- Series: Strategies That Work Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement
- Paperback: 339 pages
- Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers; 2nd edition (2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157110481X
- ISBN-13: 978-1571104816
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.9 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Strategies That Work should be on every English teacher's bookshelf. It is a reader-friendly text that will help all of us to further engage students in the learning process. --English Journal
I reviewed my dog-eared copy of the first edition, and I wondered, 'How can they possibly improve this book?' --Teacher Leaders Network
Strategies That Work is a 'must-read' for beginning or veteran teachers, pre-service teachers, reading specialists, administrators, and parents. --Education Review
About the Author
Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. After fifteen years of public school teaching, both in regular education and special education classrooms, Stephanie worked for twelve years as a staff developer for the Denver based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), a partnership of leaders from education and business, who support innovation in public schools. Insatiably curious about student thinking, she is a teacher first and foremost and currently serves as a private literacy consultant to schools and school districts. In that role, she conducts keynote speeches, presentations, workshops, demonstration lessons, coaching sessions and ongoing consultation to teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, principals and district administrators. With a focus on K-12 literacy, her specialties include comprehension instruction, inquiry-based learning, content area reading and writing, nonfiction literacy, and the role of passion, wonder and engagement in teaching and learning. Stephanie has written many articles, books and resources; her Heinemann publications include the title Comprehension and Collaboration which she co-authored with Smokey Daniels, and The Comprehension Toolkit series which is an in-depth Curricular Resource for comprehension instruction co-authored with Anne Goudvis. Click here to read recent Heinemann Blogs from Steph. Connect with Steph at @StephHarvey49 Listen to an interview with Stephanie Harvey on Education Talk Radio - 2/29/2012 (30:35)
Anne Goudvis is the coauthor the Heinemann title Comprehension Going Forward and of Strategies that Work (with Stephanie Harvey). She and Steph also created best-selling classroom materials through firstHand: The Comprehension Toolkit; The Primary Comprehension Toolkit; and Comprehension Interventions. Anne has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and university instructor. For the past fifteen years she has worked as a staff developer with the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition and currently does staff development in schools around the country. Recent interests include working in schools with culturally and linguistically diverse students and integrating reading comprehension instruction with content area topics in social studies and science.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is great but will be even better if paired with this book (which isn't packaged with the "Buy Together" from Amazon) Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading. S. Harvey, one of the authors of Strategies that Work, writes the foreword. This book discusses the lessons you teach before teaching each of the strategies Harvey, et al. covers (i.e. schema) by using concrete experiences to help students understand and NOT forget what schema is (i.e. using a lint roller and pieces of paper with your experiences, opinions, feelings, memories. Use the lint roller to stick everything together and this represents your unique schema.) After giving students several "sensory" experiences with the strategy, you then teach lessons from Strategies that Work with the concrete experiences in place. She gives examples of using songs, art, wordless picture books for sensory experiences and basically hits different intelligences. My students are definitely thinking more, but I think they would have retained more if they would have had these concrete experiences first. This is a glowing review for both books :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book to keep for future classroom use. Has many valuable strategies.Published 1 month ago by Brooke
One of the BEST Comprehension strategies book that I've ever read. I put this book up at the top of my list. Among the Book Whisperer and others. Read morePublished 3 months ago by W. Bowden
How can you publish an e-textbook and not allow users to navigate by page number. This is absurd. When sitting in a class and a professor tells us to go to page 236, I cannot do... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennaralchaos