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Featuring vignettes, graphic organizers, instructional strategies, up-to-date research, and more, this updated bestseller helps educators understand the most effective ways to teach all students to read.


Comprehension is difficult to teach. One frustrated literacy coach observed, “Teaching decoding is a snap compared to teaching comprehension skills and strategies.” As a beginning middle-grade teacher, I was baffled by comprehension. I found a well-worn Science Research Associates Reading Kit in my classroom containing hundreds of leveled color-coded cards (olive and brown were my favorites), each containing a short reading selection and several multiple-choice questions to check for comprehension. Naive as I was, I thought if my students were reading and answering the questions correctly, I was teaching comprehension. No matter that I had no solutions for the students who dutifully muddled through ...

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