Gretchen Owocki

Author Bio

Gretchen Owocki is an associate professor of literacy and early childhood education at Saginaw Valley State University. She teaches courses in literacy, teacher research, and early childhood education. The material in this article is adapted from a chapter in her book) Comprehension: Strategic Instruction for K-3 Students, which is reviewed on page 90 in the Bookends section of this issue of the Reading Journal.


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