At last there is a practical resource book that answers the questions many teachers have about how to improve student reading comprehension.
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies is a step-by-step guide based on the latest reading comprehension research and is the result of Sheena’s learning journey into research-based practice and her experiences teaching in a real classroom.
This book includes information on how to introduce and teach strategies and how they fit into your literacy programme. Each strategy has its own chapter, with:
- an explanation of the strategy and how it supports comprehension
- the language we use when using a strategy
- guided and independent student activities that support teaching the strategy.
There is also an extensive range of teacher- and student-friendly support material, including strategy starter posters, photocopiable masters, bookmarks and certificates.
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies comes with a CD that provides all photocopy masters and support material in digital format.
This book is suitable for primary/elementary teachers and intermediate/middle school teachers.
Sheena Cameron facilitates professional learning in the following areas:
- reading activities
- reading comprehension strategies
- classroom environment and display
Click here for more information on her latest workshops.
PART ONE: BACKGROUND
A model for introducing and teaching reading comprehension strategies
Creating a supportive classroom environment for strategy teaching
Getting started: some frequently asked questions answered
Recording the learning process
How to use this book
PART TWO: THE KEY STRATEGIES
Activating prior knowledge
OTHER USEFUL STRATEGIES
BUILDING VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE
PHOTOCOPY MASTERS FOR ACTIVITIES
Sheena Cameron is an experienced classroom teacher who has taught in New Zealand, England and the United States. She currently works in teacher professional development in New Zealand schools and at Kohia Teachers’ Centre at the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland. Sheena continues to teach in the classroom part time in order to trial ideas and keep in touch with the reality of classroom life.
Sheena Cameron has published two other titles:
The Reading Activity Handbook (2004) and The Publishing and Display Handbook (2006).
Visit Sheena Cameron's website for information on current workshops and options for school-based professional development.