9781572308770

Explaining Reading A Resource for Teaching Concepts, Skills, and Strategies

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  • ISBN13:

    9781572308770

  • ISBN10:

    157230877X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/22/2003
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Summary

Exemplary teacher research has established that explicit teaching plays a vital role in the K-8 classroom, with particular benefits for struggling readers. This book is a practical resource for explaining reading to students who do not learn to read easily. Identified are 22 major skills and strategies associated with vocabulary development, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Ways to explain each skill or strategy are illustrated with abundant concrete examples, which teachers can use as starting points for developing lessons tailored to the needs, strengths, and interests of their own students. The book also shows how to move from the teacher's explanation to the student's independent use of new concepts, and how to embed explicit teaching within a context of rich, engaging literacy experiences.

Author Biography

Gerald G. Duffy, EdD, is a former classroom teacher and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, where he spent 25 years as a reading educator and researcher in classroom reading instruction. Since retiring from Michigan State, he has continued working in classrooms with teachers and children, both in the United States and overseas. A past president of the National Reading Conference and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, he has written and edited a number of books on reading instruction, and has published well over 100 articles and research studies on reading strategy instruction and reading teacher effectiveness.

Table of Contents

PART I. Background to Explaining
The Foundation: A Literate Environment
3(6)
What Is Explanation?
9(5)
What to Explain
14(25)
How to Explain
39(176)
PART II. Examples of How to Explain
Examples for Explaining Vocabulary
Building Word Meaning
57(6)
Categories of Word Meaning
63(8)
Using Context to Figure Out Word Meanings
71(10)
Examples for Explaining Comprehension Strategies
Predicting
81(6)
Monitoring, Questioning, and Repredicting
87(8)
Imaging
95(7)
Inferring
102(7)
Look-Backs as Fix-It Strategies
109(8)
Main Idea
117(8)
Summarizing
125(8)
Drawing Conclusions
133(8)
Evaluating
141(8)
Synthesizing
149(10)
Examples for Explaining Word Recognition
Attending to Print Detail
159(5)
Remembering Sight Words
164(6)
Phonemic Awareness
170(6)
Letter--Sound Association
176(5)
Decoding by Analogy
181(6)
Context and Phonics in Combination
187(6)
Structural Analysis
193(8)
Examples for Explaining Fluency
Quick Recognition of Look-Alike Words
201(6)
Intonation and Phrasing
207(8)
PART III. Conclusion
Decision, Decisions, Decisions!
215(8)
Appendix: Additional Practical Teaching Resources 223(2)
Index 225

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