English language

The Comprehension Book

Author: Sue Dillon,Terry Dillon

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748734546

Category: English language

Page: 128

View: 5540

These worksheets draw on material from a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, advertising and public information. The varied topics and material are ideal for reinforcing understanding across the curriculum.
Education

Comprehension Connections

Bridges to Strategic Reading

Author: Tanny McGregor

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325008875

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 4059

Inferring, questioning, determining importance. It's not easy to explain these abstract reading strategies to elementary readers, yet knowing how they work and how to use them is an important first step to connecting with texts. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension strategies. Comprehension Connections is a guide to developing children's ability to fully understand texts by making the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. McGregor's approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. Her lessons build bridges between the concrete and the abstract by incorporating writing, discussion, song, art, and movement into a web of creative connections that reinforce each strategy on a variety of levels. All the while Comprehension Connections offers an inside look at the dynamic of McGregor's teaching, showing you how her ideas look in action, and including the language she uses and that she encourages her students to use as they build their facility with: schema inferring questioning determining importance visualizing synthesizing. Many students struggle to understand what it is they are supposed to do as they learn to read strategically. Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of Comprehension Connections. Save $43.88!
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Comprehension Toolkit

Language and Lessons for Active Literacy

Author: Stephanie Harvey,Anne Goudvis

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 9780325005836

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 676

View: 6891

An intensive course of study designed to help intermediate-grade students understand, respond to, and learn from nonfiction text.
Wit and humor

The Comprehension of Jokes

A Cognitive Science Framework

Author: Graeme Ritchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780815378280

Category: Wit and humor

Page: 222

View: 1743

The programme of work -- Towards a theory of jokes -- The process of joke comprehension -- Text comprehension -- Processing and prediction -- Logic in jokes -- Incongruity and resolution -- Surprise -- The role of language -- Impropriety -- Superiority and aggression -- What's in a joke? -- Applying the framework -- The way forward
Education

Background Knowledge

The Missing Piece of the Comprehension Puzzle

Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 2201

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey help you develop lasting subject-area understanding with ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work that effectively engage adolescents. You'll learn to: distinguish incidental knowledge from core background knowledge; check students' understanding prior to a unit with tools such as opinionnaires, interest surveys, and anticipation guides; model how to activate and apply prior knowledge so kids can wrestle with new content; build up students' background knowledge through virtual fieldtrips, YouTube, guest experts, and more; and provide collaborative ways for students to develop expertise, show what they know, and own their learning. --From publisher's description.

Key Stage 2 Comprehension

Author: Celia Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780721711546

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7170

Key Stage 2 Comprehension provides a unique collection of stimulating texts that appeal strongly to both boys and girls, together with questions that both build and stretch comprehension skills and widen vocabulary.
Education

Drawing a Blank

Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum

Author: Emily Iland

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781934575772

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 6688

Although they may be fluent readers - indeed, many have very precocious reading skills - individuals with autism spectrum disorders often need support for comprehension. Comprehension difficulties in readers with ASD can be subtle, qualitative, and difficult to tease out. As a result, their substantial level of risk for reading comprehension problems is often overlooked or unaddressed, and many students struggle in silence. Further aggravating the situation is the fact that otherwise competent educational professionals is both general education and special education settings have limited training and experience helping readers with ASD. This is where Drawing a Blank comes in. Using a clearly stated and well-organized approach, this practical resource provides educational professionals and parents with the tools to improve comprehension for good decoders who have reading comprehension difficulties, as well as readers who struggle with both decoding and comprehension. In keeping with current standards, the book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based and promising practices based on thorough assessment of student's needs.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 1 for Beginners

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583472

Category:

Page: 248

View: 988

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels- beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 1 for Beginners" is the first of the three books based on the Life Skills theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Lfe Skills - 10 each on Thinking, Social and Emotional Skills. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the precious Life Skills. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYZE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Life Skills.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 3 for the experts

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583499

Category:

Page: 248

View: 4497

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels - beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 3 for the experts" is the third of the three books based on the Life Skills theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Life Skills - 10 each on Thinking, Social and Emotional Skills. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the precious Life Skills. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYZE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Life Skills.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Attitude & Values/ Level 1 for Beginners

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583502

Category:

Page: 248

View: 6192

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels - beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Attitude & Values / Level 1 for Beginners" is the first of the three books based on the Attitude & Values theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Attitude & Values - 15 each on Attitude and Values. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the Attitude & Values. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. • It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYSE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Attitude & Values.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 2 for the avid readers

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583480

Category:

Page: 248

View: 1824

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels - beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Life Skills/ Level 2 for the avid readers" is the second of the three books based on the Life Skills theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Life Skills - 10 each on Thinking, Social and Emotional Skills. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the precious Life Skills. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYZE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Life Skills.
Education

