Hawker Brownlow Education

Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach

Author: Linda Dorn, Carla Soffos

Availability: In Stock

Code: SHP6913

ISBN: 9781760566913

No of Pages: 188

Publish date: 29/10/2018

Price: $39.95


Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos describe the process of comprehension
as a reflection of the mind – a window into the reader’s thoughts. In Teaching for Deep Comprehension they
discuss comprehension from a socio-cognitive perspective – specifically, how
teachers can use the social context of reading workshop to promote deep
comprehension. The book is framed around three guiding questions:

  • Can comprehension be taught?

  • How does a model become a barrier to

  • When does a tool become the reason for

Linda and Carla mesh complex theories of comprehension with
everyday practical examples in such a way as to help teachers develop a better
understanding of what it means to comprehend while reading. The book’s appendix
contains a wealth of reproducible materials, including text maps, graphic
organisers, book lists and resource charts.