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Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension

Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension
Comprehension of Fiction video by The Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic at Northern Illinois University Upon completion of this section, you will: Understand the components of reading comprehension Receive ideas for making the text personally relevant Learn how to teach active engagement with the text Obtain extension activities for all learning styles Traditionally, reading comprehension was narrowly thought to encompass answering some multiple-choice questions after reading a story or reading passage. While this may be one form of reading comprehension, it is not comprehensive and does not take into account the stages of reading comprehension, requirements for understanding different genres of text, or understanding text when read silent versus orally. Paula, an eighth grade student with dyslexia, cannot manage to answer multiple choice questions unless they are read aloud to her. We have written this so that you can share the information directly with your students. Before You Read Preview

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Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science Teaching Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: Lessons from Teaching and Science Authors Virginia Berninger Ph.D., Beverly Wolf M.Ed. Availablity Usually ships in 24 hours Publisher : Brookes Publishing Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers By: Elaine K. McEwan To improve students' reading comprehension, teachers should introduce the seven cognitive strategies of effective readers: activating, inferring, monitoring-clarifying, questioning, searching-selecting, summarizing, and visualizing-organizing. This article includes definitions of the seven strategies and a lesson-plan template for teaching each one. To assume that one can simply have students memorize and routinely execute a set of strategies is to misconceive the nature of strategic processing or executive control. Such rote applications of these procedures represents, in essence, a true oxymoron-non-strategic strategic processing.— Alexander and Murphy (1998, p. 33)

Helping dyslexic children within the classroom. © 2000, Patricia Hodge Dip.spld(dyslexia) Proficient reading is an essential tool for learning a large part of the subject matter taught at school. With an ever increasing emphasis on education and literacy, more and more children and adults are needing help in learning to read, spell, express their thoughts on paper and acquire adequate use of grammar. A dyslexic child who finds the acquisition of these literacy skills difficult can also suffer a lot of anguish and trauma when they may feel mentally abused by their peers within the school environment, because they have a learning difficulty. Much can be done to alleviate this by integrating the child into the class environment (which is predominantly a learning environment) where he/she can feel comfortable and develop confidence and self esteem. Class teachers may be particularly confused by the student whose consistent underachievement seems due to what may look like carelessness or lack of effort.

What Does Lacan Say About… The Mirror Stage? – Part I This is the first of two articles looking at the theory of the mirror stage in Lacan’s work. This first part looks at the presentation of the mirror stage as we find it in the Ecrits, specifically in the 1949 paper, ‘The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience’. This is usually seen as the main text on the mirror stage theory, but there are a number of other texts roughly contemporary with it, through which Lacan develops related ideas. By looking at these as well we can learn something about the development of the mirror stage theory and its place in Lacan’s thought at that time. The second article on the mirror stage will look at how it is presented and developed over the course of Lacan’s Seminar. Rather than leaving the subject in the late forties, Lacan continued to develop the mirror stage theory from Seminar I in the early fifties, right up until Seminar XXII in 1975.

Teaching Strategies for Reading: Professional Development Resource Highlights SummerSummer is here! While most of your students will be on break from school for a few months, you can still engage their minds this summer. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring! June Calendar of Events June is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. What Is Dyslexia? As with other learning disabilities, dyslexia is a lifelong challenge that people are born with. This language processing disorder can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking. Dyslexia is not a sign of poor intelligence or laziness. It is also not the result of impaired vision. Children and adults with dyslexia simply have a neurological disorder that causes their brains to process and interpret information differently.

The cult of Lacan: Freud, Lacan and the mirror-stage The cult of Lacan Freud, Lacan and the mirror stage RICHARD WEBSTER THE CAREER OF JACQUES LACAN is one of the most remarkable phenomena in twentieth century intellectual history. Until 1966, when, at the age of 65, he published his Ecrits, very few people outside a small group of Parisian intellectuals were aware of his existence. Even within the psychoanalytic movement he was very much a minor figure, an eccentric psychiatrist with a taste for surrealism who had made no significant contribution to psychoanalytic theory and who was known, if he was known at all, for his stubborn refusal to conform to the therapeutic guidelines laid down by Freud. During the 1960s, however, Lacan emerged from obscurity and began to be lionised by a number of French literary intellectuals.

Dyslexia International Dyslexia impacts the individual, society and the economy at large. Dyslexia is neurologically based and often hereditary. It causes difficulties in reading, writing, spelling and organization. Dyslexia makes fluent reading difficult, which affects not only academic success but also self-esteem and social-emotional development.

Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism Summary: This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy. Contributors:Allen Brizee, J. Case TompkinsLast Edited: 2013-06-03 08:26:32 Sigmund Freud Psychoanalytic criticism builds on Freudian theories of psychology.

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension 1. Monitoring comprehension Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. They have strategies to "fix" problems in their understanding as the problems arise. Research shows that instruction, even in the early grades, can help students become better at monitoring their comprehension. French Tools - Online French Language Tools A selection of French tools to help you learn, practice, and teach French, including a verb conjugator, dictionaries, and other essential French tools. French learning checklistThis checklist will help you to learn French by providing a logical study order for my French for beginners lessons. French grammar glossaryA quick reference guide to French grammar terms, including verb forms, pronouns, and much more.

20 Ways To Help Your Child Learn Their Sight Words Welcome to my second blog in the series “Literacy in the Primary Classroom”. In this blog I focus on how educators and parents can use games in their home and classroom to help children learn sight words successfully. When children begin Primary School they are usually given a list of sight words to learn each week. Sight words are the frequently used words that come up in beginner reading books. Children need to learn these words by sight as it is very difficult to use sound knowledge to work out these words. In order to be a successful reader in the early years of Primary School, children need to have a good recollection of high frequency sight words.

50 ways to use music and song in the classroom “Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Fredrich Nietzsche We could also say "Without music, teaching would be a mistake!" Music just makes any teaching job, no matter how hard, enjoyable. We also say, “Music makes the world go ‘round” but it also makes learning happen. Please see my presentation on this topic, for all the reasons why. Also, this post has lots of links/resources related to using music and song in the EFL classroom.

Literacy Lowdown- Word Study Activities Maureen Hayes, PreK-6 Humanities Supervisor This Month's Focus: Meaningful Word Study Activities In my January/February Smore, I shared information for supporting word study and phonics development in your classroom. This Smore will extent that and focus on making activities, lessons, and home practice meaningful for your students each week.

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