Developed by renowned author Ellin Keene, this resource is an ideal tool for assessing students' reading comprehension. This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text and features four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text. Each assessment is accompanied by a rubric that allows you to document students' thinking and then score and monitor their growth. Strategies assessed include thinking aloud, using schema, inferring, asking questions, determining importance in text, setting a purpose for reading, monitoring comprehension, visualizing, synthesizing and retelling, and story structure/structural patterns. The assessments can be used in various ways to inform instruction and to assess learning. All passages, assessments, and rubrics are provided in digital format and the assessments and rubrics can be customized. This resource is correlated to the Common Core and other state standards.
Developed by renowned author Ellin Keene, Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies is an ideal tool for assessing students' reading comprehension. This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text. The book contains four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text. Each assessment is accompanied by a rubric that allows you to document students' thinking and then score and monitor their growth. Strategies assessed include thinking aloud, using schema, inferring, asking questions, determining importance in text, setting a purpose for reading, monitoring comprehension, visualizing, synthesizing and retelling, and story structure/structural patterns. The assessments can be used in various ways to inform instruction and to assess learning. All passages, assessments, and rubrics are provided on the Teacher Resource CD and the assessments and rubrics can be customized.
Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement
Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.
This comprehensive professional resource and text is based on cutting-edge research. In each chapter, leading scholars provide an overview of a particular aspect of comprehension, offer best-practice instructional guidelines and policy recommendations, present key research questions still to be answered, and conclude with stimulating questions for individual study or discussion. Coverage includes such timely topics as differentiated instruction, technology and reading comprehension, teaching English language learners, and the implications of current neuroscientific findings.
The Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension assembles researchers of reading comprehension, literacy, educational psychology, psychology, and neuroscience to document the most recent research on the topic. It summarizes the current body of research on theory, methods, instruction, and assessment, including coverage of landmark studies. Designed to deepen understanding of how past research can be applied and has influenced the present and to stimulate new thinking about reading comprehension, the volume is organized around seven themes: historical perspectives on reading comprehension theoretical perspectives changing views of text elements of reading comprehension assessing and teaching reading comprehension cultural impact on reading comprehension where to from here? This is an essential reference volume for the international community of reading researchers, reading psychologists, graduate students, and professionals working in the area of reading and literacy.
Rethinking Classroom Talk to Enhance Comprehension
Author: Ellin Oliver Keene
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Reading education pioneer Ellin Oliver Keene demystifies comprehension instruction by describing what it can look like when readers comprehend deeply and what it can look like when teachers aim for this deep comprehension. This ground-breaking book is illustrated with video footage of Ellin modeling the reading instruction she describes. Here, you can watch Ellin use language and teaching moves that help students go beyond superficial reading comprehension to lasting understanding. Talk About Understanding offers: "Outcomes of Understanding" Markers-descriptions of the behaviors present when children understand a text deeply including ways to assess with and teach toward these outcomes. "Talk About Understanding" Principles-suggestions to modify teaching language and teaching interactions to deepen children's ability to comprehend. "From the Inside" Video Segments-classroom footage of Ellin teaching lessons that illustrate use of the "Outcomes of Understanding" markers and "Talk About Understanding" principles from the book. Do your students understand their reading as deeply as they need to? Talk About Understanding has the guiding principles, the teaching suggestions, the carefully described outcomes, and the video support to help you teach your students how to comprehend, thoroughly and eagerly, the varied and complicated texts in the world around us. Professional learning communities and book clubs save when you order a Talk About Understanding Book Study Bundle. Get 15% of 15 copies of Talk About Understanding-a $442.50 value at $376.13-SAVE $66.37.
The CORE Literacy Training Series gives teachers in grades K-8 the tools they need to become skillful reading teachers. The three titles in the series provide (1) thorough background and effective teaching methods, (2) a comprehensive classroom assessment system, and (3) a compilation of the research on which effective reading instruction is based.
How to Organize, Observe, and Assess Reading Strategies That Promote Deeper Thinking and Improve Comprehension in K-6 Classrooms
Author: Lisa Donohue
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
"This innovative book shows teachers how to add value, authenticity, and accountability to independent reading programs and keep the focus on student reading. From a reproducible blank template to numerous student samples of the "Reading 8-Box", the book illustrates how students can use a single page to strengthen and monitor their comprehension, language, and thinking skills. It offers a range of graphic organizers and open-response opportunities that help deepen student thinking and response. This non-intrusive way for teachers to monitor, assess, and support students focuses on students actively engaging in their reading. This remarkable book is committed to helping teachers better understand the needs of their students so that independent reading time is purposeful and directly connected to classroom instruction."--Publisher's website.