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There is no nobler act than to teach someone to read.
It is the power to work and to provide for oneself and for one’s family; the power to participate in the civic and social life of our society; the power to learn; the power to pursue happiness.
As teachers and parents we know that the literacy we strive to provide cannot be accomplished alone—we need to work together, and therefore we must be saved by love.
It seems to me that asking a series of good questions about what an author appears to be telling us allows students (all of us) to build our knowledge, learn how to question conclusions, and overall just better understand the text at hand. Do you agree or am I still missing something? Last week, I posted an explanation of the difference between comprehension strategies and comprehension skills. Before answering your thoughtful question about comprehension teaching, let’s quickly review what I said previously. Basically, comprehension skills have been conceptualized as the...
Teacher question: What’s the difference between comprehension skills and comprehension strategies? Are they synonyms or do we teach different things when we are teaching them? Shanahan response: I’m glad you asked. Compreh...
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