Reading expert Deanne Camp shows how matching two high-interest books—one fiction and one nonfiction—on the same topic can boost students engagement and comprehension in any subject area. This resource provides 15 comprehension strategy lessons for building background knowledge, learning vocabulary, summarizing, asking critical-thinking questions, and more. Also includes classroom examples with the strategy in action, research links, and a recommended literature list. For use with Grades 3-5.
Reading to learn in science, math, and social studies is rewarding and fun when students compare and contrast two high-interest books on the same topic—one fiction and the other nonfiction.
Deanne Camp is a professor of Reading and director of the Graduate Reading Program at Southwest Missouri State University. She has been an educator for 29 years—teaching elementary school, and later, courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Camp also directs the Literacy Assistance Program where struggling readers are paired with graduate students for tutoring in reading. She enjoys conducting classroom research on reading and helping her graduate students create learning environments that nurture a love of books. She currently resides in Springfield, Missouri.
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