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Mosaic Of Thought: The Power Of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd Edition Ellin Oliver Keene

Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd Edition Ellin Oliver Keene

What is the best way to teach students how to comprehend texts? How can teachers help students become strategic, independent, and lifelong readers? These are some of the questions that Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmermann address in their book Mosaic of Thought: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction, 2nd Edition . This book is a revised and updated version of their best-selling first edition, which was published in 1997 and introduced the concept of strategy-based comprehension instruction to the field of literacy education.


In this book, Keene and Zimmermann present seven core strategies that successful readers use to engage with texts. These strategies are: activating and connecting to background knowledge, questioning, visualizing and inferring, determining importance, synthesizing, repairing understanding, and monitoring comprehension. The authors explain the theory and research behind each strategy, provide practical examples of how to teach them in the classroom, and share stories of how students use them to enhance their reading experience. The book also offers guidance on how to create a reader's workshop, conduct think-alouds and conferring sessions, and plan long-term instruction.

The second edition of Mosaic of Thought features 70 percent new material, reflecting the latest thinking and innovations from Keene and Zimmermann. It includes new classroom examples from diverse settings and grade levels, new tools for assessing and documenting student progress, new insights from cognitive science and neuroscience, new advice on integrating technology and digital literacy, and new responses to frequently asked questions from teachers. The book also has a foreword by Thomas Newkirk, a renowned literacy scholar and professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Mosaic of Thought is a comprehensive and inspiring resource for teachers who want to help their students become proficient and passionate readers. It shows how comprehension strategy instruction can transform reading instruction and foster a love of reading in students. As the authors write in their introduction, "We hope this book will help you create a mosaic of thought in your classrooma rich tapestry of ideas, images, questions, connections, and insights that will make reading a joyful and meaningful endeavor for you and your students."


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