Help for Struggling Readers: Strategies for Grades 3-8 / Edition 1

Help for Struggling Readers: Strategies for Grades 3-8 / Edition 1

by Michael C. McKenna
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572307609

ISBN-13: 9781572307605

Pub. Date: 04/17/2002

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This practical book presents an array of research-based instructional strategies for use with struggling readers in the upper-elementary and middle grades. It is filled with proven ideas for engaging students and developing the key components of successful reading: vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Each chapter reviews techniques for

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This practical book presents an array of research-based instructional strategies for use with struggling readers in the upper-elementary and middle grades. It is filled with proven ideas for engaging students and developing the key components of successful reading: vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Each chapter reviews techniques for working on specific skills, provides needed materials and teacher-friendly instructional tips, and lists suggestions for further reading. The book's utility is enhanced by its convenient 8 " x 11" format and numerous reproducible charts, graphic organizer templates, and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572307605
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/17/2002
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,383,238
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Understanding Struggling Readers
A Stage Perspective
Three Struggling Readers
Assessment and Instruction
Design of This Volume

Section 1. Decoding Strategies
Guiding Principles of Teaching Decoding
Phonics in the Upper Grades
Tape-Recorded Text
Electronic Books

Section 2. Fluency Strategies
Guiding Principles of Teaching Fluency
Effective Fluency Methods
Classwide Peer Tutoring
Self-Selected Reading

Section 3. Vocabulary Strategies
Guiding Principles of Teaching Vocabulary
Feature Analysis
Graphic Organizers Semantic Maps
Vocabulary Venns
Semantic Scales
List\n-Group\n-Label
Concept Sorts
Vocabulary Clusters
Silly Questions
Possible Sentences

Section 4. Comprehension Lesson Formats
Guiding Principles of Teaching Reading Comprehension
Directed Reading Activity
Directed Reading\n-Thinking Activity
K-W-L
Listen\n-Read\n-Discuss

Section 5. Questioning Strategies
Levels of Questions
Question\n-Answer Relationships
Between the Lines (Inferential Reproducibles)
Question Clusters
Reciprocal Questioning
Questioning the Author

Section 6. Other Comprehension Strategies
Specific Skill Approaches
Walk-Throughs
Think-Alouds
Imaging
Teaching with Analogies
Charting New Territory
Guiding Notes
Reading Guides
Anticipation Guides
Reciprocal Teaching
Guided Reading in Textual Settings
Summary Writing
Cloze Venns
Riddles
Puzzlers
20 More Ideas for Inferential Comprehension

Section 7. Suggested Professional Resources
Index

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