This book demonstrates a five-part framework for teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches who want to help their least engaged students become powerful readers. Merging theory and practice, the guide offers successful strategies to reach your "struggling" learners. The authors show how teachers can "turn-around" their instructional practice, beginning with reading materials, lessons, and activities matching their students' interests. Chapters include self-check exercises that will help teachers analyze their reading instruction, as well as specific advice for working with English Language Learners.
- Effective methods for differentiating reading instruction in Grades 2–5.
- Real-life classroom vignettes and examples of student work.
- Helpful teacher self-evaluation exercises.
- Strategies to use with English Language Learners.And much more!
"This is a masterwork that is simultaneously practical and groundbreaking. . . . The model these authors use to familiarize teachers with the essential elements of reading practice is clear and beautifully illustrated with stories of children you'll swear you know."
—From the Foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene, national staff developer
"This deeply intelligent and compassionate book provides teachers with detailed classroom scenarios and dozens of teaching tools for engaging all readers. The authors demonstrate how to help all students become motivated and powerful meaning-makers of a wide variety of texts."
—Katherine Bomer, Literacy Consultant, K–12