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What Really Matters for Middle School Readers: From Research to Practice / Edition 1

What Really Matters for Middle School Readers: From Research to Practice / Edition 1

by Richard L. Allington
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ISBN-13: 9780205393190
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Series: What Really Matters Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 721,632
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dick Allington is professor of literacy studies at the University of Tennessee. He is past-president of the International Reading Association and the National Reading Conference (now the Literacy Research Association). His research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health. He has published over 150 scholarly papers and more than 10 books. His writing has been focused on translating research findings into educational practice.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Reading development in grades 5 through 9: Problems and promise

Chapter 2: It’s not decoding that is the problem (but that is what most remediation targets)

Chapter 3: “It’s the words, man”: Limited meaning vocabulary and how to improve it

Chapter 4: Read more, read better: Addressing a major source of reading difficulties

Chapter 5: Reading with comprehension: Understanding understanding

Chapter 6: Literate conversation: A powerful but seldom used method for fostering understanding of complex texts

Chapter 7: Getting the gist of it all: Summarization after reading

Chapter 8: Pulling it all together: Effective instruction all day long

Appendix: Study Guide for What Really Matters for Middle School Readers

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