Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program Set of 7
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The Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program targets reading comprehension skills in high-ability learners by moving students through an inquiry process from basic understanding to critical analyses of texts using a field-tested method developed by the Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary. Students in grades K–9 will be able to comprehend and analyze any reading passage after completing the activities in these books.
Using skill ladders connected to individual readings in poetry, short stories, and nonfiction, students move from lower order concrete thinking skills to higher order critical thinking skills. Each book, geared to advancing grade levels, includes high-interest readings, ladders to increase reading skill development, and easy-to-implement instructions. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for academic success, covering language arts standards such as sequencing, cause and effect, classification, making generalizations, inference, and recognizing themes and concepts.
The Jacob’s Ladder guides provide teachers with an explanation of the nature and substance of supplementary tasks in reading comprehension that will help prepare students for their state assessment tests. At the same time, these tasks will move students from basic reading comprehension to more critical reading behaviors. Also included are an overview of the goals and objectives of Jacob’s Ladder tasks and suggestions for implementation, giving every teacher of gifted learners the tools needed to create a successful reading classroom.
Jacob’s Ladder, Primary 1 is for students in grades K–1, Primary 2 is for students in grades 1–2, Level 1 is for students in grades 2–3, Level 2 is for students in grades 4–5, Level 3 is for students in grades 5–6, and Levels 4 and 5 are for students in grades 7–9. However, each book may be used across grade levels to provide increasing levels of difficulty to help students in mastering reading comprehension.
For an overview of the research supporting the use of this product, please download What Works: 20 Years of Curriculum Development and Research for Advanced Learners.
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