Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.

Essential Strategies for Teaching Comprehension of Informational Text

Essential Strategies for Teaching Comprehension of Informational Text
Essential strategies for teaching comprehension of informational text

As we complete the first decade of the 21st century, society is experiencing the explosion of the information age as we surf the Internet to gather news, compare products, purchase items, or conduct banking. In order to prepare students for this digital age, teachers are seeking methods for teaching informational text across the grades, from early childhood through adolescence. This section discusses current research on best practices for teaching comprehension of informational text and explores instructional strategies.

A Brief Overview of Comprehension of Informational Text

Comprehension is the essence of reading, and effective comprehension instruction enables readers to construct meaning from text, connect new concepts to prior knowledge, and formulate ideas (Block ...

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