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Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program: Student Workbook Years 5-6

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Tamra Stambaugh

Availability: In Stock

Code: PRU7026

ISBN: 9781760017026

No of Pages: 52

Publish date: 18/12/2015

Price: $15.00


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.

This workbook complements the Jacob's
Ladder: Primary Years 5-6
book by providing a matching, all-in-one resource
for students to record their answers to each exercise. This allows the teacher
to keep all of the student's work in the program in one place for ease of
collection, reading and marking. Corresponding to the activities, students read
high-interest passages, then complete skill ladders connected to the readings
to move them from lower-order, concrete thinking skills to higher-order,
critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for
academic success, covering English skills such as sequencing, cause and effect,
classification, making generalisations, inference, and recognising themes and

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