Practice an essential skill for reading comphension, figurative language and exclusion. High-interest reading passages and controlled readibility help students achieve their goals.
- Understand figurative language in what is read
- Accurately answer exclusion questions
- Detect the main idea, identify details, and think about vocabulary and semantics of reading passages
The book has 11 reading lessons and three levels of controlled readability: 2.0-2.9, 3.0-3.9, and 4.0-4.9. Each lesson consists of a one-page, illustrated reading passage and two pages of reading comprehension tasks that require students to:
- identify the main idea and detect details
- think about vocabulary and semantics
- understand figurative language and exclusion
- formulate a question related to the story topic
- complete a writing activity
The reading comprehension questions are similar to those found on classroom and national reading comprehension tests. Questions challenge students to think about the reading passage and use reasoning skills. Most of the questions are multiple-choice with some true/false questions.
You may purchase Spotlight on Reading Comprehension Figurative Language and Exclusion individually or as part of the Spotlight on Reading Comprehension 6-book set. The 6-book set consists of:
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- Speech-language pathologists play a direct role in the development of literacy for children with communication disorders (ASHA, 2001).
- Instruction of text comprehension can help children become independent, self-regulated, thinking readers (NRP, 2000).
- Instruction in comprehension can help students understand, remember, and communicate with others about what they read (NIFL, 2003).
- Teacher questioning improves students' learning from reading because it gives them a purpose for reading, focuses their attention on what they are to learn, helps them think actively as they read, encourages them to monitor their comprehension, and helps them review content and relate what they've learned to what they already know (NIFL, 2003).
- The inability to interpret figurative language leads to a breakdown in text comprehension, which in turn, can frustrate readers and discourage them from continuing reading tasks, and can cause delays in later language development (Palmer & Brooks, 2004).
Spotlight on Reading Comprehension Figurative Language and Exclusion incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (2001). Roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists with respect to reading and writing in children and adolescents [Position Statement]. Retrieved August 7, 2009, from www.asha.org/policy
National Institute for Literacy (NIFL). (2003). Put reading first: The research building blocks for teaching children to read. Retrieved August 7, 2009, from www.nifl.gov/nifl/publications.html
National Reading Panel (NRP). (2000). Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction—Reports of the subgroups. Retrieved August 7, 2009, from www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/nrp/upload/smallbook_pdf.pdf
Palmer, B.C., & Brooks, M.A. (2004). Reading until the cows come home: Figurative language and reading comprehension. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 47, 370-379.