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The Comprehension Experience: Engaging Readers Through Effective Inquiry and Discussion

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The Comprehension Experience is the rare book that causes us to rethink much of what we thought we knew about comprehension instruction. Regie Routman Author of Reading Essentials

What kind of instruction best supports comprehension? Ask Dorsey Hammond and Denise Nessel, veterans steeped in both research and classroom practice. "Most important," they assert, "is to promote
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Paperback, 207 pages
Published October 13th 2011 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Carl
Dec 28, 2011 Carl rated it it was amazing
To all my teaching peeps, solid book that is very accessible about reading comprehension. Great ideas easily implemented and just reminders about what we do in the classroom when we teach reading. Although the book is for all grade levels, there are some excellent techniques applicable for high school literature. The book also has the latest research into what we know about how student comprehend literature and what we can do to build those skills. So good. You'll have new ideas to implement for ...more
Jackie Jarrell
Aug 07, 2014 Jackie Jarrell rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of listening to Prof. Hammond present at a reading council dinner where he began with the premise that reading is essentially thinking, encouraged through teachers' skillful use of open-ended, engaging, well-timed questions. You mean, I just have to structure discussions guided by what matters to students where they do most of the talking and thinking and I just need to ask questions that extend, elicit, and invite students to think and consider their own and others' contribut ...more
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Feb 27, 2014 Diana Pettis rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It has reinforced for me the importance of classroom talk and modeling for children deeper thinking.
Maria Caplin
Jul 08, 2014 Maria Caplin rated it it was amazing
Really strong with helping me think differently about inquiry as well as allowing students to "do the thinking" Great practices about raising the level of thinking.
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