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Guided Comprehension in Grades 3-8

by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen

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Guided Comprehension in Grades 3-8

Grades 3 – 8
Type Book
Pages 384
Published July 2009
Publisher International Reading Association

 

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The Guided Comprehension Model is a step-by-step teaching framework that encourages students to become active, strategic readers by providing explicit strategy instruction, opportunities for engagement, and a variety of texts and instructional settings. This book has everything you need to use the Guided Comprehension Model effectively with your students. Part I introduces new ideas for teaching Guided Comprehension and updated resources that support its evidence base. Part II features lessons and includes planning forms, teacher commentaries and think-alouds, samples of student work, and theme-based resources. Suggestions for differentiating instruction, including teaching English learners, are integrated throughout.

Helpful appendixes offer teaching ideas, new classroom applications, reproducible blackline masters, forms for organizing and managing Guided Comprehension centers and routines, literature response prompts, leveled book resources, and assessment forms.

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McLaughlin, M., & Allen, M.B. (2002). Guided Comprehension: A teaching model for grades 3–8. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

 

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Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Knowing How Words Work Using Semantic Feature Analysis

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of knowing how words work.

 

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Students use the faces and places they learn about in their research to write a biography about a contemporary or historical figure.

 

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Guided Comprehension: Monitoring Using the INSERT Technique

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of monitoring.

 

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Grades   3 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Guided Comprehension: Previewing Using an Anticipation Guide

Based on the Guided Comprehension Model developed by Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen, this lesson introduces students to the comprehension strategy of previewing.

 

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Students learn the ins and outs of writing biographies by researching a contemporary or historical figure and writing a summary.

 

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Recording Readers Theatre: Developing Comprehension and Fluency With Audio Texts

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Guided Comprehension: Evaluating Using the Meeting of the Minds Technique

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Guided Comprehension: Visualizing Using the Sketch-to-Stretch Strategy

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