It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children.
7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers—those who aren't already using this valuable program—practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use:
• Connecting reading to their background knowledge
• Creating sensory images
• Asking questions
• Drawing inferences
• Determining what's important
• Synthesizing ideas
• Solving problems
Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure.
About the Author
Susan Zimmermann lives in Colorado with her husband and four children. She is the author of "Writing to Heal the Soul" and a coauthor of "The 7 Keys to Comprehension" and "The Mosaic of Thought,"
Chryse Hutchins is a consultant working with educators across the country, speaking at conferences, providing reading and writing demonstration lessons, facilitating school-wide comprehension implementation plans, and presenting at parent nights. She enjoys her role as teacher coach and cheerleader, often successfully nagging outstanding teachers to write about their extraordinary instructional practices. Chryse has been a classroom teacher, a staff developer with the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition, and an adjunct professor of literacy at the University of Denver. She treasures moments spent reading with her granddaughter, Lila, as they together bring to life the strategies outlined in her co-authored book, 7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!