Teaching Reading Comprehension presents strategies that teachers can understand and teach. The strategies are simple, flexible and fun. This book incorporates the CORE research-based model of instruction for teaching comprehension strategies.
There are a small number of children who can sound out every word and make it all sound sensible, but who understand very little of what they have ‘read’. Theoretical conclusions and help for teachers.
How much do your students read? Here is a quick way of finding out. Note: this TRT has been designed with New Zealand children in mind. An adaptation could be made for Australian readers, see the previous set item "Measuring Print Exposure in New Zealand Classrooms" for details, and notes.
Researchers and teachers both overseas and in New Zealand are all but unanimous that children should be encouraged to read during and outside school hours. It would appear that New Zealand primary and intermediate teachers are making every attempt to encourage children to read at school. Most New Zealand primary and intermediate classrooms place an emphasis on exposing children to print.
Would you like your students to be excited when they read a new word and keen to work out its meaning straight away? This book will turn them into word detectives, ready to tackle any new word they come across. And when writing, would you like them to make sentences that have interesting and descriptive words like shamble, ravenous or meandering?