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All About Teaching Reading

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Comprehension Strategy Approach

Started by Melanie Hutchinson. Last reply by Joni Readout Nov 28, 2011. 6 Replies

I am leading a group of teachers in transforming their reading teaching by using the strategies that the work of Zimmerman and Keene (amongst others) advocates in Mosaic of Thought. Do you do similar…Continue

Tags: literacy, reading, comprehension


Started by Helena Rogers Nov 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Dear Anne,I would be willing to share my experience as a Primary teacher and Head Teacher in Britain over many years in different situations from Team Teaching to teaching seriously emotionally…Continue


Started by Helena Rogers Nov 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Dear Anne,I would be willing to share my experience as a Primary teacher and Head Teacher in Britain over many years in different situations from Team Teaching to teaching seriously emotionally…Continue


Started by Helena Rogers Nov 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Dear Anne,I would be willing to share my experience as a Primary teacher and Head Teacher in Britain over many years in different situations from Team Teaching to teaching seriously emotionally…Continue

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Comment by Joyan on June 17, 2014 at 6:16am

I 've been using a combination of approaches to reading. I have used reader's workshop to teach reading comprehension, when dealing with books. I also try to select different kinds of texts which are connected to the theme(s) we're dealing with. I teach ESL students ages 12 - 16. However, I would appreciate getting more ideas from you all.

Comment by Cynthia Brandt on August 18, 2010 at 4:44pm
Any ideas of using technology to help with early literacy? I'm taking a course on technology and teaching and want to focus on early literacy.
Comment by Bryan Cubelo on February 11, 2010 at 12:56pm
i am currently planning to conduct seminar/training about teaching reading.
thus, i would be very glad to get more ideas and support from you guys.
Comment by Mrs Dem on December 2, 2009 at 8:04pm
I am a new K-6 teacher from Australia who is passionate about developing strong literacy skills in my students. I am keen to learn as much as I can about the teaching of reading from experienced teachers.
Comment by Cybrary Man - Jerry Blumengarten on December 2, 2009 at 11:24am
I am here to share the resources that I have collected for the past ten years. During my 32 year teaching career I taught Social Studies, Language Arts, Computers and later served as the school's teacher-librarian.

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Comment by Julie Niles Petersen on November 12, 2009 at 10:21pm
Just wondering if anyone has a photo for our group?
Comment by Gina Setti on November 12, 2009 at 11:33am
Hello everyone! My name is Gina Setti, and I am a preservice English educator. I am always searching for innovative ideas on teaching reading and writing. I am ready to be molded! If any one is interested in talking my twitter account is gsetti7.
Comment by Shawn Storm on November 4, 2009 at 7:25pm
I'm a sixth grade reading and writing teacher and I am always looking for ways to connect my classes....let me know if anyone out there has any cool ideas or would like to connect!
Comment by Dodie Ainslie on October 31, 2009 at 9:57pm
I am now a new teacher mentor and tech integrator trainer at my district, but prior to that taught 3,4, and 6th grade. My last job in the classroom was reading teacher and we were able to rewrite the curriculum so that it included the 'big eight' reading strategies (taken from Mosaic of Thought by Zimmerman and Keene). The curriculum is now explicit reading strategy instruction- using short stories, short nonfiction pieces, and excerpts for novels. It makes so much sense and is amazing to see how students can improve their comprehension by using their 'conversation voice' (from Cris Tovani). Exciting stuff
Comment by Melanie Hutchinson on October 31, 2009 at 6:17pm
I'm looking forward to some reading conversations. I find the teaching of reading fascinating, challenging and addictive. My one teaching assignment is first grade reading- and I have enjoyed teaching the beginners and the advanced. I am a curriculum coordinator and I am currently leading my lower school faculty in a review of teaching reading- focusing on comprehension strategies. We all read Mosaic of Thought (Zimmerman and Keene) and Reading with Meaning (Miller) and are now transforming our teaching. Exciting to see it occur.

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