Comprehension Corner

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Comprehension Corner
What Strategies Do Good Readers Use?
What Are Fix-Up Strategies?
What Are Comprehension Constructors?
How Do I Use Modeling Effectively?
What Are Accessible Texts?
What Are Text Sets?
How Do I Make Reading More Purposeful?
How Do I Improve Group Work?
What Does Engaging Instruction Look Like?
How Do I Promote Transfer?
What Strategies Promote Comprehension?
What Are Inquiry Units?
How Do I Create Opportunities for Social Learning?
How Do I Promote Questioning?
Where Can I Learn More?
Meet the Author


     I teach third grade in Indiana.  I graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University in December 2004 with a minor in counseling psychology.  I’m currently completing a Master of Arts in Education in Elementary Education through Ball State.  Within the year I will also obtain an All Grades Reading Specialist License. 

I use a guided reading and writing approach to literacy instruction, combined with individualized word study. My philosophy:

  • Students need to understand the WHY behind the WHAT and use REAL literature daily.
  • Students learn best when they are actively involved in their learning.
  • Student ownership and accountability improves when they help set their own goals and monitor their own progress.
  • Student engagement and motivation increases when they have many opportunities to study topics of their choice.
  • Students feel most comfortable when they work cooperatively to meet common goals, learn social skills, and celebrate success together.

Last updated: July 9, 2008

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