When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 / Edition 1

When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 / Edition 1

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by Kylene Beers, G. Kylene Beers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0867095199

ISBN-13: 9780867095197

Pub. Date: 10/22/2002

Publisher: Heinemann

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

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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

  • comprehension
  • vocabulary
  • fluency
  • word recognition
  • motivation
Here, Kylene offers teachers the comprehensive handbook they've needed to help readers improve their skills, their attitudes, and their confidence. Filled with student transcripts, detailed strategies, reproducible material, and extensive booklists, this much-anticipated guide to teaching reading both instructs and inspires.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867095197
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
10/22/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
88,629
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

A 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

Vocabulary

Fluency and Automaticity

Word Recognition

Spelling

Creating the Confidence to Respond

Finding the Right Book

A Final Letter to George Appendixes

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When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has so many great ideas for English teachers to use in their classrooms. I'm not a big fan of professional books, but I really liked this one. It was honest and straight to-the-point. There was also clear reasoning behind every suggestion the book made. I feel as though I could run a good classroom based on this book alone.
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ChiquisPD More than 1 year ago
Insightful writing on how teachers should rethink their teaching to upgrade literacy in this country. Essential for parents and new teachers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has definitely changed my thinking about the teaching of reading. I have read other books which began a process of change for me but this book crystallized my thinking. I finally get it and I hope to make a difference for every student.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most practical application of research into reading I have ever seen. It helps you understand the difficulties students are having and gives you specific techniques and lesson ideas to help them confront those difficulties.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has completely revolutionized the way that I teach my kids! This is a fantastic book!