Catch a Falling Reader

Catch a Falling Reader

by Connie R Hebert

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Overview

Well-known consultant and trainer Connie R. Hebert offers reader-friendly, research-based strategies that can open up academic and social opportunities for youngsters by catching reading and writing inadequacies before bad habits and low self-esteem develop. The second edition illustrates how to: Stimulate students' interest in reading through innovative teaching techniques, Promote healthy reading habits through repetition and modeling, Break the cycle of poor reading habits by identifying common mistakes of young readers, Foster well-adjusted, social individuals through increased fluency and positive reinforcement. Catch a Falling Reader, Second Edition inspires teachers and coaches as they strive to improve the confidence and performance of struggling readers in kindergarten and the primary grades.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420801248
Publisher: Author Solutions Inc
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

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Dr. Connie R. Hebert is a nationally acclaimed teacher of teachers, published author, & motivational literacy speaker. She is dedicated to motivating, teaching, and inspiring educators about literacy, around the world. Experience in the field includes Reading Program Professor, Director of Reading, elementary school teacher in 7 school districts, Reading Recovery™ specialist, elementary music teacher, and national consultant. She is the author of Catch a Falling Reader, Catch a Falling Teacher, and her latest book, Catch a Falling Writer (Corwin Press). She is a senior national consultant for SDE (Staff Development for Educators) and served 3 years as a literacy consultant for Macmillan/Mc Graw-Hill's Treasures program. Dr. Hebert is currently a reading program professor for NSU. She has presented keynote addresses and seminars for teachers in 47 states and at numerous IRA national, state, and European reading conferences.

For more information about Dr. Hebert's work, please visit: www.conniehebert.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
About the Author     xv
Introduction     1
Motivation Works Wonders     5
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Standing on a Chair and Clapping     7
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Using the Power of the Book Choice     9
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Adjusting Our Tone of Voice ... Frequently     11
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Making Eye Contact at Teachable Moments     14
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Adjusting the Pace of Each Lesson     17
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Using Different Forms of Feedback     20
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Setting a Purpose for Reading     23
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Stimulating and Motivating Children With Puppets     26
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Using Physical Actions to Help Kids Remember     28
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Creating Bridges for Kids     31
Instructional Strategies Produce Results     35
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Teaching From "Behind" the Child     37
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Utilizing Wordless Books to Increase Language Skills     40
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Modeling What Good Readers Do     43
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Using a Clipboardfor Tricky Words     46
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Teaching Them How to Think as They Read     49
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Using Magnetic Letters in a Variety of Ways     52
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Writing Words FAST     55
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Engaging Learners With an Overhead Projector     58
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Encouraging Repeated Readings     61
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Establishing and Supporting a Daily Block of Reading Time     64
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Teaching Kids How to Use a Listening Center     67
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Building Fluency in a Variety of Ways     70
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Using Focus Sheets and Graphic Organizers to Link Writing to Reading     73
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Providing Engaging Learning Center Activities     75
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Interacting With Kids as They Write     79
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Providing Daily Read-Alouds     82
Reflection Promotes Action     87
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Seeking Balance Among "Best Practices"     89
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Knowing What Each Child Needs     92
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Observing What Good Readers Do     94
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Breaking the Six Habits of Falling Readers     98
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Creating an Assessment Table     107
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Becoming Proficient at Taking and Using Running Records     110
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Maintaining a Parent/Teacher Journal     112
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Conducting Monthly Writing Sprees     116
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Matching the Right Books to the Right Reader     119
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Identifying Support and Challenges Within Books     121
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Gradually Releasing Responsibility to the Learner     124
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Reflecting on the Way We Do Things     126
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Being an Energized Teacher     130
Catch a Falling Reader by ...: Becoming a "Starfish Flinger"     132
Recommended Bibliography, Web Sites, Texts, and Videos     135
Index     141

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