Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers, K-6 / Edition 1

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Featuring today's most respected leaders in the field of reading interventions, this book examines what we have learned from the research to help struggling readers in grades K-6. Focusing on strategies that have been proven effective, the authors will help educators meet the demands placed on them to ensure that all students are making good progress toward becoming competent readers. Each chapter begins with a set of framing questions and ends with suggestions for action to foster discussion and help teachers translate research-based ideas into practice-perfect for teacher education courses and professional development workshops. This timely volume includes: An analysis of what is needed to help all students succeed in reading, especially struggling readers, students with special needs, and ELL students. Practices to foster young students' success in learning to decode. Instructional strategies to improve students' vocabulary and comprehension. School-wide practices to improve all students' reading in high-poverty, diverse schools.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807748213
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2007
  • Series: Language and Literacy Series , #89
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Understanding the Factors That Allegedly Contribute to Students' Reading Difficulties   James E. Ysseldyke   Barbara M. Taylor     1
Effective Practices to Foster Students' Success in Learning to Decode
One-to-One Reading Intervention in the Primary Grades: An Idea That Must Evolve to Survive   Darrell Morris     19
Embedded Mulitmedia: Using Video to Enhance Reading Outcomes in Success for All   Bette Chambers   Alan Cheung   Nancy A. Madden   Robert E. Slavin   Richard Gifford     37
Effective Instructional Strategies to Improve Students' Vocabulary
Conceptual and Empirical Bases for Providing Struggling Readers with Multifaceted and Long-Term Vocabulary Instruction   Michael F. Graves     55
Developing Vocabulary in English-Language Learners: A Review of the Experimental Research   Diane August   Catherine Snow     84
Effective Instruction to Develop Students' Comprehension
The Comprehension Conversation: Using Purposeful Discussion During Read-Alouds to Promote Student Comprehension and Vocabulary   Lana Edwards Santoro   Scott K. Baker   David J. Chard   Lisa Howard     109
Accelerating Expository Literacy in the Middle Grades: The ACCEL Project   Carol Sue Englert   Troy V. Mariage   CynthiaM. Okolo   Carrie Anna Courtad   Rebecca K. Shankland   Katheleen D. Moxley   Alison Billman   Nathan D. Jones     138
Effective Schoolwide Practices to Improve All Students' Reading
Multiple Tiers of Intervention: A Framework for Prevention and Identification of Students with Reading/Learning Disabilities   Sharon Vaughn   Jeanne Wanzek   Jack M. Fletcher     173
Toward the Development of a Nuanced Classroom Observational System for Studying Comprehension and Vocabulary Instruction   Russell Gersten   Joseph Dimino   Madhavi Jayanthi     196
Scaling Up a Reading Reform in High-Poverty Elementary Schools   Barbara M. Taylor   Debra S. Peterson   Monica Marx   Michelle Chein     216
Schoolwide Reading Improvement to Meet All Students' Needs Barbara M. Taylor   Debra Peterson     235
About the Editors and the Contributors     251
Index     261
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