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Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies


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PART ONE: BACKGROUND Introduction A model for introducing and teaching reading comprehension strategies Creating a supportive classroom environment for strategy teaching Getting started: some frequently asked questions answered Recording the learning process How to use this book PART TWO: THE KEY STRATEGIES Activating prior knowledge Self-monitoring Predicting Questioning Making connections Visualising Inferring Summarising Synthesising Other useful strategies Skimming Scanning Adjusting reading rate Evaluating the text Word attack strategies Fix-up strategies Building vocabulary knowledge References Acknowledgements

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Sheena Cameron is an experienced classroom teacher who has taught in New Zealand, England and the United States. She currently works in teacher professional development in New Zealand schools and at Kohia Teachers' Centre at the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland. Sheena continues to teach in the classroom part time in order to trial ideas and keep in touch with the reality of classroom life.

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