Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Teaching For Deep Comprehension, by Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos would be a great addition to your professional library.
Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos describe the process of comprehension as a reflection of the mind—a window into the reader's thoughts. In Teaching for Deep Comprehension, they discuss comprehension from a socio-cognitive perspective — specifically, how teachers can use the social context of reading workshop to promote deep comprehension. The book is framed around three guiding questions:
- Can comprehension be taught?
- How does a model become a barrier to comprehension?
- When does a tool become the reason for reading?
Using the ideas in the book, I created 7 Comprehension Task Cards to use in reading workshop. These activites help students to use deeper comprehension skills.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I appreciate teachers and want to show it this week by offering my Simile Fun Unit as a freebie. You can see more great items to use with this unit on my Presentations Page. The unit should work well for grades 2-5. It is very adaptable.
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