Table of Contents

Building Comprehension Strategies

Introduction

Chapter 1 Effective reading comprehension practices
Introduction 
Reading comprehension: processing strategies
Reading comprehension: comprehension strategies
Metacognitive strategy instruction 
Metacognition 
The talk-aloud approach 
The think-aloud approach 
Formative assessment 
Explicit strategy instruction through group and peer teaching approaches 
Deliberately teaching text structure 
Chapter summary 

Chapter 2 Reading comprehension teaching approaches 
Use of assessment information to prepare for instruction 
Reading comprehension teaching approaches 
Chapter summary 

Chapter 3 Making connections to prior knowledge 
Activating prior knowledge before, during and after reading 
Learning to connect to prior knowledge: possible learning goals 
Providing deliberate instruction 
Learning
Key questions to connect to prior knowledge 
Maintenance and small-group practice tasks 
Self and peer assessment of the strategy 
Graphic organisers 
Chapter summary

Chapter 4 Prediction and re-prediction 
Prediction and re-prediction: possible learning goals 
Providing deliberate instruction 
Learning tasks 
Key questions for prediction and re-prediction 
Maintenance and small-group practice tasks 
Self and peer assessment of the strategy 
Graphic organisers 
Chapter summary 

Chapter 5 Visualisation 
Visualisation: possible learning goals 
Providing deliberate instruction 
Learning tasks 
Key questions for visualisation 
Maintenance and small-group practice tasks 
Self and peer assessment of the strategy 
Graphic organisers 
Chapter summary 

Chapter 6 Asking and answering questions 
Asking and answering questions: possible learning goals 
Providing deliberate instruction 
Learning tasks 
Key questions about asking and answering questions 
Maintenance and small-group practice tasks 
Self and peer assessment of the strategy 
Graphic organisers 
Chapter summary 

Chapter 7 Inference 
Learning to infer: possible learning goals 
Providing deliberate instruction 
Learning tasks 
Key questions about inference 
Maintenance and small-group practice tasks 
Self and peer assessment of the strategy 
Graphic organisers 
Chapter summary

Chapter 8 Retell and paraphrasing 
Students use a range of information to retell 
Retell develops an understanding of the type of writing 
Retell develops an understanding of the vocabulary used by the author 
Retell develops an understanding of the sequence of ideas 
Retell develops and supports oral language 
Learning to retell: possible learning goals 
Providing deliberate instruction: retell 
Learning tasks 
Key questions about retell 
Maintenance and small-group practice tasks 
Self and peer assessment of the strategy 
Paraphrasing 
Providing deliberate instruction: paraphrasing 
Graphic organisers 
Chapter summary 

Chapter 9 Summarisation 
Learning to summarise: possible learning goals 
Providing deliberate instruction 
Learning tasks 
Key questions for summarisation 
Maintenance and small-group practice tasks 
Self and peer assessment of the strategy 
Graphic organisers 
Chapter summary 

Chapter 10 Multiple-strategy instruction 
Approach A: Combining three strategies 
Approach B: Combining two strategies 
Combining a range of strategies form comprehension instruction 
Self assessment 
Chapter summary 

References and recommended reading 
Index