Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension

Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension

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When Kaˆ’5 students understand how to read text features like bullets, insets, and bold print, they are reading the whole pagea€”essential for deep comprehension of nonfiction and fiction text. In this revised edition, seasoned educators Michelle Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace show you how to explicitly teach Kaˆ’5 students to read text features, use them to navigate text, and include them in their own writing. Sixty mini-lessons for teaching print, graphic, and organizational features provide ample choices for meeting the standards while adapting to studentsa€™ needs. The lessons, which follow the gradual release of responsibility model and increase in difficulty, can be used within the typical 90-minute reading block, during content-area instruction, in small groups, and as part of independent practice opportunities. Each lesson offers concept review, suggestions for differentiation, assessment options, and technology connections, requiring students to find, explore, manipulate, and create text features in their own writing. Also included are Thinksheets, visual examples of each text feature, rubrics, the assessment picture book, and readersa€™ theatre scripts that can be downloaded for use. Many of these important resources and convenient lesson supports can be filled out directly on the computer.Writing this book has allowed us to get elbowdeep into great nonfiction texts side by side with the students. To Nickia#39;s fourth graders: We appreciate your infectious enthusiasm for learning and your fresh perspectives on what makes text interesting and accessible. ... To our friend Kim Alloway, who was responsible for translating our vision into an ebook on the website, which is a companion piece with thisanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension
Author: Michelle Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace
Publisher:Capstone - 2015-04-30

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