Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension (2nd edition)
This pioneering book is now in a revised and expanded second edition featuring the latest neuroscientific knowledge and instructional strategies. Kelly B. Cartwright provides a teacher-friendly explanation of executive skills—such as planning, organization, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control—and their role in reading comprehension. Detailed examples illustrate how each skill is deployed by strong comprehenders and ways to tailor instruction for students who are struggling. The companion website features reproducible planning and assessment forms from the book as well as supplemental card sorts to teach and assess cognitive flexibility, all ready to download and print in a convenient 8½“ x 11” size.
“I am so grateful to Kelly for bringing together so much important research and communicating it so effectively. Kelly puts readers of this book on the cutting edge of reading comprehension instruction for a significant and underserved population of students. Thank you, Kelly, and thank you to everyone who reads this book and works to bring all readers to deep comprehension.”
--Nell K. Duke, EdD
University of Michigan