Authors: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D.
Product Code: 7240
ISBN: 9781618217240
Pages: 170
Availability: In stock.

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 William & Mary. Students in grades K–1 will learn to comprehend and analyze any reading passage after completing the activities in Jacob's Ladder, Grades K–1 (2nd ed.).

Geared for students in grades K–1, this book, a revision of the Primary Level 1 book, includes stories and ladder tasks carefully selected for young children to develop oral communication and listening skills in addition to the other ladder goals. This book provides stories focused on picture analysis, read alouds, classics, and original works.

Optional Student Workbook Packs

In addition to this teacher's guide, companion student workbooks are available for the poetry readings, the first section of short story readings, and the second section short story readings. The student workbooks, exclusively available directly from Prufrock Press, feature more space for student responses and make checking and providing feedback on student work easier than ever.

Learn more about the Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program.

Grades K–1

Webinar on Jacob’s Ladder Advanced Reading Curriculum

Jacob’s Ladder Webinar from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.


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Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - March 16, 2018
Highly recommended for school district in service teacher training programs, as well as college and university library Teacher Education instructional reference collections.

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