About the Author
Special Features of the Book
1. The Power of Strategic Reading Instruction
What is Strategic Reading?
What is Strategic Reading Instruction (SRI)
What are the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers?
What are the Prerequisites for Strategic Reading Instruction?
When is a Strategy not a Strategy?
2. Becoming a Strategic Teacher
What Does a Strategic Teacher Look Like?
The Teaching Moves of a Strategic Teacher
The Challenges of Strategic Reading Instruction
3. Understanding the Seven Strategies
Cognitive Strategy #1: Activating
Cognitive Strategy #2: Inferring
Cognitive Strategy #3: Monitoring-Clarifying
Cognitive Strategy #4: Questioning
Cognitive Strategy #5: Searching-Selecting
Cognitive Strategy #6: Summarizing
Cognitive Strategy #7: Visualizing-Organizing
4. Instructional Activities to Engage Your Students
Turn on Your CPU (Central Processing Unit): Grades 1-8
Turn on Your Math CPU (Central Processing Unit): Grades 4-8
A Dozen Ways to Infer: Grades 3-8
A Dozen Ways to Say Infer: Grades 4-8
Fix-up Your Mix-ups: Grades 1-8
Do You Have Any Questions? Grades 4-8
The Prospector: Grades 4-8
The Summarizers Five C's: Grades 3-8
Visualize a Video: Grades K-2
It Pays to Increase Your Word Power: Grades 2-8
5. Organizing for Strategic Reading Instruction (SRI) in Your Classroom
When Should Strategy Instruction Begin?
How Should I Introduce SRI to My Students?
Do I Have to Think Aloud?
How Should SRI Be Paced and Sequenced?
What if an Instructional Activity Doesn't Work?
How Will I Know if My Students are Using the Strategies?
Where Will I Find Time for SRI?
What Does a Lesson Look Like?
6. Implementing Schoolwide Strategic Reading Instruction
SRI Requires a Pervasive and Persuasive Reading Culture
SRI Requires Balanced Instruction
SRI Requires a Research-based Curriculum
Is Your School or District Ready for SRI?