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Effective Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties: The Reading Teacher's Sourcebook
     

Effective Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties: The Reading Teacher's Sourcebook

by Carolyn A. Denton, Sharon Vaughn, Jade Wexler, Deanna Bryan, Deborah Reed
 

Reading problems don't disappear when students enter middle school-recent studies show that nearly a quarter of today's eighth graders aren't able to read at a basic level.* This book arms language arts teachers with the lessons, strategies, and foundational knowledge they need to resolve older students' reading difficulties and increase their chances for academic

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Reading problems don't disappear when students enter middle school-recent studies show that nearly a quarter of today's eighth graders aren't able to read at a basic level.* This book arms language arts teachers with the lessons, strategies, and foundational knowledge they need to resolve older students' reading difficulties and increase their chances for academic success. Ideal for use with struggling readers in Grades 6-8, this book clearly lays out the fundamentals of effective teaching for adolescents with reading difficulties. Teachers will discover how to select and administer assessments for comprehension, fluency, and word recognition use assessment results to plan individualized instruction apply research-supported instructional practices develop flexible grouping systems so students get the targeted instruction they need set manageable short-term learning goals with students keep the pacing of instruction quick and energetic so students stay engaged give appropriate positive and corrective feedback monitor student progress over time promote generalization of new reading skills provide effective interventions within a school-wide Response to Intervention framework To help teachers incorporate evidence-based practices into their classroom instruction, they'll get more than 20 complete, step-by- step sample lessons for strengthening adolescents' reading skills. Easy to adapt for use across any curriculum, the sample lessons provide explicit models of successful instruction, with suggested teacher scripts, checklists for planning instruction, key terms and objectives, strategies for guided and independent practice, tips on promoting generalization, and more. With this practical guide to high-quality instruction, middle school teachers will help struggling readers develop the skills they need to master complex academic content and succeed inside and outside the classroom. With 20+ step-by-step sample lessons that improve Fl

Editorial Reviews

Joan Sedita

"A great sourcebook that provides detailed sample lessons that can be used immediately to teach research-based reading strategies across several tiers of instruction."
Professor and Director of the NICHD-funded Center for OWLs - Virginia W Berninger
"A practical, evidence-based way to bring out improved student learning outcomes . . . should be required reading in all preservice and inservice teacher education programs. -Virginia W. Berninger, Professor and Director of the NICHD-funded Center for OWLs"
Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, The Pennsylvania State University - Linda H. Mason
"This timely evidence-based book will be a valuable resource for middle schools striving to meet reading standards."
Professor Special Education University of Nebraska - Robert Reid
"An outstanding book that every reading teacher should have . . . written in an approachable manner and chock full of practical tips and critical information."
University of Nebraska - Omaha - Jessica L. Hagaman
"An outstanding resource for both preservice and practicing middle school teachers . . . provides user-friendly, research-based information on assessment, progress monitoring, and instructional grouping to support students with reading difficulties."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598572438
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/07/2012
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,325,281
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D., H.E. Hartfelder/Southland Corp. Regents Chair in Human Development and Executive Director, The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at Austin, Sanchez Building, 1912 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78712

Sharon Vaughn is the executive director of The Meadows Center, an organized research unit at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the recipient of the American Education Research Association Special Interest Group Distinguished Researcher Award, the International Reading Association Albert J. Harris Award, the University of Texas Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Jeannette E. Fleischner Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Learning Disabilities from the Council for Exceptional Children. She is the author of more than 35 books and 250 research articles. Vaughn is currently the principal investigator on several research grants from the Institute for Education Sciences, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S. Department of Education.

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