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Looking for ways to incorporate new technologies and digital literacies into reading comprehension? How about a virtual literature circle, that students can add to and comment on? David Booth's It's Critical! illustrates one way to do just that, and inspire all kinds of new sharing, connections, and meaningful conversation.
Structured talk and dialogue can enhance both reading comprehension and learning in general. These tips and prompts, from Lori Rog's Struggling Readers, will help you engage your students in thoughtful and productive discussion that will support and scaffold learning.
A balanced reading program contains a number of elements, all of which are important to comprehension. Lisa Donohue's Independent Reading Inside the Box, 2nd Edition offers a primer on what those elements are, what they should contain, and how best to support reading in the classroom.
How students respond to their reading can be crucial to their comprehension, interpretation, and reflection of/on a text. These great activities, from Swartz & Nyman's "This Is a Great Book!", integrate reading, writing, talk, and the arts into novel response.
As children play with song, rhythm, and sound, they become aware of the patterns and rhythms of language that will help them grow in literacy. These activities in music, movement, and rhyme will encourage children to explore the fun and magic of language.
We all know that reading comprehension is key when it comes to getting the most from novels, stories, and content-area texts. But what about texts we encounter everyday? Can your students decipher food labels accurately? This lesson, with activities, from Real Life Literacy, will make reading these complex texts a snap!