60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K-8

Kathleen F. Jonson ,

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60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K-8

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Use these fun, easy-to-use activities to tackle the most challenging aspect of reading!

"Finally, someone has written a practical book filled with easy-to-read comprehension strategies. I will definitely use this book with teachers in my district to teach about and review comprehension strategies. The section on ′How Can We Learn More′ is also fantastic. Thank you, Kathleen Jonson."
--Hazel Brauer, Literacy Coordinator
Jefferson Elementary School District, Daly City, CA

"This book is a comprehensive, well-organized guide to teaching reading comprehension. The clear, consistent layout of the lesson plans makes it easy for the teacher to locate and implement appropriate lessons quickly. The examples are very helpful and the templates allow a teacher to begin lessons immediately. The wide variety of lesson plans makes this guide truly useful for all grade levels."
--Myra Gamble, Reading Specialist
Spring Valley School, Millbrae, CA

Comprehension is the final goal of reading, but because it involves several cognitive processes, it remains the most difficult facet of reading development to teach. Based on the recommendations of the National Reading Panel Report, 60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K-8 provides teachers with a ready-to-use toolkit of tried-and-true learning strategies designed to actively engage students in cognitive processes, including predicting, visualizing, making inferences, monitoring, synthesizing, and summarizing. Developed as specific instructional procedures with clearly delineated steps for implementation, these entertaining activities are effective in all types of classrooms. Each of the 60 strategies in the book includes:

  • Grade-level recommendations
  • Goals for each strategy
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Graphics and examples of student work
  • Directions for modifying strategies for different grade levels

Literary expert Kathleen Feeney Jonson has created an exciting resource to help educators teach the most difficult piece of the reading process: comprehension. Offering a rare combination of fun and function, these strategies are sure to get students to listen, laugh, and most important, to learn.

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