Strategies That Work, 3/e

  • Title:Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding, Engagement, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8, 3/e
  • Author:Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis
  • Publication Date:June 2017
  • Grade Level:K-8
  • ISBN:9781625310637
  • Publisher:Stenhouse

In this new edition of their groundbreaking book Strategies That Work, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis share the work and thinking they’ve done since the second edition came out a decade ago and offer new perspectives on how to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers.

Thirty new lessons and new and revised chapters shine a light on children’s thinking, curiosity, and questions. Steph and Anne tackle close reading, close listening, text complexity, and critical thinking in a new chapter on building knowledge through thinking-intensive reading and learning. Other fully revised chapters focus on digital reading, strategies for integrating comprehension and technology, and comprehension across the curriculum.

The new edition is organized around three sections:

  • Part I provides readers with a solid introduction to reading comprehension instruction, including the principles that guide practice, suggestions for text selection, a review of recent research, that underlies comprehension instruction.
  • Part II contains lessons to put these principles into practice for all areas of reading comprehension.
  • Part III shows you how to integrate comprehension instruction across the curriculum and the school day, particularly in science and social studies.

Readers can access updated bibliographies online, including the popular "Great Books for Teaching Content."

Since the first publication of Strategies That Work, over a million teachers have benefited from Steph and Anne’s practical advice on creating classrooms that are incubators for deep thought. This third edition is a must-have resource for a generation of new teachers –and a welcome refresher for those with dog-eared copies of this timeless guide to teaching comprehension.


Author Bio

Anne Goudvis has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and university instructor. For the past fifteen years she has worked as a staff developer with the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition and currently does staff development in schools around the country. Recent interests include working in schools with culturally and linguistically diverse students and integrating reading comprehension instruction with content area topics in social studies and science.

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. After fifteen years of public school teaching, both in regular education and special education classrooms, Stephanie worked for twelve years as a staff developer for the Denver based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), a partnership of leaders from education and business, who support innovation in public schools.

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