Reading for Academic Success: Powerful Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers, Grades 7-12 / Edition 1

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Overview

Through specific examples, real-life scenarios, and diagrams, this book vividly conveys the most fundamental and effective tactics for boosting reading proficiency while enhancing student and teacher performance.

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Editorial Reviews

Anne Grall Reichel
"The authors bring together the latest research on many current topics and offer practical strategies that can be readily implemented in the classroom. Practitioners will be thrilled with the clarity and the significance of the examples presented."
Margo Marvin
"Many secondary teachers do not know how to help students improve their reading skills. This book will definitely help!"
Jeanelle Bland
"This is the best synthesis of reading strategies that I’ve seen! I will definitely use this book."
Rachel Billmeyer
"Not just for reading teachers, this book is ideal for all secondary content areas. Each chapter includes a wealth of resources including powerful reading strategies, vivid classroom examples, and 'Strategies for Struggling Readers' sections to help close the achievement gap between proficient and at-risk students. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761978343
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard W. Strong was vice president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press. A former teacher on the elementary and secondary levels, he served as a trainer/consultantto hundreds ofschool districts, teacher and professional organizations, and state departments of education. In addition, hewas a leader in the movement for authentic assessment.As cofounder of the Institute for Community and Difference, Richard studied democratic teaching practices in public and private schools for more than ten years. A former district-level coordinator for gifted and talented education, Richard wroteand developed numerousbooks and products for educators.

Harvey F.Silver, president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press, was named one of the 100 most influential teachers in the country. He has conducted numerous workshops for school districts and state education departments throughout the United States. He was the principal consultant for the Georgia Critical Thinking Skills Program and the Kentucky Thoughtful Education Teacher Leadership Program. Silver is the author of several educational bestsellers, including So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences and Teaching Styles and Strategies, both published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Design. With Richard Strong, Silver developed The Thoughtful Classroom—a renowned professional development program based on the commitment to “make students as important as standards.”

Matthew J. Perini, director of publishing at Silver Strong & Associates, has authored curriculum guides, articles, and research studies on a wide range of topics, including learning styles, multiple intelligences, and effective teaching practices. Strong, Silver, and Perini have recently collaborated on Discovering Nonfiction: 25 Powerful Teaching Strategies, Grades 2-6; So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences; and Teaching What Matters Most: Standards and Strat­egies for Raising Student Achievement.

Gregory M. Tuculescu is a writer, editor, and researcher for Silver Strong & Associates who has coauthored several books in The Teaching Strategies Library.He has also authored several curriculum guides, including A Thinker’s Guide to Ancient Egypt.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The A+ Reader
About the Authors
1 The Challenge of Textbook Reading 1
2 Becoming a Thoughtful Note Maker 37
3 Managing and Mastering Vocabulary 62
4 Reading Beyond the Information Given: Thinking and Reading in the Content Areas 81
5 Turning Questions Into Quests 110
6 The Reading-Writing Connection 134
7 Reading Styles: The Key to Reading Success 155
References 173
Index 179
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