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Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Primary Years, 5-6

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Tamra Stambaugh

Availability: In Stock

Code: PRU6937

ISBN: 9781760016937

No of Pages: 124

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

first section of this book includes Fables, Myths, Short Stories and Essays,
some written by students in similar year levels to those reading this book. The
Poetry selections include works by students, as well as pieces by well-known
poets. Nonfiction selections touch on the areas of Biology and Mathematics.
This book is suggested for students in years 5 and 6 to enhance reading
comprehension and critical thinking.

Jacob's Ladder Primary (Years 5-6) 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