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Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Primary Years, 4-5

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Tamra Stambaugh

Availability: In Stock

Code: PRU6920

ISBN: 9781760016920

No of Pages: 132

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 fables and myths, as well as
contributions by students in the same year level as those reading the book. The
Poetry selections include works by students, as well as pieces by well-known
poets. Nonfiction selections touch on the areas of Science, Mathematics and
History. This book is suggested for students in years 4 and 5 to enhance
reading comprehension and critical thinking.

Jacob's Ladder Primary (Years 4-5) 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.