English Language Arts teachers face a multitude of challenges in their efforts to help students understand structure in literature so each can build strong academic homes. The program presented in my book, "The House of Comprehension" (HOC), offers educators a complete design that confirms the importance of every element of literature, and how each is crucial in fortifying their knowledge.
The program provides teachers with multiple opportunities that enable students to fully understand any text. Not only will teachers appreciate how to use the various charts to organize their ideas and details for their lesson, but they will also recognize which of the printable 40+ activities to use during every phase of the literature study.
By incorporating the charts and activities in this book into their plans, teachers will create engaging lessons that will address the flexibility and diversity in their classrooms. Students will recognize that the story and its elements work together to create a complete whole. Incorporating each of these factors into the study of any piece of literature enables students to explain, orally and in writing, whether the story creates a house of straw, of twigs, or of bricks.
What lessons teachers are using in the classroom and how they are adapting them to address the needs of the students as well as state and national benchmarks continues to be a hot topic. SOL scores, AYP and Standards of Learning Benchmarks are just a few of the buzz words that guide teachers’ planning. "The House of Comprehension" program allows teachers to exceed any set guidelines, and, most importantly, to engage and inspire students, turning them into lifelong learners. The activities in this book enable teachers to reach both proficient and non-¬proficient students by empowering students to advance their skill levels. When they follow this program, teachers can rest assured that their students will pass any test.
The book provides step-by-step instructions for teachers on how to use 40 activities, and includes printable activity sheets for students. Each activity is aligned to the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, as well as Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Through this practical and flexible program, students learn the importance of every element of literature. They recognize that the story and the elements create a complete whole by working together. Incorporating each of these factors into the study of any piece of literature enables students to explain, orally and in writing, whether the story creates a house of straw, of twigs, or of bricks
You can also read about this program on my site: http://teachitwrite.blogspot.com, the publishers TpT site: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Compass-Publishing/, and on the publisher's site http://www.teachitwrite.com.
Megan Trow Garcia, a Fulbright New Century Scholar, stated about in her Amazon.com review. She wrote, "Looking for an extra edge in your Language Arts classes? HOUSE OF COMPREHENSION is a "must-have" text for teaching literature in grades 6-9 and beyond."
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