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It's Got to Make Sense: Strategies to Help Children Comprehend Text

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Why has comprehension instruction become so complex?

Sharon Taberski cuts through the pressurized, strategy-overloaded, fluency-crazed atmosphere surrounding reading instruction to lay out the reading and writing workshop practices that are most effective in developing readers in the primary grades. She shares the daily how-tos needed to sustain a literacy block that engages children in authentic reading and writing practices including dozens of effective practices that illustrate amazing ways to organize instructional and independent reading for kids including:

letter and sound searches that improve students' word accuracy and fluency

companion books bags that develop their confidence and comprehension

strategy sheets that make children's thinking about text concrete

a Putting Our Strategies to Work Board that enables students to reflect on and discuss the meta-cognitive strategies they're using

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About the Author

Sharon Taberski teaches at the Manhattan New School in New York City and consults throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is a member of the development committee for the Primary Literacy Standards (more commonly known as the New Standards) by the National Center on Education and the Economy and the University of Pittsburgh. She is author of the video series A Close-Up Look at Teaching Reading: Focusing on Children and Our Goals (Heinemann, 1996), as well as editor of the childrens poetry anthology Morning, Noon, and Night: Poems to Fill Your Day (Mondo, 1996) and regular contributor to periodicals such as Language Arts and Instructor. Sharon is also the author of On Solid Ground: Strategies for Teaching Reading K-3 .

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ISBN:
9780325004112
Author:
Taberski, Sharon
Publisher:
Heinemann Educational Books
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Subject:
General education.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.5 x 0.76 in 1.7 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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