When Readers Struggle

When Readers Struggle : Teaching That Works

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When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works is a comprehensive resource on struggling readers. It's filled with specific teaching ideas for helping children in kindergarten through Grade 3 who are having difficulty in reading and writing.

We want these young students to think and behave like effective readers who not only solve words skillfully but comprehend deeply and read fluently. To achieve our goal, we need to place them in situations in which they can succeed and then provide powerful teaching. Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas offer numerous examples and descriptions of instruction that can help initially struggling readers become strategic readers. When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works focuses on small-group intervention and individual interactions during reading and writing. Pinnell and Fountas also illustrate how to closely observe readers to make the best possible teaching decisions for them as well as how to support struggling readers in whole-class settings.

Find immediately usable answers to your questions about struggling readers from educators you trust. Read Pinnell and Fountas's When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works and find teaching that works for struggling readers.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 577 pages
  • 213.36 x 279.4 x 33.02mm | 1,905.08g
  • Heinemann Educational Books,U.S.
  • Portsmouth, United States
  • English
  • Figures
  • 032501826X
  • 9780325018263
  • 97,863

Table of contents

SECTION 1: When Readers Struggle
A Comprehensive Approach to Literacy Success
Effective Readers: What Do They Do?
Going Off Track: Why and How?
Reading Behaviour: What Does It Tell Us?
Change Over Time: Processing Systems in the Making
Text Matters: A Ladder to Success
SECTION 2: Language Systems and Literacy Learning
Language Matters: Talking, Reading, and Writing
Words Matter: Building Power in Vocabulary
The Phonological Base for Learning to Read and Write
SECTION 3: Learning Written Language Systems
Learning About Print: Early Reading Behaviours
Learning to Solve Words: Effective and Efficient Phonics
Building and Using a Repertoire of Words
SECTION 4: Teaching that Works
Extending Reading Power Through Writing
Teaching for Problem Solving while Processing Texts: Early Reading Behaviour and Searching for Information
Teaching for Independence in Processing Texts: Solving Words and Monitoring and Correcting Behaviours
Teaching for Fluency in Processing Texts
Teaching for Comprehending: Thinking Before, During, and After Reading
Working Successfully with English Language Learners
Engaging Readers' Attention and Memory in Successful Learning
Keys to Effective Intervention: Success for All Children
Appendix A: Ways of Thinking About Text Reading: Observing for Evidence
Appendix B: Guide for Observing and Noting Reading Behaviours
Appendix c: Coding and Scoring Errors at-a-Glance
Appendix D: Verbal Path
Appendix E: Text Gradient
Appendix G: Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Recognition Sheets
Appendix H: High-Frequency Word Lists
Appendix I: Alphabet Linking Chart
Appendix J: Consonant Cluster Linking Chart
Levelled Literacy Intervention Children's Book References
Professional References
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