Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension

A Guide for Educators

Kelly B. Cartwright
Foreword by Nell K. Duke

HardcoverPaperbacke-bookprint + e-book
July 13, 2015
ISBN 9781462521166
Price: $84.00
284 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
July 14, 2015
ISBN 9781462521142
Price: $34.00
284 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
July 10, 2015
ePub and PDF ?
Price: $34.00
284 Pages
print + e-book
Paperback + e-Book (ePub and PDF) ?
Price: $68.00 $37.40
284 Pages

A new edition will be published February 23, 2023.
The reproducible materials can be downloaded and printed in PDF format.
1. Executive Skills: What Are They, and Why Are They Important for Developing Thinking Readers?

2. Plans and Goals: Getting Ready to Read

3. Organization: Why Text and Reader Organization Matter

4. Cognitive Flexibility: Juggling Multiple Aspects of Reading

5. Working Memory: Holding and Linking Ideas in Mind While Reading

6. Inhibition and Impulse Control: Resisting Distractions to Support Comprehension

7. Social Understanding: The Importance of Mind Reading for Reading Comprehension

Epilogue: Linking the New with the Old: How Are Familiar Comprehension Skills and Strategies Related to Executive Skills?

Appendix A. Rubric for Assessing Executive Skills in Observations of Your Students’ Reading Behavior

Appendix B. List of Games Related to the Executive Skills Described in This Book


Children’s Literature Cited