Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons: A Successful Reading-Fluency Program Parents and Teachers Can Use to Dramatically Improve Reading Skills and Scores [NOOK Book]

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How Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons Turn Struggling Readers into Happy Readers — For Grades 2–5.

Many struggling readers are embarrassed to read aloud. They are often intimidated or bored by texts that conventional programs require them to practice. So, instead of catching up, they fall further behind. Currently 67% of American fourth graders can’t read grade-level text. Reading specialist Amy Buswell has spent eight years looking for ...
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Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons: A Successful Reading-Fluency Program Parents and Teachers Can Use to Dramatically Improve Reading Skills and Scores

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Overview

How Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons Turn Struggling Readers into Happy Readers — For Grades 2–5.

Many struggling readers are embarrassed to read aloud. They are often intimidated or bored by texts that conventional programs require them to practice. So, instead of catching up, they fall further behind. Currently 67% of American fourth graders can’t read grade-level text. Reading specialist Amy Buswell has spent eight years looking for remediation methods that work. “What is needed,” Buswell explains, “is a program that improves the motivation of struggling readers, because that accounts for 90% of the problem.” Four years ago, Buswell came up with a brainstorm. She knew her best readers enjoyed reading Bruce Lansky’s poetry books for pleasure. The more poems they read, the better their reading got. Why not use Lansky’s kid-tested poems as texts struggling readers could practice on to improve their reading—using six research-based strategies: choral reading, echo reading, paired reading, repeated reading, sustained silent reading and “say it like the character” reading. — This book is the result of that brainstorm and the resulting collaboration between Buswell and Lansky. It gives teachers and parents everything they need to help children improve their reading: -35 kid-tested poems by Bruce Lansky -35 customized reading lessons by Amy Buswell -35 off-the-wall illustrations by Stephen Carpenter -35 sets of zany performance tips by Bruce Lansky …all of which is designed to make the process of reading improvement more like fun than work. — What Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky have created is the most entertaining fluency intervention ever. That’s why it is so successful at overcoming negative attitudes to improve reading skills and scores. Ninety-five percent of participating students made significant improvement in their fluency (reading rate). And average reading scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for Buswell’s school raised her school’s rating to an A for the first time. In 2011, Buswell’s school achieved one of the highest-percentage reading gains in the county. — There’s no reason parents can’t get in on the fun, too. Parents will enjoy Lansky’s funny poems and Stephen Carpenter’s delightful illustrations as much as their children. By reading the poems with their children and encouraging their children to try some of Lansky’s entertaining performance tips (by adding gestures, sound effects, props and finding additional readers: be they friends, family or neighbors), they can dramatically speed up their child’s reading progress (and have lots of fun in the process.)
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Editorial Reviews

Penny Warner
My preschool-age grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed ‘reading’ the book! And I enjoyed hearing them each tell the story in their own words.
Nancy Kerr
Wow, I’m smiling from ear to ear! I never knew wordless picture books could be so engaging!
Terry Doherty
Fans of P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? and Hug by Jez Alborough will adore Early Birdy Gets the Worm.
Danny Brassel
You’ll love sharing this book with your preschooler. Because the story is told in pictures, reading it together is a lot more fun than you ever imagined.
Chase Young
Bruce Lansky’s wordless picture book is a smart way to prepare children for reading. It can help build their capacity for reading comprehension before they tackle phonics and try to read words.
Tim Rasinski
“The fluency gains these engaging reading lessons have produced are outstanding.”
Chase Young PhD
“It’s not surprising that the most entertaining remedial reading program would motivate students to read better.”
Loraine Sansbury
“What an amazing fluency program! My students were excited to start these lessons. But I was shocked by how quickly m students’ reading improved. As soon as they realized they were starting to improve—that motivated them to improve even more.”
Kim Fawcett
“Within a week of starting this intervention, one of my most challenging students went from an ‘I hate reading’ attitude to saying, ‘Can I read this poem to you?’ It was amazing.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476742939
  • Publisher: Meadowbrook
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 57,093
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Bruce Lansky
Amy Buswell is a reading specialist who teaches in West Palm Beach, FL. Her entertaining “reading lessons” have dramatically raised the reading skills and scores of the students who attended schools at which she has taught. — Bruce Lansky has written and edited 18 books of humorous poetry for children, which have sold more than 3.5 million copies. Lansky has visited more than 600 schools, and he also created the popular Giggle Poetry website. — Stephen Carpenter is the illustrator who has helped 16 “Giggle Poetry” books come alive with hilarious illustrations. He lives just outside Kansas City with his wife, Becki, and their sheepdog, Lulu.
Bruce Lansky has edited a number of poetry anthologies (including Rolling in the Aisles, Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, If Kids Ruled the School, A Bad Case of the Giggles, Miles of Smiles, and No More Homework! No More Tests!), and 3 silly songbook anthologies. Lansky created the popular GigglePoetry.com website for children and the PoetryTeachers.com website for teachers. He also created the Girls to the Rescue series, the New Fangled Fairy Tales series, and the Can You Solve the Mysteries series.
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