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by Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis

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Title:Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement
Authors:Stephanie Harvey
Other authors:Anne Goudvis
Info:Stenhouse Publishers (2007), Edition: 2, Paperback, 344 pages
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The strategies (and their success) are all sold through anecdotal evidence and the occasional quote, with little to no statistical support. It's very readable as such, but significantly less scholarly than I would like. Editing could use a bit of assistance (one of the author's states that they "could care less" about something - an elementary slip-up; the phrase is "couldn't care less"). The bulk of the book is a in standard type, but the actual strategies themselves are shrunk by about two font-sizes making it somewhat painful and straining to read them (this coming from a 28-year-old with 20/20 vision...). ( )
  benuathanasia | May 3, 2015 |
It's helpful for new teachers. I honestly haven't used it recently, but it's a good resource to have on hand. ( )
  StephNicole0413 | Apr 7, 2013 |
Chapter 6 through 11 has many examples of how to teach the inner voice, questioning, using prior knowledge, visualizing and inferring, determining importance of text, and summarizing and synthesizing information. They also give ways to teach reading in science and social studies.
This book is practical and can be used for any grade. ( )
  RhondaMarie | Apr 28, 2011 |
Fabulous book. Very easy to use as reference. ( )
  RedHead1Reader | Aug 11, 2010 |
Excellent book on the Comprehension Strategies. Lots of lesson ideas for all grades. The new edition includes the complete 1st edition plus more ideas. ( )
  mb2008lvit | Mar 7, 2009 |
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Since its publication in 2000, Strategies That Work has become an indispensable resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. In this revised and expanded edition, Stephanie and Anne have added twenty completely new comprehension lessons, extending the scope of the book and exploring the central role that activating background knowledge plays in understanding.… (more)

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