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Jacob's Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program, Years F-1, 2nd Edition

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Tamra Stambaugh

Availability: In Stock

Code: PRU9410

ISBN: 9781760569419

No of Pages: 158

Publish date: 23/11/2018

Price: $47.95

Description

The Jacob’s Ladder Gifted Reading
Comprehension Program
targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability
learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding
to critical analyses of text, using a field-tested method developed by the
Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary. Students in Years F–1 will
learn to comprehend and analyse any reading passage after completing the
activities in Jacob’s Ladder, Years F–1
(2nd ed.).


Research conducted by the Center for Gifted Education demonstrated
that the Jacob’s Ladder Gifted Reading Comprehension Program delivers results
related to improved reading comprehension, increased critical thinking and enhanced
interest in reading.


Using skill ladders connected to short stories (picture books) and
poetry, students move from lower-order, concrete thinking skills to
higher-order, critical thinking skills. The ladders include multiple skills
necessary for academic success, covering common English curricular goals such
as sequencing, determining cause and effect, classifying, inferencing and
recognising main ideas. The second edition of the book builds off the previous
edition, including new readings and ladders for students to use.


Each 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 non-fiction passages across the series.