253
ISBN-13:
9780325006253
Pub. Date:
07/01/2004
Publisher:
Heinemann
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Overview

Lessons in Comprehension: Explicit Instruction in the Reading Workshop / Edition 1

Plumbing his file drawers for 64 of the most effective comprehension minilessons from his distinguished teaching career, Serafini has created a teaching treasure trove that contains nearly a year's worth of comprehension instruction plus an extensive list of children's literature that he has successfully woven into his own reading workshop. Lessons in Comprehension introduces and reinforces meaning-making concepts through eight broad thematic strands that scaffold understanding and responsibility for novice readers:

  • Inviting Children into the World of Reading and Literature
  • Exploring the Structures and Components of Literature
  • Navigating Text
  • Promoting Invested Literature Discussions
  • Developing Comprehension Practices
  • Investigating Informational Texts
  • Extending Response to Literature
  • Examining Critical Perspectives.

Within each strand, eight lessons take students deep into key comprehension strategies like visualization, journaling, and previewing texts. Tried, proven, and grounded in the latest scientific-based research, each substantial lesson offers a complete framework to take you and your students from theory through guided practice and beyond. And, unique among books on the reading workshop, each lesson also features Serafini's own classroom-honed language-the perfect model to adapt for explicit instruction in any reading classroom. These lessons fit seamlessly together and provide the instructional backbone for learners of every level and ability.

"Effective teachers teach," writes Serafini, and in effective reading workshops explicit instruction provides an important link between the written word and an emerging reader's ability to both interact with texts and understand them. Read Lessons in Comprehension, trust Serafini, and help your students learn the strategies they need to comprehend a variety of texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325006253
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 821,627
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range: 8 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

The Role of Explicit Comprehension Instruction in the Reading Workshop

How This Book Is Organized

Comprehension Strands

Inviting Children into the World of Reading and Literature

Exploring the Structures and Components of Literature

Navigating Text

Promoting Invested Literature Discussions

Developing Comprehension Practices

Investigating Informational Texts

Extending Response to Literature

Examining Critical Perspectives

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