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What Reading Does for the Mind (Cunningham & Stanovich, AFT, Spring/Summer 1998)

This article really influenced my thoughts on teaching reading. It has some of my favorite charts, too.

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TWRCtankcom's Channel - YouTube

TWRCtank's YouTube Comprehension playlist

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Reading Comprehension Requires Knowledge--of Words and the World (Hirsch, AFT, Spring 2003)

This article really influenced my thoughts on teaching reading.

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How to Improve Reading Comprehension

Although it's impossible to cover everything about reading comprehension in a 5 min. video, I think Chris hit on some key points

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Voice Inflection (Swallow)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this lesson! It teaches students that the meaning changes when we emphasize different words.

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Must See YouTube: Teaching Content is Teaching Reading | New America Blogs

This is a GREAT 10 min. video that demonstrates the importance of background knowledge in comprehension.

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Reading as reasoning: a study of mistakes in paragraph reading : Thorndike, Edward L. (Edward Lee), 1874-1949 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

This is a landmark paper & is often cited. It is a great read!

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Reading: Phrase Craze -- Comprehension Phrase Structure Grammar Sentence Structure

This article was a HUGE aha for me and definitely influenced my work with students struggling with fluency and comprehension.

Connie Patterson's curator insight, January 10, 2013 12:18 PM

This page also has excellent resources (full documents) regarding reading and writing, (including K-12 writing samples; what good writing looks like).