Failing Students or Failing Schools?

Failing Students or Failing Schools?

by Faith Borkowsky
Failing Students or Failing Schools?

Failing Students or Failing Schools?

by Faith Borkowsky



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Is reading a struggle for your child? Does it cause your child stress or embarrassment? Are you confused by the mixed messages you receive from teachers and other professionals? Then this book is for you!

You thought your child would learn to read in school. Some children do. But so many of them don't. Why? Are the schools failing your children?

This parent-friendly book will help you understand the various causes of reading difficulties and how you can support your child. With over thirty years of experience as a teacher, reading specialist, regional literacy coach, and administrator, Faith Borkowsky explains why so many children struggle to read and what you need to know to help your child.

This book includes special sections on:
- The best, proven way to teach children to read
- Factors that can influence reading comprehension difficulties
- What you need to know if your child is receiving reading intervention
- What you can do at home to supplement your child's intervention
- How to help with homework
- And much more!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161993972
Publisher: Cardboard Box Adventures Publishing
Publication date: 06/11/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Faith Borkowsky, founder of High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching, is a reading and literacy specialist with thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher, a Reading/Learning Specialist, a Regional Literacy Coach, an administrator, and a private tutor. Faith is Orton-Gillingham trained and is a Wilson Certified Dyslexia Practitioner listed on the International Dyslexia Association’s Provider Directory.
Faith has extensive training and experience in a number of research-based, peer-reviewed programs that have produced positive gains for students with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, ADD/ADHD, and a host of other learning difficulties. New York State Certified in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Reading, Faith stays current, is always learning, and continually attends professional development in brain-based, holistic disciplines. Honing her skills over the years, and redefining strategies through trial and error, she has been a trainer in school districts across Long Island and has presented at literacy workshops and conferences for federal and state-funded initiatives. Her philosophy and practice include educating and empowering her students to be self-sufficient learners. Faith works with students of all ages, from preschoolers to adults, utilizing meta-cognitive strategies and multisensory instruction in a collaborative, non-threatening style, where parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the learning process.
Faith regularly blogs about literacy and learning on her website: She provides professional development for teachers and school districts, as well as parent workshops, presentations, and private consultations. In her free time, Faith
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