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This practitioner resource and course text has given thousands of K-12 teachers evidence-based tools for helping students--particularly those at risk for reading difficulties--understand and acquire new knowledge from text. The authors present a range of scientifically validated instructional techniques and activities, complete with helpful classroom examples and sample lessons. The book describes ways to assess comprehension; build the skills that good readers rely on; and teach students to use multiple comprehension strategies flexibly and effectively. Each chapter features thought-provoking discussion questions. Reproducible lesson plans and graphic organizers can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
New to This Edition
*Chapters on content-area literacy, English language learners, and intensive interventions.
*Incorporates current research on each component of reading comprehension.
*Discusses ways to align instruction with the Common Core State Standards.
*Additional instructional activities throughout.