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Solving the Reading Riddle: The Librarian's Guide to Reading Instruction
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Solving the Reading Riddle: The Librarian's Guide to Reading Instruction

by Rita Soltan
 

This book explores what the past 75 years of reading instruction has meant to children, teachers, and parents, and how children's librarians and school media specialists are a crucial part of the developing philosophy and strategy.

• Presents an annotated list of teaching and reading instruction resources

• Includes a glossary of reading instruction

Overview

This book explores what the past 75 years of reading instruction has meant to children, teachers, and parents, and how children's librarians and school media specialists are a crucial part of the developing philosophy and strategy.

• Presents an annotated list of teaching and reading instruction resources

• Includes a glossary of reading instruction terminology

• An overall subject index and an index of children's books by category of reading instructional strategy

• Offers a brief history of reading instruction theories

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Very nicely organized and thoroughly 'user-friendly', Solving the Reading Riddle is an ideal Library Science curriculum textbook and a highly recommended addition to academic Library Science reference collections and professional reading lists." - Midwest Book Review

"Librarians have always promoted reading, usually emphasizing "good reads." In today's environment, librarians need to participate more centrally in reading instruction. Leveraging her reading and public librarian experience, author Soltan provides background information about reading instruction and suggests ways for librarians to get involved. Basically, she advocates a balanced reading-instruction approach of rich materials and reading skills (e.g., phonics, comprehension strategies, etc.). She describes a sampling of intervention programs and leveling processes. In her strongest chapter, Soltan suggests ways for librarians to serve as reading advocates and provides several lists of specialized children's books (e.g., pattern stories, graphic novels for struggling readers). She also describes ways to coach family reading activities and work with educators. The book … has some useful ideas, particularly for working with families." - Booklist Online

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591588443
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Rita Soltan is currently an independent library youth services consultant and reviews children's books for Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book Guide, and School Library Journal.

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