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Teaching Reading Comprehension Processes, 3rd Edition

By Judith W. Irwin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 10, 2006

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Now in its third edition, Teaching Reading Comprehension Processes

is a comprehensive and eclectic text that encourages critical thinking

and challenges readers to examine preconceived ideas about teaching

comprehension. Renowned comprehension expert Judith Irwin presents

an overview of the relationship among the reader, the text, and the situation,

and how it affects the reading process. In light of the increasingly

diverse constitution of the U.S. student body, she suggests that we

view the classroom, the school, and the community as connected parts of a

larger society, and offers a rich collection of studies and research

from over 35 years experience  as a wonderful resource for pre-service and

practicing teachers.

 

New features to this edition include:

• Current perspectives on teaching critical literacy, media literacy,

and computer literacy to highlight the importance of information

conveyed through popular culture, images, and song.

• Updated examples of the effect of the socio-cultural context on reading

comprehension.

• A wealth of practical applications combining holistic practices

with cognitive teaching.

Table of Contents

Preface

 

Acknowledgments

 

CHAPTER ONE

Comprehension Processes: An Overview

TRADITIONAL SUBSKILL MODELS AND METHODS

COMPREHENSION PROCESSES

SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXTS

AN EXAMPLE

A FINAL NOTE

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER TWO

Comprehension Process Teaching

RESEARCH-BASED SOCIO-CULTURAL TEACHING PRACTICES

MEANINGFUL AND AUTHENTIC READING ACTIVITIES

AMOUNT OF READING

DISCUSSIONS

PROCESS INSTRUCTION

WRITING FOR COMPREHENSION

QUESTIONS ON CONTENT (MEANING) AND PROCESS (MAKING)

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE AND RELEVANT TEACHING

A NOTE ABOUT INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER THREE

Understanding and Connecting Sentences

COMPREHENDING SENTENCES

CHUNKING

SELECTING DETAILS

CONNECTING SENTENCES

ANAPHORA

CONNECTIVES

SLOT-FILLING INFERENCES

LOCAL VERSUS GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

SUMMARY

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

SAMPLE RESOURCES FOR READERS’THEATER

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER FOUR

Understanding the Whole

STORY GRAMMARS

ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS IN EXPOSITORY MATERIALS

SELECTING IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN NONFICTION MATERIALS

SUMMARIZING

SUMMARY

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER FIVE

Elaborating

ELABORATIVE PROCESSES

PREDICTION

OTHER PRIOR-KNOWLEDGE ELABORATIONS

MENTAL IMAGERY

VISUAL LITERACY

AFFECTIVE AND AESTHETIC RESPONSE

HIGHER-LEVEL THINKING

CRITICAL LITERACY

FINAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR TEACHING ELABORATION

SUMMARY

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER SIX

Metacognition: Selecting, Evaluating, and Regulating Strategies

ADJUSTING STRATEGIES ACCORDING TO CONTEXT

COMPREHENSION MONITORING

READING FOR REMEMBERING: STUDYING

COMPUTER LITERACY

SUMMARY

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

SELECTED RESOURCES FOR WEBQUESTS

 

CHAPTER SEVEN

Reader Contexts: Who Is Reading?

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

MOTIVATION

CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

SUMMARY

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER EIGHT

Text Contexts: What Is Being Read?

READABILITY

MATCHING STUDENTS WITH MATERIALS

BIAS IN SCHOOL READING MATERIALS

SUMMARY

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER NINE

Situational Contexts: Why, When, and Where Are They Reading?

THE COMPREHENSION TASK

THE SOCIAL CONTEXT

SUMMARY

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

 

CHAPTER TEN

Integrating Assessment and Instruction

STANDARDIZED TESTS OF COMPREHENSION ABILITY

MULTICONTEXT ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT OF RETELLINGS

THINKING ALOUD

PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT

PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING EXAMPLES

A FINAL NOTE: “OUTER CONTEXT”

SUMMARY

SELF-CHECK TEST

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

REFERENCES

 

Answers to True or False Questions

 

Index

 

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