Tag Archives: Comprehension Strategies

How Parents Can Help Children Succeed In School

Below is my response to a great question posed by Amy (aka @teachmama) on the “We Teach Reading” group in the We Teach Ning. You can find that question here: “Learning During Read Alouds.” Hi Amy, If there was one … Continue reading

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Comprehension Strategy Instruction… What Do You Think?

Dear TWRCrs, Some of you may know that I have just begun teaching an online course in the master’s program in teaching reading/language arts. Familiarizing myself with the university’s website and all the new tools has kept me extremely busy … Continue reading

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Presenter Handouts from the United States Department of Education’s Reading Institute in Anaheim, 2010

I attended the United States Department of Education’s Reading Institute in Anaheim, California July 19-21, 2010. It was the first institute I attended from the United States Department of Education and it was phenomenal! I wrote a little bit about … Continue reading

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Common Causes of Comprehension Difficulties

While spending time with my family this Memorial Day weekend, a conversation about reading came up. My husband shared his great dislike for reading and told us how he had a very difficult time responding successfully to the teacher’s question, … Continue reading

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Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers (International Reading Association Institute #6, Chicago 2010): Part Six

This is the final part of my reflections on the International Reading Association’s Institute called, “Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers” that was held in Chicago on April 25, 2010. You can find part one here. In … Continue reading

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