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Hill Briefing Highlights Autism and the Aging Out Crisis

A recent report from Drexel University emphasizes that many young people on the autism spectrum face a “services cliff” as they age out of education …

You don't need to do 'one iota' of exercise to lose weight, says scientific study

The cause of obesity is a bad diet rather than a lack of exercise, according to a group of international experts.<p>In an article discussing whether …

Holistic Medicine

Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading

Although some progress has been made in improving the literacy achievement of students in American high schools during the last twenty years, the …

Pedagogy

Effective Practices for Developing Reading Comprehension

Duke, N. K., & Pearson, P. (2002). Effective Practices for Developing Reading Comprehension. In Alan E. Farstrup & S. Jay Samuels (Eds.), <i>What</i> …

Guiding Readers and Writers

Download a Sample Share This Resource<p>Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy<p>By Irene Fountas, Lesley University, Gay Su Pinnell, The Ohio …

Strategies that Promote Comprehension

<b>The problem in the story is ______.<br>This is a problem because ______.<br>The problem is solved when ______.<br>In the end ______.</b><p>Activities and procedures for …

Making Connections: Text to Self, Text to Text, Text to World - Diane Kardash

<i>From the Florida Online Reading Professional Development</i> <i>site: http://</i><i>forpd.ucf.edu/strategies/strattext.html</i><p>Story Mapping (September 2004)<p>(Developed …

Anticipation Guide | Classroom Strategy

An anticipation guide is a comprehension strategy that is used <b>before</b> reading to activate students' prior knowledge and build curiosity about a new …

Elementary English & Reading, Elementary Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Strategies

Elementary Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Strategies<p>In this set of video vignettes, Virginia elementary teachers demonstrate vocabulary and …

Teaching

Teaching Metalinguistic Awareness and Reading Comprehension with Riddles

As a 6-year-old, I was obsessed with knock-knock jokes. I laughed uproariously whenever I heard one, no matter how inane.<p>Knock knock.<br>Who's …

What Works in Comprehension Instruction

In carrying out its analysis of the extant research in reading comprehension, the NRP noted three predominant themes in the research on the …

Assessing Reading Comprehension: Probing Instead of Questioning

When working in my role as a reading consultant, I often hear teachers lament their students lack of reading comprehension. The conversation often …