Read Well, Think Well

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-01
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
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Millions of children struggle with reading-and even more struggle to understand exactly what they're reading. Read Well, Think Well will help you to teach your children to build the essential reading and comprehension skills they need to succeed in today's demanding school system. Teacher trainer and literacy specialist Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., provides the necessary knowledge, strategies, and exercises that will turn your kids into first-rate readers and thinkers.Learn how to: Choose the best, age-appropriate reading material Boost your child's memory and retention skills through verbal and visual exercises Utilize technology aids to help your child understand the comprehension process Understand the "Big Six" of reading comprehension through analysis and summary of the text Promote values for everyday life through reading Read Well, Think Well-the ultimate guide to secure your child's academic success.Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., is a premiere teacher trainer in New York City, specializing in middle-grade and young-adult literacy. He is the winner of the 1997 Frank W. Dilley Award, Walden University's annual prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation. Dr. Lanse, a consultant with the UFT Teacher Center, trains teachers in current literacy research and shows them how to turn the research into daily classroom practice. He has also taught many parent workshops for the United Federation of Teachers. Lanse lives with his teenage son, Kenny, in New York, NY.

Author Biography

Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., is an acclaimed teacher trainer in New York City, specializing in middle-grade and young-adult literacy

Table of Contents

Introduction: At Long Last: A Training Manual for Parentsp. ix
The Big Six: The Key Comprehension Skills That Your Child Must Masterp. 1
Picking Appropriate Booksp. 17
Modern Literacies: From Web Sites to Video Gamesp. 35
Meditation for a Better Brainp. 47
Building Background Knowledge with Idiomatic Expressionsp. 63
Building Background Knowledge with Popular Proverbs and Sayingsp. 87
Memory Gamesp. 95
Study Skillsp. 113
Writing Builds Better Readersp. 121
Multiple Intelligence Strategies That Improve Critical Thinkingp. 147
Boys and Reading: A Very Special Challengep. 159
Learning Disabilities: What to Know and What to Dop. 185
Conclusionp. 213
Indexp. 215
About the Authorp. 226
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