Guided Comprehension in Grades 3–8

Combined Second Edition

Maureen McLaughlin and Mary Beth Allen

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Part One: Guided Comprehension: A Teaching Model for Grades 3–8

Chapter 1
Guided Comprehension: Helping Students Transact With Text

Abstract Chapter 2
PDF Teacher-Directed Whole-Group Instruction

Chapter 3
Teacher-Guided Small Groups and Student-Facilitated Independent Practice

Chapter 4
Teacher-Facilitated Whole-Group Reflection and Goal Setting

Chapter 5
Assessment in Guided Comprehension

Chapter 6
Leveled Text: An Essential Resource for Reading Comprehension

Part Two: Theme-Based Guided Comprehension Lessons

Chapter 7
Life Stories: Biography, Autobiography

Chapter 8
Identity: Who Are You?

Chapter 9
Poetry: Extraordinary Wonder

Chapter 10
Fantasy: Unbridled Imagination

Appendixes: Resources That Support Guided Comprehension

Appendix A
Teaching Ideas and Blackline Masters

Appendix B
Forms for Organizing and Managing Comprehension Centers and Routines

Appendix C
101 Literature Response Prompts

Appendix D
Informal Assessments

Appendix E
Leveled Book Resources

Appendix F
Guided Comprehension Lesson Planning Forms



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