This month on Literacy Toolbox, I will share resources to help parents explicitly teach their child comprehension strategies when reading. Good readers use these strategies without even thinking about it. It is our job as parents and educators to teach our children how to use these strategies so that they become second nature to them as they read independently.
Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement is a book that was suggested to me early in my teaching career. I used it extensively in the classroom, and continue to use the resources and strategies within the book when I read to my own children. The goal is to create engaged, thoughtful, independent readers and this book helps!
Though Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement is meant as a resource for teachers, I feel that any parent who has an interest in explicitly teaching their children strategies when reading (especially parents who home school!), will find this book useful.
In this revised and expanded edition, Harvey and Goudvis have added twenty completely new comprehension lessons.
In this book, you will find:
- what comprehension is and how to teach it
- lessons and practices for teaching comprehension
- information on social studies and science reading, topic study research, textbook reading and the genre of test reading
- updated appendix section recommends a rich diet of fiction and nonfiction, short text, kid’s magazines, websites and journals
When kids are engaged in their reading they enhance their understanding, acquire knowledge, and learn from and remember what they read. And most importantly, they will want to read more!
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