Spotlight on Comprehension by Linda Hoyt. Building a Literacy of Thoughtfulness
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Spotlight on Comprehension

Building a Literacy of Thoughtfulness

Spotlight on Comprehension presents a tapestry of short, practical essays loaded with strategies for teaching reading comprehension and assessing understanding. Linda and her expert contributors include checklists, sample lesson plans, book lists, and assessment rubrics that will help you take their ideas and use them in your own classroom immediately.

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Spotlight on Comprehension presents a tapestry of short, highly practical essays loaded with ready to use strategies for teaching reading comprehension and assessing understanding. Hoyt and an All-Star ensemble of contributors—including Ellin Keene, Tony Stead, Nell Duke, Franki Sibberson, Mike Opitz, David and Yvonne Freeman, Adria Klein, Mary Lee Hahn and Gretchen Owocki—cover the spectrum of comprehension instruction, addressing topics like:

  • implementing the latest research on reading comprehension into your instruction
  • improving children's comprehension strategies, especially questioning, inferring, and summarizing
  • helping emerging, developing, and second language readers improve their comprehension
  • using writing to build reading comprehension
  • tackling a range of texts and genres across the curriculum, including standardized tests
  • building a robust vocabulary
  • organizing instruction around guided reading, the read aloud, and independent reading.
Best yet, Hoyt and her expert contributors include handy tools like checklists, sample lesson plans, book lists, strategy lists, assessment rubrics, and learning extensions that will help you take their ideas and use them in your own classroom immediately. Each chapter even includes Key Questions designed to stimulate personal reflection and support professional conversations or book-study groups. Read Spotlight on Comprehension—in short segments, or all at once; by yourself, or with friends and colleagues—and gather a wealth of strategies for building a literacy of thoughtfulness which will empower your students to get the most meaning from the varied texts of our world.

Contents

I. Laying the Groundwork for Effective Instruction Featuring 6 essays from:
Linda Hoyt – Nell Duke & Julia Reynolds – Ellen Keene – Dona Mcllvain – Kevlynn Annandale
II. Crafting Environments That Foster Comprehension Featuring 5 essays from:
Linda Hoyt – Kathleen Francescani – Jane Rambo – Marge Collins – Marion Odell & Susanne Scott – Susan Bennett–Armistead
III. Comprehending Strategically: Questioning, Inferring, Summarizing Featuring 5 essays from:
Alison Maloney – Joy Scurlock – Linda Hoyt – Frank Sibberson – Judy Wallis
IV. Getting at Language: Words, Writing, and Reading Like a Writer Featuring 7 essays from:
LindaHoyt – Molly House – Mary Monroe – Pat Adkisson & Joyce Price – Marissa Ochoa
V. Comprehension Instruction: Read Alouds, Guided Reading and Independent Reading
Featuring 7 essays from:
Theresa Therriault – Michael Opitz & Matthew Zbaracki – Linda Hoyt – Tony Stead – Jane Rambo – Carol Updegraff – Staci Monreal & Jennifer White
VI. Tackling Texts (and Tests) Across the Curriculum Featuring 10 essays from:
Linda Hoyt – Jodi Synder – Marlee Wright – Rachel Jordan – Mary Lee Hahn – Barbara Coleman – Cathy Bernhard – Cathy Tower – Barbara Coleman
VII. Understanding Comprehension and the Emergent Reader Featuring 6 essays from:
Linda Hoyt – Gretchen Owocki & Camille Cammack – Carol Imus – Jill Hauser – CateHill – Karen Lokting
VIII. Supporting Comprehension For ELL Learners Featuring 5 essays from:
Jan McCall – Yvonne & David Freeman – Alicia Bolt – Denise Rea & Sandra Mercuri – Leslie Barkley
IX. Considering Instruction That Works Featuring 5 essays from:
Teresa Therriault – Amy Goodman – Kelli Kessler – Adria Klein – Bruce Morgan

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