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102 Reading Response Lessons

102 Reading Response Lessons
Improving Comprehension Skills for Test Day--and Beyond

November 2005 | 312 pages | Corwin
Faced with the daunting task of helping her students raise their reading comprehension scores, the author developed a process that would help her students dismantle even the most challenging comprehension questions and respond in clear, sophisticated paragraphs.

Using the author's 5-step process (a process that requires 30 minutes twice a week), teachers will help their students improve their critical literacy skills for standardized tests-and for their futures.

About the Author
Section 1: Guiding Reading Response in Your Classroom
1. An Introduction
2. Planning and Implementation
3. Lesson Plans
4. One Rubric for Every Response
5. Data Collection
6. Suggested Texts
7. Anchor Pieces for Selected Questions
8. Independent Reading Logs
Section 2: Comprehension (An Understanding of What Was Read)
9. Comprehension of Narrative Texts
10. Comprehension of Informational Texts
11. Comprehension of Functional Texts
Section 3: Application (Organization, Clarification, Conclusions)
12. Application of Narrative Texts
13. Application of Informational Texts
14. Application of Functional Texts
Section 4: Analysis (Compare Content to Personal Experiences)
15. Analysis of Narrative Texts
16. Analysis of Informational Texts
17. Analysis of Functional Texts
Section 5: Synthesis (Organizing the Content in New Ways)
18. Synthesis of Narrative Texts
19. Synthesis of Informational Texts
20. Synthesis of Functional Texts
Section 6: Evaluation (Making a Judgment)
21. Evaluation of Narrative Texts
22. Evaluation of Informational Texts
23. Evaluation of Functional Texts
Key features

§         Standards-based, six-trait writing model focus

§         Requires only 30 minutes, two times a week

§         129 sample comprehension questions

§         Can be used with the books already being used in class

§         Allows for teacher flexibility/input but requires minimal teacher preparation time

§         Useful across content areas

§         Numerous reproducibles

ü       Scoring rubrics

ü       Student worksheets/organizational tools

§         Numerous student response samples

§         Strategies have been classroom tested and refined.

Sample Materials & Chapters


Introduction/Chapter 1

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