Comprehension Strategies 101: Into the Book

I’m on a reading comprehension kick these days, so I’ve been on the look out for useful websites and research articles on the topic. This morning while reading a study on comprehension and vocabulary strategies titled, “Instruction of Metacognitive Strategies Enhances Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Achievement of Third-Grade Students” by Boulware-Gooden, et. al. (2007), I was reminded of a resource my colleague Ettie mentioned to me last week called Into the Book.

This website is an awesome resource if you are looking for ideas on how to incorporate comprehension strategies into your daily literacy teaching practices. You can find resources to help students make connections to the texts they read, learn to question, infer, summarize and more! Plus, there are many video examples of teachers teaching comprehension and vocabulary strategies, so that you can get a taste of what the lessons would look like in your classroom!

Thanks Ettie and thanks to the teachers in Kentucky that shared Into the Book with her.


PS If you are interested in learning more about comprehension strategy instruction, I highly recommend attending the Teachers College Reading Institute this summer. I went last summer and had a ball discussing reading comprehension with K-3 teachers from around the country!


2 Responses to “Comprehension Strategies 101: Into the Book”

  1. 1 Linda March 31, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Anna,

    I know your blog is for K-3, but I just wanted to share a book I read that picks up with Grade 4 and up, since so many of us teachers know other teachers at all grade levels.

    IMO this book is an excellent resource for teachers to refer to over and over again — Differentiating Reading Instruction by Laura Robb. It contains lessons, strategies and assessment ideas for classroom teaching to students of mixed reading & writing levels. Robb includes students’ sample work that shows not only her caring as a teacher, but also made the book come alive for me.

    Hope another teacher out there values this book as much as I do.


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