What are Comprehension Strategies Libraries?
Each unit of instruction in Making Meaning concentrates on a specific reading comprehension strategy. The books from the Comprehension Strategies Libraries can be used to re-teach comprehension strategy lessons by replacing the lesson’s read-aloud book with the alternative selection. These customized, grade-level libraries make it easy for a teacher to give students additional practice with the unit’s comprehension strategy.
Each Comprehension Strategies Library includes a grade-level set (21–30 titles) of alternative trade books keyed to Making Meaning lessons. These books, representing a range of genres and cultures, were selected for their value in teaching specific comprehension strategies. A list of comprehension strategies paired with specific titles is provided with purchase.
Extending Independent Reading
Invite students to use these alternative books for their independent reading to apply the instructional strategy work. The books in the Comprehension Strategies Libraries can be a resource for tying independent reading practice to specific comprehension strategy instruction.
Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read. - Marilyn Jager Adams