Complete Comprehension: Non Fiction

As nonfiction books become more sophisticated, they challenge students’ ability to synthesize and accumulate information and sustain comprehension. Longer texts require readers to be more skilled around the goals of:

  • Determining the main idea of of sections, chapters, and the whole book
  • Identifying and separating key details from extraneous information, and understand the relationship between facts
  • Figuring out the meaning of content-specific, technical vocabulary by using the text and features 
  • Using text features to support and deepen understanding.

Jennifer Serravallo's Complete Comprehension: Nonfiction supports growth in these goals, all of which contribute to whole-text comprehension and engagement. Complete Comprehension provides everything you need to:

  • assess a student's whole-book comprehension via each of the four goals
  • evaluate their facility with the component skills of each goal to plan instruction
  • teach reading strategies directly matched to the needs you identify.

For those familiar with Jen's work, this Assess, Evaluate, Teach framework is connected to the comprehension progressions she defined in Understanding Texts & Readers and to the instructional ideas in The Reading Strategies Book. In Complete Comprehension, these three pillars of the framework each receive their own teaching guide.


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Invoice Title: Complete Comprehension: Non Fiction

ISBN-10: 0325109559

ISBN-13: 9780325109558

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