"Reading and writing. Talking and learning. It's ALL about comprehension." — Sharon Taberski
I’m passionate about finding ways to simplify comprehension instruction and learning. I’m concerned that we are defining comprehension too narrowly as an accumulation of five or six meta-cognitive strategies when cultivating comprehension involves so much more than that. We need to help children acquire accurate fluent reading skills and strategies; build background knowledge; develop their oral language and vocabulary; make reading-writing connections, and acquire a repertoire of meta-cognitive strategies to use as and if needed.
So I invite you to join me in blogging about this ever-so-important topic. I look forward to hearing your ideas, teaching strategies, book recommendations, classroom stories, etc., basically anything that will inspire a healthy conversation among colleagues.
Here are a few of my favorite books for teaching visualizations:ReplyDelete
I'm in Charge of Celebrations by Byrd Baylor
Hailstones and Halibut Bones
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Georgia Heard poems
hey angi, i'm adding the first three books tonight. if you can send along a specific "georgia heard" title, i'll add that too. thanks for the suggestions.ReplyDelete
yes, i have tried it, although not often enough to refine my practice. sounds you've got it down. good for you! what grade do you teach?ReplyDelete
All too often I rely on a verbal description when my kids are unsure of what something is. I'll make better use of my prep time now with this reminder to slow down (a theme here! :) ) and make sure I can give them the prior knowledge they need to truly comprehend. Thanks, Sharon.. freelance training in bangladeshReplyDelete
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