Building Comprehension Strategies - Mana Education Centre

By: Mana Education Centre  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Professional Development, Education Centre

Eleanor Curtain
Alison's much awaited brand new book - available from August 2011. Pre-order to receive your copy in our first shipment!
Building Comprehension Strategies focuses on strategies often used to develop the comprehension ability of primary school students: - making connections to prior knowledge: - prediction and re-prediction: - visualisation: - asking and answering questions: - inference: - retell and paraphrasing: - summarisation
Building Comprehension Strategies provides an explanation of each strategy, giving examples of learning goals and success criteria: - examples of talk-aloud and think-aloud teaching and learning approaches: - examples of deliberate instruction based on commonly used reading texts: - self and peer assessment tasks in relation to strategy use: - advise on how teachers can integrate the strategies in one or a series of lessons.
The acompanying CD ROM contains blackline masters and graphic organisers that can be used for independent, pair and small-group work during instruction and as part of planned practice and maintenance throughout the year.

Author: Alison Davis

Dr Alison Davis is well known and highly respected as a leading literacy researcher, writer, speaker and staff trainer. She is particularly well known for her research on reading comprehension and leading initiatives focused on accelerating and sustaining improved levels of reading comprehension achievement. She has extensive experience in working in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and the United States
She works as a facilitator of in-class support and professional development at
Mana Education Centre.

Keywords: Education Centre, Professional Development