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In this updated, revised, and expanded second edition of her bestselling book Small-Group Reading Instruction, author Beverly Tyner presents the Small-Group Differentiated Teaching Model, a classroom-tested and research-based model that provides effective reading instruction to meet the needs of each classroom's broad range of learners. As with the first edition, easy-to-use lesson plans and activities support the five stages of reading-emergent, beginning, fledgling, transitional, and independent-and the accompanying CD features a wide assortment of materials that will help you implement the lessons. While the basic foundations of the model are still in place, Tyner provides
Revised lesson plans that include more hands-on student involvement
Additional assessments to monitor students' progress
A chapter dedicated to the topic of effectively engaging the other students in independent activities as they relate to the stages of reading development
A scope and sequence for word study for each stage of reader
And much more! Although intended for primary-grade teachers and reading specialists, the book also offers a solid basis for teacher training and reading intervention programs.
About the Author vii
Chapter 1 Beginning Reading Instruction and the Small-Group Differentiated Reading Model 1
Chapter 2 Instructional Strategies and Activities in the Small-Group Differentiated Reading Model 26
Chapter 3 Planning for Instruction and Assessing Student Progress in the Small-Group Differentiated Reading Model 40
Chapter 4 Stage 1: Emergent Reader 61
Chapter 5 Stage 2: Beginning Reader 79
Chapter 6 Stage 3: Fledgling Reader 96
Chapter 7 Stage 4: Transitional Reader 112
Chapter 8 Stage 5: Independent Reader 130
Chapter 9 Engaging and Managing the Rest of the Class During Small-Group Reading Instruction 144
Conclusion: Building a Framework for Early Reading Success 159
Posted March 30, 2010
Beverly Tyner's book, "Small-Group Reading Instruction: A Differentiated Teaching Model for Beginning and Struggling Readers" is a wonderful reference book for teachers. It is full of suggestions and research based ideas for teaching reading. I bought it as a reference guide for my Master's paper and have decided that the information is so worthwhile that I am going to recommend it to my principal for the Professional Development Library at my school. The book also comes with a CD that has assessment, word study, and additional instructional materials on it. If you teach reading and are interested in differentiated instruction for your students, this is a great addition to your collection of teaching manuals!
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Posted March 7, 2013
I'm a first year teacher and love this book!!! I am teaching first grade and only wish that I had found it earlier in the school year. It's the next best thing to having an experienced teacher in the room with you. I'd recommend it to anyone!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.