Monitor Comprehension with Intermediate Students

Getting Started with the Comprehension Toolkit, Grades 3-6

Author: Stephanie Harvey,Anne Goudvis

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN: 9780325037462

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 5982

"We teach the reader, not just the reading. We want children to be lifelong learners who read actively and independently across the curriculum, who engage their minds and understand what they read. The Toolkit lessons and practices teach kids to use comprehension strategies to 'read to learn' as they encounter information and ideas in a wide variety of nonfiction texts." -Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis Learn how to teach nonfiction strategies to intermediate readers and how Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis help students listen to their inner conversation, keep track of their thinking, and monitor their understanding as they read. Through 2 foundational books-The Comprehension Toolkit Teacher's Guide and Monitor Comprehension-and seven online video clips, Steph and Anne provide the lesson plans, teaching language, and tools you'll need to teach students how to use nonfiction reading strategies flexibly across a variety of texts, topics, and subject areas. In the Teacher's Guide, Steph and Anne explain the research and thinking behind The Comprehension Toolkit. They include an overview of the Toolkit's instructional design as well as guidelines for integrating the Toolkit into your literacy curriculum. In addition to describing how to foster an active literacy classroom, the Teacher's Guide shows how to choose texts and apply the strategies in science and social studies, and offers guidelines for assessing student work. When readers monitor their comprehension, they keep track of their thinking while reading. They listen to the voice in their head that speaks to them as the read. They notice when the text makes sense or when it doesn't. Monitor Comprehension helps you teach readers how to "fix up" their comprehension by using a variety of strategies including stopping to refocus thinking, rereading, and reading on. Throughout readers learn to monitor and use strategies to maintain understanding and repair comprehension when it breaks down. The seven accompanying video clips include a video conversation with Dr. P. David Pearson and slideshows of an active literacy classroom, an assessment overview, and strategy instruction in science and social studies. (Video clips are free for 6 months upon registration. You must register within 6 months of purchase.) Learn more about these resources and the series at www.comprehensiontoolkit.com. This pack is part of firsthand's Getting Started series. Bridging the gap between educational theory and practice, firsthand classroom materials model the carefully crafted techniques and language of master teachers in ways that help teachers refine their practice and reinvent their own teaching. The most comprehensive of these resources span more than a year of instruction. Firsthand's Getting Started Packs were created for teachers in training and professional book study groups who want a compact, affordable way to study and tryout these transformative classroom materials. Each Getting Started Pack includes an overview book, a complete unit of study, online video clips provided free of charge for 6 months, and an accompanying study guide. Getting Started packs include: Launch a Primary Writing Workshop, Grades K-2; Launch an Intermediate Writing Workshop, Grades 3-5; Launch an Intermediate Reading Workshop, Grades 3-5; Introduce the Qualities of Writing, Grades 3-6; Monitor Comprehension with Primary Students, Grades K-2; Monitor Comprehension with Intermediate Students, Grades 3-6; Investigate the Number System, Grades K-3; Investigate Multiplication, Grades 3-5; Investigate Fractions, Grades 4-6.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Beyond the Code Book 1

Comprehension and Reasoning Skills

Author: Nancy M. Hall

Publisher: School Specialty Intervention

ISBN: 9780838824016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 99

View: 7450

A phonics bestseller for over 30 years, Explode the code has helped millions of students nationwide build the essential literacy skills needed for reading success: phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and spelling.
Education

Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehension

A handbook

Author: Jane Oakhill,Kate Cain,Carsten Elbro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628993

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 8433

The ultimate aim of reading is not the process but to understand what we read and comprehension can take place at many different levels. There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of reading comprehension in recent years but despite this there is very little written on this vital topic accessible to trainee and practicing teachers. The Handbook of Reading Comprehension presents an overview of recent findings on reading comprehension and comprehension problems in children. It provides a detailed examination of the characteristics of children who have reading comprehension difficulties, and examines ways in which comprehension can be supported and improved. It is accessibly written for students and professionals with no previous background in the psychology of reading or reading problems. This indispensable handbook asks the question ‘what is comprehension?’ The authors consider comprehension of different units of language: understanding single words, sentences, and connected prose and outline what readers (and listeners) have to do to successfully understand an extended text. This book also considers comprehension for different purposes, in particular reading for pleasure and reading to learn and explores how reader characteristics such as interest and motivation can influence the comprehension process. Different skills contribute to successful reading comprehension. These include word reading ability, vocabulary knowledge, syntactic skills, memory, and discourse level skills such as the ability to make inferences, knowledge about text structure, and metacognitive skills. The authors discuss how each one contributes to the development of reading comprehension skill and how the development of these skills (or their precursors) in pre-readers, provides the foundation for reading comprehension development. Areas covered include:- Word reading and comprehension Development of comprehension skills Comprehension difficulties Assessment Teaching for improvement Throughout the text successful experimental and classroom based interventions will be highlighted, practical tips for teachers and summary boxes detailing key points and explaining technical terms will be included in each chapter
Education

