"Reading Power" promotes reading comprehension with a wealth of
effective strategies that help students think as they read.
Teachers will learn how to engage students and create powerful
opportunities for a more interactive, thoughtful reading experience
that improves comprehension.
Built around the strategies that proficient readers use - or
"reading powers" - the book recognizes that teachers are
implementing strategies from many sources and offers simple
applications that can be incorporated in any classroom.
The book is organized around five reading strategies or reading
powers -- Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer, and Transform. Each
chapter includes: a song or chant to use in the classroom for each
power;suggestions for introducing each reading power;sequential
lessons that incorporate teacher modeling, guided practice, and
independent reading;ready-to-copy pages that support the sequential
The book uses authentic children's literature and includes ideas
for modeling demonstrations, encouraging practice, and nurturing
independent reading. Extensive lists of children's books, organized
around grades and reading power, with suggestions for assembling
classroom book collections, are an important part of this practical