The Ultimate Guided Reading How-To Book: Building Literacy Through Small-Group Instruction / Edition 2

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With strategies for use before, during, and after reading, this resource shows how to develop successful readers through step-by-step, small-group reading instruction.

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Editorial Reviews

Deb Bible
"Blends theory, research, and practical application for first-year teachers or those new to the guided reading concept.”
Patti Ulshafer
"A solid resource to help teachers understand the basic foundation for literacy development through guided reading in the primary grades.”
Mary Ann Poparad
“With increasing demands for differentiated instruction, this resource provides reading teachers with a practical guide to precision in teaching. Looking forward from her most recent practice with children and their teachers, the author provides an easy-to-follow guide that reinforces the need for teachers to monitor their own progress in adjusting degrees of difficulty so that all learners advance through a balance of instructional challenges and supports."
Barbara Burns-Lacey
"What a resource! It is a reading specialist’s dream to use with when working with teachers. Thank you, Gail, for sharing all of your expertise! You make learning to teach reading so doable and enjoyable!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412970563
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 990,115
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Saunders-Smith is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery® Teacher Leader and served as Reading/ Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC. Currently, Gail is an assistant professor in the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She has presented across the United States and Canada and written several books and articles on all aspects of literacy development. Gail holds a BS and MA in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a MS in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail has written fifty-five books for children, has written widely on literacy instruction, and serves as consulting editor at Red Brick Learning. Her professional books, "The Ultimate Guided Reading How-To Book," and, "The Ultimate Small Group Reading How-To Book," are available from Corwin Press. A third book will be published in the spring of 2009. Gail has visited schools in Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, and Russia. She is a reader, writer, student, and teacher.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
About the Author
Part I. Foundations
1. How Learning Happens
2. The Continuum of Development
3. The Reading Process
Part II. Techniques
4. Teacher Talk
5. Grouping Schemes
6. Analyzing Texts
Part III. Putting It All Together
7. Before Guided Reading
8. Guided Reading
9. After Guided Reading
Resource List

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