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Understanding Reading Comprehension

1st Edition

Processes and Practices

Wayne Tennent
eISBN-13: 9781473909557

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Can baboons read? That is the thought-provoking question that opens this wonderfully accessible book for trainee and practising primary school teachers to fully understand the process of reading comprehension.  Comprehension is an essential component of learning to read and a successful teacher of reading will have a portfolio of different strategies and approaches that take in to account that children learn to read in different ways. This book supports the development of student and practising teachers’ subject knowledge by providing detailed guidance in to the reading comprehension process, along with practical strategies and lesson ideas for use in the classroom. Drawing from educational and psychological research, coverage includes:

School-based activities in every chapter
An in-depth focus on the inference making process
The role of vocabulary and syntax in comprehension
Cognitive and meta-cognitive processes including the use of memory
Advice on developing effective classroom talk with different groups of children
Using different text genres and selecting texts

Why not preview the first chapter?  Read Chapter 1: Locating Reading It′s a great starting point for discussion and debate on ′what is reading′.

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ISBNs 9781446273180, 9781446273180, 9781473909557, 1473909554
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Edition 1st