When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 / Edition 1by Kylene Beers, G. Kylene Beers
Pub. Date: 10/22/2002
For Kylene Beers, the question of what to do when kids can't read surfaced abruptly in 1979 when she began teaching. That year, she discovered that some of the students in her seventh-grade language arts classes could pronounce all the words, but couldn't make any sense of the text. Others couldn't even pronounce the words. And that was the year she met a boy
For Kylene Beers, the question of what to do when kids can't read surfaced abruptly in 1979 when she began teaching. That year, she discovered that some of the students in her seventh-grade language arts classes could pronounce all the words, but couldn't make any sense of the text. Others couldn't even pronounce the words. And that was the year she met a boy named George.
George couldn't read. When George's parents asked her to explain what their son's reading difficulties were and what she was going to do to help, Kylene, a secondary certified English teacher with no background in reading, realized she had little to offer the parents, even less to offer their son. That defining moment sent her on a twenty-three-year search for answers to that original question: how do we help middle and high schoolers who can't read?
Now in her critical and practical text When Kids Can't Read - What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12, Kylene shares what she has learned and shows teachers how to help struggling readers with
- word recognition
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- 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.79(d)
- Age Range:
- 11 - 17 Years
Table of ContentsA Defining Moment
Creating Independent Readers
Assessing Dependent Readers' Needs
Explicit Instruction in Comprehension
Helping Students Make Inferences
Frontloading Meaning: Pre-reading Activities
Constructing Meaning: During-Reading Activities
Extending Meaning: After-Reading Activities
Fluency and Automaticity
Creating the Confidence to Respond
Finding the Right Book
A Final Letter to George Appendixes
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