Discipline: Professional Resources, Literacy
Grade(s): K - 8
Delivery Method: Print
Author(s): Ellin Oliver Keene
The renaissance in comprehension instruction launched by Mosaic of Thought has led to changes in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, where teachers now model reading strategies, and students probe meaning more deeply. But no book in the field has satisfactorily answered the question: What does it really mean to comprehend?
In To Understand, Ellin Oliver Keene not only explores this important question, but reveals what teachers can do to encourage all students to engage in deep understanding far more consistently than before. In discovering what’s really behind comprehension, To Understand goes well beyond comprehension strategy instruction.
Keene identifies specific Dimensions and Outcomes of Understanding—characteristics identified in readers with a highly developed ability to make sense of text—to help you rethink what comprehension is. She demonstrates how to leverage the Dimensions and Outcomes into relevant, provocative, memorable instruction.