Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6-12 (2nd ed)
A toolkit of classroom activities
Author: Jeff Zwiers
Format: 227 pp book
ISBN: 9780872075061 SCIS No: 1469197
Publisher: International Reading Association 2009
Audience: Teacher and student resource
Audience year level
Building Reading Comprehension Habits offers great suggestions for teaching comprehension skills to students at varied reading levels and from different cultures and linguistic backgrounds.
The book features more than 80 classroom-tested, research-based ideas. These engaging activities are organised around six strategies of reading comprehension that need to become habits:
- organising text information by sculpting the main idea and summarising
- connecting to background knowledge
- making inferences and predictions
- generating and answering questions
- understanding and remembering word meanings
- monitoring one’s own comprehension.
This second edition of Jeff Zwiers' bestseller contains several new features: it describes the most recent research on comprehension habits, their instruction and their assessment; there is a stronger emphasis on being strategic and using formative assessment over time to answer key inquiries about student learning; and guidance is offered on how to gradually release ownership of the thinking over to students as they develop the habits.
Also includes 35 reproducible graphic organisers and variations on the activities to help support English learners, struggling readers and any students who need extra support.