What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs / Edition 2

What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs / Edition 2

by Richard L. Allington
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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs / Edition 2

The Second Edition of this bestselling book includes a new section on No Child Left Behind as well as research sections on reading fluency, comprehension strategies, interventions for struggling readers, and vocabulary development and instruction. What Really Matters for Struggling Readers helps teachers design reading remediation and intervention programs around well-established reality- and research-based components. Nationally-recognized scholar and author Dick Allington offers easy-to-understand interpretations of research that support important principles and shows teachers how to use a variety of best practices with children who are struggling readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205443246
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 03/22/2005
Series: What Really Matters Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Reading Instruction in U.S. Schools1
Why Another Book?2
Why Now?3
So How Bad Is the Situation in Terms of Reading Achievement?3
But If Achievement Is Actually Rising, Why Another Book?8
Can Educational Research Provide Support for Meeting These Challenges?11
The No Child Left Behind Act of 200115
What Are Characteristics of Scientifically Based Reading Research?24
Chapter 2What Really Matters: Kids Need to Read a Lot35
Research on Volume of Reading35
Thinking about Volume of Reading44
Chapter 3Kids Need Books They Can Read57
Task Difficulty, Choice, and Achievement57
Methods for Estimating Text Complexity63
Enhancing Access to Appropriate Books70
Chapter 4Kids Need to Learn to Read Fluently89
Understanding the Importance of Reading Fluently90
Interventions to Develop Fluency in Struggling Readers96
Chapter 5Kids Need to Develop Thoughtful Literacy109
Conversation and Connections111
Isn't Thoughtful Literacy Just a Buzz-Word for Comprehension?115
The Effects of Thoughtful Literacy Instruction118
Research on Effective Comprehension Instruction120
Vocabulary Knowledge Is Important for Thoughtful Literacy123
Crafting Opportunities That Enhance Students' Comprehension and Understanding128
Developing Thoughtful Literacy135
Chapter 6Where to Begin: Instruction for Struggling Readers141
Improving Classroom Instruction142
Enhancing Access to Intensive, Expert Instruction150
Expanding Available Instructional Time156
Availability of Support for Older Struggling Readers173
Appendix A187
Appendix B189

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What Really Matters for Struggling Read. 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KarynTX More than 1 year ago
This book provides practical ideas in a highly readable and organized format as well as an extensive bibliography that reveals the comprehensive research backing up the author's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago