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Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Primary Years, 2-3

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Tamra Stambaugh

Availability: In Stock

Code: PRU6913

ISBN: 9781760016913

No of Pages: 122

Publish date: 18/12/2015

Price: $29.95


Jacob's Ladder is a reading
comprehension program for gifted students that spans from early primary to
early secondary instruction. Students progress through an inquiry process based
on targeted reading passages that emphasise the progressive, ongoing
development of higher-order thinking skills that are relevant across the
curriculum. This field-tested method of moving from basic understanding to
critical analysis of text was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at
the College of William and Mary.

book in the Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program
comprehensively engages with the Language, Literature and Literacy
strands of the Australian Curriculum: English, as well as touching upon
aspects of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science
instruction in nonfiction passages across the series. Through completing the
activities in Jacob's Ladder students will learn to comprehend and
analyse any reading passage, and demonstrate improvement in reading
comprehension and critical thinking skills, as well as an increased interest in

Short Stories section of this book includes myths and fables. The Poetry
selections include works by students in similar year levels to those reading
the book, as well as pieces by well-known poets. Nonfiction selections touch on
the areas of History, Biology, Geometry, Probability and Sustainability. This
book is suggested for students in years 2 and 3 to enhance reading
comprehension and critical thinking.

Jacob's Ladder Primary (Years 2-3)
tasks are organised into four skill ladders: A-D. Each ladder focuses on a
different skill. Students "climb" each ladder by answering lower-level
questions before moving to higher-level questions or rungs at the top of each
ladder. Each ladder stands alone and focuses on a separate critical thinking
component in reading.