Improving Comprehension Instruction: Rethinking Research, Theory, and Classroom Practice.
IMPROVING COMPREHENSION comprehension
Act of or capacity for grasping with the intellect. The term is most often used in connection with tests of reading skills and language abilities, though other abilities (e.g., mathematical reasoning) may also be examined. INSTRUCTION: Rethinking Research, Theory, and Classroom Practice. Block, C., Gambrell, L. B., & Pressley, M. (Eds.). San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden : Jossey-Bass, 2002. 425 pages. $29.95. "The message is clear--the most important thing about reading is comprehension" (p. 3). With these words, the editors of this collection begin their journey through new efforts to translate research and theory into classroom practice. The editors have pooled the talents and expertise of such leaders in this field as Anne P Anne P (born November 1972). She is a fashion model and an actress from Denmark. She was one of the hosts for Scandinavia's Next Top Model. She guided the Danish girls towards victory in Denmark, before the other participanting counties (Sweden and Norway) competing for . Sweet, Catherine Snow Catherine Mandeville Snow, (c. 1793 – July 21, 1834) was the last woman hanged in Newfoundland, Canada.
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The editors divide the book into four areas: New Directions in Comprehension Instruction, New Comprehension Lessons Across the Curriculum, Integrating Technology and Innovative Instruction, and Overcoming Comprehension Challenges. Each of these sections examines effective and innovative ways to conceptualize con·cep·tu·al·ize
v. con·cep·tu·al·ized, con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing, con·cep·tu·al·iz·es
To form a concept or concepts of, and especially to interpret in a conceptual way: comprehension and to promote the comprehension instruction efforts of teacher educators, researchers, administrators, reading specialists, and teachers. The topics and instructional practices included in the book are certainly appropriate for the intended audience. One can only hope that this work will serve as an impetus Impetus is a stimulus or impulse, a moving force that sparks momentum.
Impetus may also refer to:
In the summary section of the book, Michael Pressley discusses how the most recent focus in reading instruction has been on "word-level processes." He notes that if this is the primary focus of reading instruction, students merely become "word callers" who do not have an understanding of the words they have called. The editors prompt all educators to teach children to become experts at comprehending, and they provide the instructional tools necessary for this important task. Reviewed by Angela S. Raines, Mississippi University for Women • • [ , Columbus