Teaching Comprehension

The Comprehension Process Approach

Author: Cathy Collins Block

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 1514

"Teaching Comprehension: The Comprehension Process Approach" is unparalleled to any other text in its coverage of how to teach comprehension to students of all ages. Renowned scholar Cathy Collins Block takes on the challenging task of providing what every student needs to know about teaching comprehension, in a concise manner. This text is packed with innovative lessons and approaches based on the latest developments in research-based practices. Designed to suit one's needs, each chapter ends with a complete lesson plan that can be implemented in classrooms with a wide range of student reading ability levels. Features Presents the "Thinking Process Approach" to comprehension instruction through highly effective, research-based lessons. Provides in-depth treatment of literal comprehension processes, inference, imagery, metacognition, and non-fictional texts. The text teaches higher-level comprehension processes based on what students need to fully understand more than ten distinct genres (Chs. 5-12). Addresses the comprehension needs of "Generation Y" students, the roles and responsibilities of teachers and students; and curriculum and instructional activities, featuring specific actions that teachers can take to capture the attention of a new generation of students. Describes new methods of empowering students throughout the text, which advance their own comprehension abilities. An entire chapter is dedicated to new assessment tools that diagnose and prescribe student's comprehension needs and accomplishments (Ch. 10). These assessment tools have been successfully tested in more than 2,000 classrooms throughout the United States and Canada. Heavy emphasis throughout the text on how to use technology to improve comprehension instruction to meet the needs of the 21st century classroom. Rather than merely listing Web site addresses, the text integrates discussion of strategies for using technology into the text. Includes selections of current, children's and adolescent literature as well as many examples of non-fiction selections covering grades K-12. Covers comprehension needs at each stage of students' intellectual development. Contains vivid graphics that thematically recur within chapters and easily guide students' reading throughout the text and demonstrate how to use graphics effectively to teach comprehension.

Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Attitude & Values/ Level 3 for the experts

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9384583529

Category:

Page: 248

View: 8871

The paradigm shift in the field of education focuses on the development of life skills, attitudes and values. This was the prime focus which made us divide this series into two themes: LIFE SKILLS and ATTITUDES & VALUES. Each theme strongly voices out in three levels - beginners, the avid readers and the experts making it a six book series. The book "Breathing in Bodhi - the General Awareness/ Comprehension book - Attitude & Values / Level 3 for the experts" is the third of the three books based on the Attitude & Values theme. • The book contains 30 fascinating stories about People, Places, Events, Ideas and Issues. The stories are further based on Attitude & Values - 15 each on Attitude and Values. • The book aims at enhancing the comprehension skills along with augmenting the general awareness of children leading to the development of the Attitude & Values. • The book is an honest attempt to trigger the young minds to think, explore and relate to the world around them. • It makes them THINK, COMPREHEND AND ANALYSE. The articles given for the comprehension purpose are actually in sync to the real world. • Each story has been elaborately discussed and is analysed by the following tools: • Wordsmith - aims at developing the vocabulary and contextual usage of words. • Finding the Fact - aims at developing the comprehension skills • Extra Inning - gives an opportunity to the reader to explore the extra information related to the story. • Reality Check - a platform to create opinions about the various issues related to the story. • Only when the reader is in a position to generate thoughts/ opinions about a given situation/ issue then only he is in a position to provide a real solution model. • This series is a must have for people who not only want to build in their reading habit and develop their vocabulary but also want to enroot an eye for comprehending, analyzing and transforming their approach from problem finders towards becoming PROBLEM SOLVERS by reinforcing the power of Attitude & Values.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Comprehension Assessment

A Classroom Guide

Author: JoAnne Schudt Caldwell

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 3208

How can busy teachers successfully manage the complex task of assessing their students' reading comprehension? This invaluable book--the first stand-alone guide on the topic--presents reliable, research-supported guidelines and procedures for K-6 teachers to use in the classroom. Through practical tips and realistic examples, the book demonstrates time-saving ways to implement and adapt a wide range of existing assessments, rather than creating new ones. Also covered are strategies for conducting multiliteracy assessments, using classroom assessment to complement standardized testing, accommodating response-to-intervention mandates, and linking assessment to content-area instruction.