Center on English Learning & Achievement
Improving Literary Understanding Through Classroom Conversation Booklet
Effective literature instruction develops reading, writing, thinking, and other literacy skills – but that is easier said than done. A new booklet by Judith Langer and Elizabeth Close shares some of the most effective strategies, drawing on the research and including real classroom examples. Improving Literary Understanding Through Classroom Conversation is now available on line. You may download a free copy, a text only copy (in pdf format), or print out the order form and mail it to CELA with check payable to: The Research Foundation of the State University of New York.
The booklet is designed for teachers and administrators who wish to improve their students' reading comprehension. It can also be used to supplement the Annenberg/CPB professional development series, Envisioning Literature.
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