—Rachel Billmeyer, Educational Consultant
Author, Capturing ALL of the Reader Through the Reading Assessment System
"The authors bring together the latest research on many current topics and offer practical strategies that can be readily implemented in the classroom. Practitioners will be thrilled with the clarity and the significance of the examples presented."
—Anne Grall Reichel
North Cook Intermediate Service Center
Des Plaines, IL
"Many secondary teachers do not know how to help students improve their reading skills. This book will definitely help!"
—Margo Marvin, Director of Curriculum and Technology
Windsor Locks Public Schools, CT
"This is the best synthesis of reading strategies that I've seen! I will definitely
use this book."
—Jeanelle Bland, Professor of Education
Eastern Connecticut State University
Empower your students with A+ reading skills and watch achievement soar!
Students' mastery of subject matter rests heavily upon their ability to read proficiently. Likewise, a teacher's capacity to cover all the material in a course and cultivate successful learners depends largely on the students' reading skills, as these skills are inextricably linked to problem solving, critical thinking, writing, researching, organizing ideas, reasoning, and creativity.
Through specific examples, real-life scenarios, diagrams, and detailed guidelines, this book vividly conveys the most fundamental and effective means to boost student learning and teacher performance. The wealth of easy-to-use strategies and the authors' warm and encouraging tone further enhance the easy integration of the valuable information provided.
Key features include:
- Exploration of the seven core reading challenges—and corresponding strategies for success
- Tips for tailoring each strategy to distinct disciplines, from science and mathematics to English and social studies
- A "Strategies for Struggling Readers" section in each chapter that highlights ways to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities and other special needs
- Practical applications that implement and reinforce research findings, including the five common characteristics of successful readers
Expressly designed for the secondary teacher, the down-to-earth approach and proven methods outlined can have a significant and far-reaching positive impact in any school, turning even average or below-average students into high-achieving, thoughtful readers.