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Building Comprehension Strategies for the Primary Years by Alison Davis

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Skilled readers are active readers, using many comprehension strategies to make meaning before, during and after reading. Alison Davis's new book focuses specifically on teaching students how to select and use a variety of comprehension strategies to help them comprehend a range of text types and content. Building Comprehension Strategies focuses on strategies often used to develop the comprehension ability of primary school students: making connections to prior knowledge; prediction and re-prediction; visualising; asking and answering questions; inference; retelling and paraphrasing; summarising. This book provides an explanation of each strategy, giving examples of learning goals and success criteria; examples of talk-aloud and think-aloud teaching and learning approaches; examples of deliberate instruction based on commonly used reading texts; self and peer assessment tasks in relation to strategy use; advise on how teachers can integrate the strategies in one or a series of lessons. The accompanying CD ROM contains blackline masters and graphic organisers that can be used for independent pair and small-group work during instruction and as part of planned practice and maintenance throughout the year.

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