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Recommended Reading

These articles have been grouped roughly by category. Some of them, of course, address more than one of the categories, and these articles have been placed in more than one section. Others are simply placed in the category that is consistent with their primary focus, although they may have content related to other areas as well.


Beck, I. Et al. (1998). Getting at the meaning. American Educator,      Summer, 66-71.

Beck, I., McKeown, M., Hamilton, R., & Kucan, L. (1997). Questioning the      author: An approach for enhancing student engagement with text.      Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Beers, K. (2003).When kids can't read: What teachers can do: A guide for      teachers 6-12. Porstmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Block, C., & Pressley, M. (2001).
     Comprehension instruction: Research-based best practices. NY:      Guilford.

Block, C., Gambrell, L., & Pressley, M., (Eds.). (2002). Improving      comprehension Instruction: Rethinking research, theory, and classroom      practice. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Brown, R. (2002). Scaffolding two worlds: Self-directed comprehension      instruction for middle schoolers. In C.C. Block and M. Pressley (Eds.),      Comprehension Instruction Research-based Best Practices
     (pp. 337-350). New York: Guilford Press.

Buck, J., Torgesen, T., & Schatschneider, C. (YEAR). Predicting FCAT SSS      Scores using prior performance on the FCAT-SSS, FCAT-NRT, and SAT9.      FCRR Technical Report #4.

Fisher, J., Schumaker, J., & Deshler, D. (in press). Improving the reading      comprehension of at-risk adolescents. In M. Pressley & C. Block (Eds.),      Strategies for increasing reading comprehension. New York: Guilford

Harvey, S., & Goudvis, A. (2000). Strategies that work: Teaching      comprehension to enhance understanding. NY: Stenhouse.

Keene, E., & Zimmermann, S. (1997). Mosaic of thought: Teaching      comprehension in a reader's workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

RAND. (2002). Reading for understanding: Toward an R&D program in      reading comprehension. Retrieved February 16, 2006, from

Stanovich, K. (1986). Matthew effects in reading: Some consequences of      individual differences in the acquisition of literacy, Reading Research      Quarterly, 21(4), 360-407.

Tovani, C. (2000). I read it, but I don't get it: Comprehension strategies for      adolescent readers. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

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