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The 6 Comprehension Strategies Every Reader Must Learn

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Kids’ thinking matters. When students begin to understand that their thinking matters, reading changes. Throughout the school day, kids are actively questioning, discussing, arguing, debating, responding, and generating new knowledge. We can’t read kids’ minds, but one way to open a window into their understanding is to help them bring their thinking to the surface by talking and writing about it.

The Primary and Intermediate Comprehension Toolkits emphasize responsive teaching with lessons that explicitly teach the language of thinking. With this metacognitive scaffolding, teachers are able to gradually release to kids the responsibility for comprehending the wide variety of nonfiction texts they encounter. Toolkit lessons strengthen the specific kinds of thinking proficient readers use: six comprehension strategies that research has shown are part of an effective reader’s mental toolkit. The Comprehension Toolkit guides you through the explicit instruction of these six comprehension strategies:

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How To Acquire And Use Knowledge, And Dive Deeper Into Different Perspectives

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In this video blog, authors Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis introduce the new lesson book in The Comprehension Toolkit, second edition – entitled Content Literacy: Lessons and Texts For Comprehension Across The Curriculum.

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How To Teach Comprehension Responsively At Any Grade Level With Any Text

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In this video blog, authors Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis share how The Comprehension Toolkit is a flexible teaching resource that—through the gradual release model—allows teachers to make the lessons their own, at any grade level and with any text.

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Developing Thinking Intensive Learning – Within a Lesson, Across a Lesson, and Over Time

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In this video blog, authors Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis share how The Comprehension Toolkit helps to show evidence of developing students’ thinking over time.

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Delve Deeper This President’s Day: Comparing Perspectives to Explore Historical Figures

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“There is often more than meets the eye regarding the actions and decisions of famous people, including the founding fathers, such as Washington, Jefferson, Franklin and others. They have untold stories, too…”
—Anne Goudvis and Stephanie Harvey

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How To Make Thinking Visible and Audible

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In this video blog, coauthors Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis share how The Comprehension Toolkit helps make thinking visible and audible in the classroom.

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