Struggling Readers

Struggling Readers

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This practical book focuses on three distinct types of struggling readers that teachers will instantly recognize from their own classrooms--the Catch-On Reader, the Catch-Up Reader, and the Stalled Reader. Detailed case studies bring to life the specific problems these students are likely to face and illustrate research-based instructional strategies that can help get learning back on track. The book also illuminates the causes and consequences of literacy difficulties, giving K-6 teachers a better understanding of how to meet the needs of each child. A comprehensive appendix provides dozens of informal assessment devices, ready to photocopy and use. Other user-friendly features include annotated bibliographies of key research, descriptions of commercial materials and curricula designed for each type of learner, and information on technology resources. Photocopy Rights: The Publisher grants individual book purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce selected materials in this book for professional use. For details and limitations, see copyright page. Key Features: * Struggling readers are a major focus of current teaching and legislation. * Extended case studies provide realistic instructional examples. * Research base evident throughout. * Covers the causes and consequences of reading difficulties as well as how to help.Assessment and Instruction in Grades K-6 Ernest Balajthy, Sally Lipa-Wade ... Understanding that print contains a message is a third basic concept necessary for literacy acquisition a€” one that is often unclear even to first graders. ... Then, while reading, ask the child to visualize the scenes and retell the story. ... Be sure the story is short and does not contain too many details or complex sequencing.

Title:Struggling Readers
Author:Ernest Balajthy, Sally Lipa-Wade
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2003


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