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 1.  Print awareness
 2.  The sounds of speech
 3.  Phonemic awareness
 4.  Phonics
 5.  Informal classroom-based assessment
 6.  Fluency
 7.  Vocabulary
 8.  Spelling
 9.  Writing
 10.  Text comprehension

Diary of a First Year Teacher

Module 10  –  Text comprehension

  |   Pre-test  |  Intro  |  In depth  |  In practice  |  Assignments  |  Post-test  |  

  1. Use one of the six research based strategies with your students. Post a brief paragraph to the Assignments section of the First Year Teacher forums describing:
    • the strategy you chose
    • the process you went through to teach the strategy
    • how your students responded
    • your next step in building your studentsí comprehension skills.

  2. Teach your students some metacognition strategies and post a note detailing your experience to the Assignments section of the First Year Teacher forums.

First Year Teacher was a pilot project of Reading Rockets, which is service of WETA, Washington D.C.'s flagship public television station. Funding for First Year Teacher was provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs; The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and The Overbrook Foundation.

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