“Struggling readers do not need new commercial reading programs—although this is what most schools spend the available money on. What struggling readers need are schoolwide efforts to provide them with more expert and more intensive reading lessons.” So says distinguished educator Richard Allington in his introduction to this compilation on helping students at risk of reading difficulty or failure.
The 20 articles, selected by Allington from IRA’s prestigious journal The Reading Teacher, are grouped around three themes: (1) assessing readers and programs, (2) models for planning reading instruction for struggling readers, and (3) comprehension: the reason for reading. With this collection, you’ll get great ideas to help all students succeed. And each article includes questions intended to spark reflection and prompt discussion—making this resource ideal for school-based book-study groups or teacher education.
The goal of reading instruction is to help learners become active, critical readers with skills and dispositions to understand a range of text types. Here, in one convenient collection, you’ll find outstanding articles grounded in research and full of instructional suggestions to help you meet this goal.
Distinguished educator Dorothy Strickland introduces the collection with a discussion of the challenges facing teachers today, a summary of trends and research in early literacy, and suggestions for how these articles can be used in professional development settings. Included with each article are reflection questions to spark discussion in school-based professional learning communities or teacher education classrooms.
This book of 36 readers theatre scripts (one for each week of the school year) concentrates on scripts written at multiple reading levels with a large number of parts--including choral reading parts--that enable the entire class to participate.
The first 18 scripts are written for 1st-3rd grade reading levels and feature giants of kids literature like Margaret Wise Brown, James Marshall, Bill Martin Jr., Bill Peet, and Beatrix Potter. The second 18 scripts are written for 2nd-4th grade reading levels to allow for growth throughout the school year. This group of plays introduces students to Stan Berenstain, Arnold Lobel, Shel Silverstein, and Tasha Tudor, among others. Carefully designed to meet the needs of students of various reading levels, the scripts are also ideal for use with remedial readers. Grades 2-5