Maximizing Effectiveness of Reading Comprehension Instruction in Diverse Classrooms by Sheri Berkeley Ph.D.

Maximizing Effectiveness of Reading Comprehension Instruction in Diverse Classrooms

Book Title: Maximizing Effectiveness of Reading Comprehension Instruction in Diverse Classrooms

Publisher: Brookes Publishing

ISBN: 1598573063

Author: Sheri Berkeley Ph.D.


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With 8 million students in Grades 4–12 struggling to read on grade level, effective comprehension instruction is a top priority for middle and high school teachers. This teacher-friendly supplemental textbook fully prepares current and future educators to help all students "read to learn." With a strong emphasis on teaching a wide variety of struggling readers, this concise introductory text gives educators research-based knowledge on reading comprehension and the practical instructional techniques they need to explicitly teach comprehension skills. The ideal foundational text on comprehension—and a great resource for in-service educators—this accessible volume equips teachers with the critical background knowledge they need to strengthen every reader's confidence and competence.


GET TEACHERS READY TO
  • Understand why some students struggle with comprehension
  • Improve the comprehension skills of students with learning disabilities and English language learners
  • Promote language development—the foundation of reading comprehension
  • Understand how basic reading skills affect comprehension and are addressed at the secondary level
  • Modify texts and provide accommodations when necessary
  • Identify pitfalls to common instructional practices and plan ways to differentiate for a wide range of learners
  • Explicitly teach key vocabulary words students need to know to be better readers
  • Help students connect new information to their existing knowledge as they read
  • Plan instruction appropriate for the type of text being used
  • Teach students how to read strategically and monitor their own comprehension
  • Get students motivated and engaged
  • and more

TEACHER-FRIENDLY FEATURES: Vignettes that model instructional techniques, "Dig Deeper" features with research-based enrichment information, "Practical Applications " features with supplemental information and resources.