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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Comprehension and Response: Before You Watch

Before You Watch

Session Preparation

Materials Needed.

Trade book, short story, or story from basal anthology.

Throughout the session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group, discuss your responses; if you are working alone, reflect on them in your journal.

To prepare for the workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge, read an article on comprehension, and review important terms.

1

What do you already know?

Print and complete the Comprehension Instruction Chart (PDF).

Reading comprehension is...

"a complex process involving interactions between readers and texts in various contexts and for various purposes."

Pearson, P. D., et al. "Developing Expertise in Reading Comprehension." In Samuels, S. J., and A. Farstrup, eds. What Research Has To Say About Reading Instruction. 2d ed., 145-199. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1992.

Thus, reading comprehension is not a series of separate skills but the interaction of the reader with the text for the purpose of reading to make meaning. Consider the three factors shown in the Comprehension Instruction Chart, how they apply to beginning reading instruction, and what challenges they present for planning and implementing effective comprehension instruction.

Assignment.

Save your Comprehension Instruction Chart to update and revise throughout the session.

2

Read the article:

Effective Practices Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Duke, N. K., and P. D. Pearson. "Effective Practices for Developing Reading Comprehension." In Samuels, S. J., and A. Farstrup, eds. What Research Has To Say About Reading Instruction, 205-224, 234-241. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association, 1992. www.reading.org

3

Review these important terms:

4

Revise your chart:

Return to your Comprehension Instruction Chart. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on your reading and review of important terms.

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