Berne, J.I. & Clark, K.F. (2008). Critically reading texts: what students do and how
teachers can help. The Reading Teacher. 62(1), 74-79.
The article gave a brief narrative description on literature discussion groups. It discussed how teachers provide instructions by teaching students with explicit comprehension strategies. The article described what a peer-led group. Children with difficulty in reading were placed in a group to help with their slow reading. While in literacy discussion groups, students were able to understand what he or she was reading.
I will use this article to help me with my students that have problem with reading comprehension. It has given me ideas of how I want to use peer-led group discussions. It made me more aware how students benefit from peer-led student discussion. I will implement some of these strategies in my class because it will benefit my difficult readers with reading. It gave me hope because poor reading skills can lead to difficulty in school.
Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A. (2007). Strategies that work: teaching comprehension for
understanding and engagement, second edition. Portland, ME: Stenhouse
Strategies that Work is an interesting book. It is divided into four sections. Part I highlights what comprehension is and how to teach it. It gives the reader a chance to understand what each term means. Part II contains lessons and practices for teaching comprehension. It gives the reader a clear picture of how these skills could be used in a classroom. Part III looks at specific ways comprehension strategies can be used in different subjects. Part IV provides a list of fiction and nonfiction books students should read. It also provides websites and teacher journals. They can be used to plan reading comprehension lesson plans.
I would use this book as a reference material. I would get I ideas from the book on how to create lessons to help students with reading comprehension. The book gave me an...