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That's a GREAT Answer! [Paperback]

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The ability to comprehend and to respond meaningfully to text is a skill students use every day not just on test day. How can teachers get great answers to open-ended comprehension questions from the students who need help the most K-3 students, struggling older readers, and English language learners? Nancy Boyles supplies the solution in That s a GREAT Answer. She begins by discussing the foundations of a great answer great objectives, books, instruction, and discussions and adds valuable guidance on assessment. Her ready-to-go student scaffolds then break down the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) objectives into forty specific, measurable, open-ended comprehension questions that can be correlated with the literacy objectives of any state curriculum. Each open-ended question includes: teaching tips; a bibliography of fiction and nonfiction picture books aligned with the question; a worksheet template with the reading strategy (finding the best evidence in the text) and the writing strategy (what criteria produces a quality response); and an answer frame scaffold for initial response practice. The included CD allows you to adapt and print the scaffolds, and an extensive master bibliography organized alphabetically saves you time by matching key fiction and nonfiction literature models with appropriate comprehension questions. This book offers teachers the support they need to empower their students. It s the complete, great answer!

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 20, 2007
Publisher   Maupin House Publishing
ISBN  1934338125  
ISBN13  9781934338124  

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More About Nancy N. Boyles

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! A former classroom teacher and professor of reading, Nancy Boyles is a literacy consultant, who provides workshops, model lessons, and curriculum support to districts and organizations nationally, regionally, and locally. Over the course of her career she has received numerous awards, including New England Reading Association s Outstanding Literacy Leader Award and Connecticut Reading Association s Celebrate Literacy Award for exemplary service.

Nancy N. Boyles was born in 1948 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Southern Connecticut State University.

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Excellent Resource for All Primary Teachers!   Jan 19, 2008
That's A Great Answer is an excellent resource for primary grade teachers! Not only does Dr. Boyles' work help teachers introduce ways to respond to open ended questions but provides teachers with literacy objectives, great books and lesson examples. The teaching tips offer step by step examples of how to address each literacy objective for open response questions. In addition, the templates specify reading and writing strategies on how students may begin the process of writing their answers. Thanks to Dr. Boyles, the students in my classroom along with many others are moving towards producing high quality responses to open-ended questions and most importantly "learning to respond meaningfully!" All primary grade teachers especially in CT who are interested in improving their students' oral or written response to text must have this book!
Great book for CT teachers preparing their students for the CMTs  Jan 3, 2008
Great book for CT teachers preparing their students for the CMTs. Nancy provides frameworks for students to use when writing responses to various open ended questions. This book is a great resouce and investment.
Great Resource!  Dec 30, 2007
This book is an excellent resource for all K-3 teachers. The teaching tips and answer frames provide the necessary scaffolds for all children to achieve success when answering open-ended comprehension questions. As always, Nancy provides teachers with book suggestions that pair perfectly with each objective. A must have!

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