60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K-8
- Kathleen Feeney Jonson - University of San Francisco, USA
Literacy, K-12 | Teaching in Middle Schools | Teaching in Primary Schools
Jonson's book follows a user-friendly format that includes:
o Names of specific strategies
o Who would use a given strategy
o When and why a strategy should be used
o How a strategy should be implemented
o Alternative implementation ideas
o Supplies required to implement the strategies
o Figures and illustrations
Jonson brings more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, reading specialist, principal, staff developer, and professor of teacher education to the project. This excellent resource not only synthesizes the current research and theory of best instructional practices, but also presents information in a clear, logical, and accessible manner for practitioners.
"This book is a comprehensive, well organized guide to teaching reading comprehension. The clear, consistent layout of the lesson plans makes it easy for the teacher to locate and implement appropriate lessons quickly. The examples are very helpful and the templates allow a teacher to begin lessons immediately. The wide variety of lesson plans makes this guide truly useful for all grade levels."
"This is one of the most practical and comprehensive resources for teaching comprehension in the elementary classroom. It bridges the gap between theory and classroom practice. The 'what', 'why', 'when' and 'how' to teach is addressed in every lesson."
The practical ideas and clear explanations in this book will support our new and expierenced teachers create a strong comprehension component in their balanced literacy programs. The strategies will help students reach their highest potential in reading and writing comprehension. 60 Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension in Grades K-8, is a gift for our teachers and students."
"Finally, someone has written a practical book filled with easy-to-read comprehension strategies. I will definitely use this book with teachers in my district to teach about and review comprehension strategies. The section on 'How Can We Learn More' is also fantastic. Thank you, Kathleen Jonson."