Teaching Struggling and at-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach / Edition 1

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Teaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach is designed to provide specific information to assist educators in being effective teachers of reading with all of their students.

This three-part book provides information on incorporating instructional design and delivery principles into daily instruction for students at the beginning and primary stages of reading. It discusses:

  • Structuring initial teaching procedures so teaching presentations are clear and foster a high degree of interaction between teachers and students.
  • Using language and demonstration techniques that can be understood by all students.
  • Sequencing the instruction of reading content to ensure essential skills and knowledge are taught in an aligned and coherent manner.
  • Using techniques that provide adequate practice and review for students in developing high levels of fluency and accuracy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131707320
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 461,380
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations

Chapter 1: Overview of Struggling Readers and At-risk students

Chapter 2: Instructional Materials: Essential Features of Effective Reading Programs

Chapter 3: Explicit and Systematic Instructional Design

Chapter 4: Explicit and Systematic Lesson Presentation Techniques

Part 2: Instruction

Chapter 5: Phonemic and Phonological Awareness

Chapter 6: Overview of Phonics Instruction

Chapter 7: Letter-Sound Correspondence - Beginning Stage

Chapter 8: Letter-Sound Correspondence - Primary Stage

Chapter 9: Word Reading- Beginning Stage

Chapter 10: Phonics and Word Attack During Primary Stage

Chapter 11: Overview of Fluency

Chapter 12: Passage Reading During the Beginning Reading Stage

Chapter 13: Story Reading and Fluency Development— Primary Stage

Chapter 14: Overview of Vocabulary Instruction

Chapter 15: Vocabulary Instruction During the Beginning Stage

Chapter 16: Vocabulary Instruction During Primary Stage

Chapter 17: Overview of Reading Comprehension Instruction

Chapter 18: Beginning Comprehension Instruction

Chapter 19: Comprehension Instruction for Primary Level

PART 3: Organizing the Classroom and School for Reading Instruction

Chapter 20: Overview

Chapter 21: Classroom Instruction in Kindergarten

Chapter 22: Classroom Instruction in First Grade

Chapter 23: Classroom Instruction in Second and Third Grade

Appendix A: Word Lists

Appendix B: Oral Language Screening Test and Record Form

Appendix C: Beginning Phonics Assessment

Appendix D: Primary Phonics Assessment



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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Special Education

    This book is definitely for professionals and perhaps mainly those who are more interested in the technical side of instruction. It has useful information and techniques for teaching struggling readers, however the format and voice is not very engaging and can lean towards the dry side. My Special Education reading instructor is not overly impressed with the information either and she is very knowledgeable and stays up-to-date on the best teaching practices and research available.
    For a more hands on, daily instruction for struggling readers approach, a more teacher friendly book would be a much better purchase. The Daily 5 is a great book for practical advice about making your classroom a literacy friendly environment.

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