Tag Archives: Reading Comprehension

Exit Tickets: A Sneak Peek at Literacy and the Common Core by Sarah Tantillo

Below is an excerpt from Sarah Tantillo’s new book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action, which will be released at the end of this month. If you’re interested in learning more about Tantillo’s work, check out her website … Read more.

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An Interview with Sarah Tantillo, Author of The Literacy Cookbook [VIDEO]

Sarah Tantillo is a literacy consultant who has taught high school English and Humanities in both suburban and urban public schools for over fifteen years. Below, hear her discuss The Literacy Cookbook, a guide to teaching reading comprehension, writing, and oral … Read more.

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Improving Students’ Reading Comprehension

An article posted yesterday in the New York Times examined students’ performances in math and reading, finding that students are collectively performing better in math than in reading across a number of schools and districts. Two charter networks mentioned, Uncommon … Read more.

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Reading: An Excerpt from Sarah Tantillo’s The Literacy Cookbook

“Reading is not like making Kool-Aid: you can’t just add water and stir.” The Literacy Cookbook is filled with classroom-tested techniques for teaching reading comprehension to even the most hard-to-reach students. The book offers a review of approaches that are … Read more.

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Metacognitive Conversation: An Excerpt from Reading for Understanding

Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book by Ruth Schoenbach et al. contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and … Read more.

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Do Comprehension Strategies Make Reading Boring?

This was written by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia. Originally published as a guest blog for Valerie Strauss’s column, The Answer Sheet: A School Survival Guide for Parents (And Everyone Else), www.washingtonpost.com, May … Read more.

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Phonics Pathways 10th Edition: An Excerpt from Dolores G. Hiskes’ Best-Selling Book

Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 10th Edition By Dolores G. Hiskes This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, … Read more.

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Sample Worksheet from Reading Comprehension Boosters, by Thomas Gunning

Click HERE for a sample worksheet from the new book by Thomas G. Gunning: Reading Comprehension Boosters: 100 Lessons for Building Higher-Level Literacy, Grades 3-5

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