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Deepening Comprehension Q&A 2014

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Literacy leaders, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell discuss the important topic of deepening comprehension in
middle school students through a Q & A format. They address the importance of
• engagement through discussion and writing
• motivation from interesting content
• thinking in developing comprehension
Literal, inferential, and analytic levels of comprehension, test-taking, complex texts, and close reading are also
discussed. Additionally, the role of the F&P Text Level Gradient™ in guiding instructional planning and
practical classroom teaching tips are included.