Simply your best resource for reading comprehension instruction - for ALL students!
Teach the thinking strategies that are essential to your students' success with this researched-based, classroom-validated reading program.
Develop students' critical thinking processes for higher standardized test scores and model effective learning strategies to increase their understanding of literature. INSIGHTS minimizes preparation time with easy-to-implement lesson plans and incorporates proven teaching strategies that assure success for all your students.
This researched-based, classroom-validated program successfully develops for all students the comprehension strategies that are characteristic of the best readers. INSIGHTS models how to select, apply, monitor, and evaluate the thinking processes that are imperative for all different purposes and types of reading, from basal and content-area textbooks to trade books.
WHAT IT DOES...
INSIGHTS translates research on reading – and reading instruction – into practical teaching materials that help educators meet the needs of every student, even in the most diverse classrooms.
Accommodates a wide range of settings, from whole class to small groups and individuals
Supports not only developmental reading, but remedial reading, ESOL, and Special Education students as well
Minimizes preparation time with concise, easy-to-implement lesson plans, carefully developed student activities, and proven teaching strategies
HOW IT WORKS...
INSIGHTS provides explicit, systematic, and sequenced instruction to help students read fiction and
nonfiction strategically. Units begin with a review of prerequisite skills so all students can participate in the
unitís instruction. Each lesson builds systematically from the previous one, modeling how and when to apply
the strategy developed in the unit. A system of prompts and supports are gradually withdrawn to help
students become proficient independent learners.
HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU...
Each INSIGHTS Teacher Manual:
Serves as a model of professional development, offering classroom-tested suggestions and exemplary teaching strategies for every unit of instruction
Provides research-validated, "best-practice" instructional strategies for both veteran and novice teachers alike
Offers a variety of options for accommodating individual teaching styles, allowing you to tailor your instruction to fit the individual needs of your students
Offers ample opportunities for direct transfer of strategies to all types of classroom literature
COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES Grades K-8
Develop the strategies characteristic of the best readers, through instruction that makes them accessible to all learners. Offers ample opportunities for direct transfer of strategies to all types of classroom literature, such as basals, trade books, or supplementary programs.