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Executive skills and reading comprehension : a guide for educators  Cover Image Book Book

Executive skills and reading comprehension : a guide for educators Kelly B. Cartwright ; foreword by Nell K. Duke.

Cartwright, Kelly B., (author. ). Duke, Nell K., (writer of foreword.).


"How do K-12 students become self-regulated learners who actively deploy comprehension strategies to make meaning from texts? This cutting-edge guide is the first book to highlight the importance of executive skills for improving reading comprehension. Chapters review the research base for particular executive functions/m-/such as planning, organization, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control/m-/and present practical skills-building strategies for the classroom. Detailed examples show what each skill looks like in real readers, and sidebars draw explicit connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781462551491
  • ISBN: 1462551491
  • ISBN: 9781462551507
  • ISBN: 1462551505
  • Physical Description: xx, 379 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue : linking the new with the old : how are familiar comprehension skills and strategies related to executive skills? -- Executive skills : what are they, and why are they important for developing thinking readers? -- Plans and goals : getting ready to read -- Organization : why text and reader organization matter -- Cognitive flexibility : juggling multiple aspects of reading -- Working memory : holding and linking ideas in mind while reading -- Inhibition and impulse control : resisting distractions to support comprehension -- Social understanding : the importance of mind reading for reading comprehension -- Executive skills, word recognition, and dyslexia : cracking the code is complicated, too -- Appendix A. Rubric for assessing executive skills in observations of your students' reading behavior -- Appendix B. List of games that require behaviors related to the executive skills described in this book -- Appendix C. List of executive skill-based intervention studies that resulted in improvements in reading.
Subject: Reading comprehension.
Executive ability in children.
Executive ability in children.
Reading comprehension.

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