Strategies for Struggling Readers and Writers

Strategies for Struggling Readers and Writers

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For undergraduate/graduate courses in Reading Methods, and Reading/Literacy Tutoring. This text provides a solid pool of ideas gathered to offer a wide range of strategies that effectively assist struggling readers and writers. Unique to this text is the way it begins with assessment tools encouraging teachers to identify how and why students are struggling with literacy tasks and then offers a variety of effective intervention strategies to help teachers help students in word identification, comprehension, and fluency, and motivation. Each strategy is formatted consistently with step-by-step directions that detail how it should be implemented.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 213.36 x 269.24 x 7.62mm | 317.51g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0131181777
  • 9780131181779

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"Strategies for Struggling Readers amd Writers" offers vital research-based strategies for use in assisting struggling readers and writers in elementary and middle school. New to this edition are strategies specifically created for students whose first language is not English. This edition also offers the foundation of observational assessment and includes student interviews that you will find engaging. Writing tips are introduced as a critical part of each strategy to serve as an aid to help struggling students see the literacy link between reading and writing. This dynamic new edition is a must-have for all language arts classroom teachers, reading specialists, and teachers of English as a second language.show more

About Dorothy Kulesza

Maria J. Meyerson, Ph.D., is a professor of literacy education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). With more than 25 years in education, Meyerson is a former remedial reading teacher for the Buffalo Public Schools and the Clark County School District. She served as the director of the Literacy Development Center at UNLV for 10 years, working with children, preservice teachers, and master and doctoral students. She continues to work with the Paradise Professional Development School as well as other schools in the Las Vegas area. Dorothy L. Kulesza, Ed.D., is called "Dottie" by all who know her. She completed her doctorate in 2001. Dottie was a classroom teacher and literacy specialist at the Paradise Professional Development School. After two years as a visiting professor at UNLV, she was a Humanities teachers with the Clark County School District as well as a part-time literacy instructor. Dottie recently accepted a position as Assistant Principal at Goolsby Elementary School and Christensen Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada.show more

Table of contents

Preface About the Authors Part I The Importance of Assessment Observing Students in Action Making Instructional Decisions Part II When Struggling Readers and Writers Need to Improve Interest, Attitude, and Motivation The Goldilocks Plan Talk, Talk, Talk Book Stacking Literacy and Computers Other Media Assessing Interest, Attitude, and Motivation Part III When Struggling Readers and Writers Need to Improve Word Recognition Language Experience Approach Reading the Environment Decoding by Analogy Sight Word Development - Semantic Organizers Sight Word Development - Cloze Activities Vocabulary Development - Multiple-Meaning Working with Middle School Student to Improve Word Recognition: Word Forms Assessing Word Recognition Part IV When Struggling Readers and Writers Need to Improve Fluency Repeated Reading Readers' Theater Choral Reading Listening to Text Working with Middle School Students to Improve Fluency: Connecting Reading to Note-Taking Part V When Struggling Readers and Writers Need to Improve Comprehension Retelling Breaking Down the Text Understanding Text Structure Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction Reading Pictures Prediction Webs and Charts Where's the Question Working with Middle School Students to Improve Comprehension: Concept Maps Assessing Comprehension Appendix Additional Forms May Be Reproduced for Classroom Use Form 1A Observation Form Form 1B The Literacy Interview Form 2A-D The Golilocks Plan Form 3 Biography Interview Questionnaire Form 4 Repeated Reading Graph Form 5 Listening Center Activities Form 6 Prediction Web Template Form 7 Story Retelling Assessmentshow more

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