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Teacher describes how one unit hooked a reluctant writer
Improving Reading Comprehension in K-3| WWC
This IES Practice Guide makes 5 recommendations for improving reading comprehension and provides strategies for implementing the recommendations.
Recommendation 1-Teach students how to use reading comprehension strategies.Teach students how to use several research-based reading comprehension strategies.Teach reading comprehension strategies individually or in combination.Teach reading comprehension strategies by using a gradual release of responsibility.
Recommendation 3-Guide students through focused, high-quality discussion on the meaning of text.Structure the discussion to complement the text, the instructional purpose, and the readers’ ability and grade level.Develop discussion questions that require students to think deeply about text.Ask follow-up questions to encourage and facilitate discussion.Have students lead structured small-group discussions.
Eleven Elements of Effective Adolescent Writing Instruction
Teaching writing strategies
Systemmatically teaching summarization
Employing collaborative writing instruction
Setting specific product goals
Using word processing and technology as instructional supports for writingTeaching sentences combining and strategies for constructing more complex, sophisticated sentencesUsing prewriting to generate and organize ideas.
Engaging students in inquiry activities to analyze data and develop ideas
Incorporating process writing approach
Studying models of good writing (mentor texts)
Using writing as a tool for learning content material