Four Powerful Strategies for Struggling Readers, Grades 3-8: Small Group Instruction That Improves Comprehension

Four Powerful Strategies for Struggling Readers, Grades 3-8: Small Group Instruction That Improves Comprehension

By: Lois A. Lanning (author)Paperback

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Research-based strategies for reading instruction often concentrate on reading readiness and Reading First skills for Grades PreK-2, but this important new book focuses on instruction that works for readers still struggling with reading comprehension in Grades 3-8. Sorting through the myriad of reading strategies and skills listed in state standards, local curricula, basal readers, and professional publications, the author here identifies and emphasizes four 'power strategies' worth spending time teaching when the goal is understanding text: summarizing, making meaningful connections, self-regulating, and inferring. Covering these four strategies individually and collectively, the author examines how, why, and when to use each strategy; specific teaching techniques to use with each strategy; what efficient use of each strategy looks like; assessment measures to use with each strategy; and much more.

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About Author

Lois Lanning, Ph.D., is an independent education consultant. She is a certified Trainer-of-Trainer Concept-based Curriculum Specialist with Dr. Lynn Erickson. She presents and works with districts at the international, national and state levels in the areas of literacy and Concept-Based Curriculum design. In addition to writing professional articles and teacher resources, Lois is also the author of the bestselling book, Four Powerful Strategies for Struggling Readers Grades 3-8: Small Group Instruction that Improves Comprehension, a joint publication between Corwin Press and the International Reading Association, c. 2009, Designing a Concept-based Curriculum in English Language Arts: Meeting the Common Core with Intellectual Integrity, K-12. Corwin Press, c. 2013, a chapter in The Best of Corwin: Differentiated Instruction in Literacy, Math, and Science, Leslie Laud, Editor, c. 201, Corwin Press, and co-author, with H.L. Erickson, of Transitioning to Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction, Corwin Press, c.2014. Lois was a classroom teacher, K-12 reading consultant, special education teacher, elementary school principal, district curriculum director, adjunct professor, and finally, an assistant superintendent of schools for the last 12 years of her career in public schools. Lois is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. Her hobbies include reading, biking, hiking, and traveling. Lois currently lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with her husband. She has two children, and two grandsons, Christopher and Ryan, whom she absolutely adores.

Contents

Foreword by Joseph Yukish Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Foundations Recent Findings From Comprehension Strategies Why Four Powerful Strategies? The Four Powerful Comprehension Strategies Summary of Recent Findings From Comprehension Research Reading Comprehension Instruction Comprehension Instructional Activities and Practices Research on the Transfer of Learning What Is Transfer? A Closer Look at Transfer Theory Summmary of Reading Comprehension Instruction 2. Gradual Release to Accelerate Progress Gradual Release Lesson Design Conclusions and Reflections 3. Putting the Strategies Into Practice: Summarizing What Is Summarizing? When Does a Reader Summarize? Why Do Readers Summarize? Sample Lessons for the Strategy Summarizing Summarizing Across Content Areas Conclusions and Reflections 4. Putting the Strategies Into Practice: Creating Meaningful Connections What Is Creating Meaningful Connections? When Does a Reader Create Meaningful Connections? Why Do Readers Create Meaningful Connections? Sample Lessons for the Strategy Creating Meaningful Connections Making Meaningful Connections Across Content Areas Conclusions and Reflections 5. Putting the Strategies Into Practice: Self-Regulating What Is Self-Regulating? When Does a Reader Self-Regulate? Why Do Readers Self-Regulate? Sample Lessons for the Strategy Self-Regulating Self-Regulating Across Content Areas Conclusions and Reflections 6. Putting the Strategies Into Practice: Inferring What Is Inferring? When Does a Reader Infer? Why Do Readers Infer? Sample Lessons for the Strategy Inferring Inferring Across Content Areas Conclusions and Reflections 7. Conclusion Glossary: Defining Terms Appendix 1: Thinking About How We Use Strategies to Comprehend Appendix 2: Focusing on Comprehension Strategies in a Small Group Gradual Release Design Lesson for Struggling Readers: Observation Form References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412957274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781412957274
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1412957273

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