Table of Contents

Teaching Reading Comprehension, 2e

Chapter 1
A balanced approach to reading comprehension instruction 
Reading research 
The nature of reading comprehension 
Metacognitive comprehension instruction 
Metacognition and the importance of prior knowledge 
Formative assessment 
Explicit teaching of strategies
The think-aloud approach
Group teaching approaches
Motivation and engagement
Summary
References and recommended reading

Chapter 2 Working with words 
Key messages for teachers
Identifying student needs
Metacognitive comprehension instruction 
When readers struggle 
Extending able readers 
Developing metacognitive awareness 
Summary 
References and recommended reading

Chapter 3 Vocabulary
Key messages for teachers 
Identifying student needs 
Metacognitive comprehension instruction 
When readers struggle 
Extending able readers 
Developing metacognitive awareness 
Summary 
References and recommended reading 

Chapter 4 Reading with fluency 
Key messages for teachers
Identifying student needs 
Metacognitive comprehension instruction 
When readers struggle 
Extending able readers
Developing metacognitive awareness 
Summary
References and recommended reading 


Chapter 5 Teaching students to comprehend text
Key messages for teachers 
Identifying student needs
Metacognitive comprehension instruction 
Monitoring for comprehension 
Comprehending fiction and non-fiction texts 
Teaching comprehension strategies 
When readers struggle 
Extending able readers 
Developing metacognitive awareness 
Summary 
References and recommended reading 

Chapter 6 Teaching approaches 
Key messages for teachers 
Reading to students 
Guided reading 
Shared reading 
Reciprocal reading 
Repeated paired reading 
Literature circles 
Summary 
References and recommended reading 

Chapter 7 Working with groups 
Key messages for teachers 
Group-based instruction 
Establishing groups
Managing and organising group-based instruction 
The components of a balanced reading program 
Summary 
References and recommended reading 

Appendixes 

Appendix 2.1: Some common spelling patterns for vowel sounds 
Appendix 3.1: Prefixes 
Appendix 3.2: Suffixes 
Appendix 6.1: Guided reading observation guide 
Appendix 6.2: Shared reading observation guide 
Appendix 6.3: Reciprocal reading observation guide 
Appendix 7.1: Planning pre- and post-reading activities

Glossary 
Index