Reading Comprehension: Strategies for Independent Learners
This practical but comprehensive guide to reading comprehension instruction begins with the question, "What do good comprehenders look like?" What follows are detailed descriptions of seven students, representing different ages and backgrounds, all of whom are skilled, successful readers. The authors use these descriptions as a basis for their definition of comprehension. Chapters include strategies and cover classrooms that support comprehension instruction, comprehension assessment, comprehending fiction, reading to learn information, vocabulary instruction, research skills, and studying and test taking. Recommended for teaching ELLs as well as native speakers.