Ready to Read: A Multisensory Approach to Language-Based Comprehension Instruction
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Mary L Farrell Ph.D.;Francie Matthews PhD
- Publish Date: 2010-07-01
Pre- and inservice general and special educators will discover the keys to teaching the high-level reading skills that come together to form comprehensionÃ¢â¬âvocabulary, morphology, syntax, and listening comprehension. For each of these critical skills, teachers will get a clear explanation of what the skill is, how it develops, and how it contributes to reading success. Then they'll learn how to differentiate instruction based on students' language abilities and use effective multisensory adaptations to help students meet key literacy goals, such as
- increasing vocabulary
- understanding prefixes and suffixes
- comprehending complex sentences
- monitoring and repairing breakdowns in sentence comprehension
- sharpening inferential skills during reading
- retelling a structured story
- understanding cause and effect relationships
- and more
To demonstrate how to differentiate instruction for students with reading disability having a range of language abilities, the book follows case histories of three students with different learning challenges and shows teachers how to adapt instruction to meet diverse needs. Educators will also get helpful recommendations for conducting formal and informal assessment of student progress in each skill area.
A straightforward, reader-friendly guide to teaching comprehension, this book prepares teachers for one of their most important tasksâhelping all their students make the critical leap from learning to read to reading to learn.