ISBN-10:
0867095199
ISBN-13:
9780867095197
Pub. Date:
10/22/2002
Publisher:
Heinemann
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

by Kylene Beers, G. Kylene Beers

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ISBN-13: 9780867095197
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 68,826
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kylene Beers, Ed.D., is a former middle school teacher who has turned her commitment to adolescent literacy and struggling readers into the major focus of her research, writing, speaking, and teaching. She is author of the best-selling When Kids Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do, co-editor (with Bob Probst and Linda Rief) of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, and co-author (with Bob Probst) of Signposts for Young Readers: Helping K-5 Readers Notice & Note, Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction, Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies all published by Heinemann. She taught in the College of Education at the University of Houston, served as Senior Reading Researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, and most recently acted as the Senior Reading Advisor to Secondary Schools for the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College. Kylene has published numerous articles in state and national journals, served as editor of the national literacy journal, Voices from the Middle, and was the 2008-2009 President of the National Council of Teachers of English. She is an invited speaker at state, national, and international conferences and works with teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools across the US. Kylene has served as a consultant to the National Governor's Association and was the 2011 recipient of the Conference on English Leadership outstanding leader award. Kylene is now a consultant to schools, nationally and internationally, focusing on literacy improvement with her colleague and co-author, Bob Probst.

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!