Faced with the daunting task of helping her students raise their reading comprehension scores, the author developed a process that would help her students dismantle even the most challenging comprehension questions and respond in clear, sophisticated paragraphs.
Using the author's 5-step process (a process that requires 30 minutes twice a week), teachers will help their students improve their critical literacy skills for standardized tests-and for their futures.
Kristin Wolfgang currently teaches at Ka'u High and Pahala Elementary in Pahala, Hawai'i and serves as the grade level chair. She is a member of her school's inservice training team and has also served as a cooperating teacher for preservice teachers. Wolfgang is a member of the Hawai'i Island Writer's Association (HIWA), the Hawai'i Island and International Reading Association (IRA). She writes short fiction, children's fiction, poetry, and essays, and is a founding member of the Sundae Writers.
Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Section 1: Guiding Reading Response in Your Classroom 1. An Introduction 2. Planning and Implementation 3. Lesson Plans 4. One Rubric for Every Response 5. Data Collection 6. Suggested Texts 7. Anchor Pieces for Selected Questions 8. Independent Reading Logs Section 2: Comprehension (An Understanding of What Was Read) 9. Comprehension of Narrative Texts 10. Comprehension of Informational Texts 11. Comprehension of Functional Texts Section 3: Application (Organization, Clarification, Conclusions) 12. Application of Narrative Texts 13. Application of Informational Texts 14. Application of Functional Texts Section 4: Analysis (Compare Content to Personal Experiences) 15. Analysis of Narrative Texts 16. Analysis of Informational Texts 17. Analysis of Functional Texts Section 5: Synthesis (Organizing the Content in New Ways) 18. Synthesis of Narrative Texts 19. Synthesis of Informational Texts 20. Synthesis of Functional Texts Section 6: Evaluation (Making a Judgment) 21. Evaluation of Narrative Texts 22. Evaluation of Informational Texts 23. Evaluation of Functional Texts Resources Index