Finding the Right Texts

Finding the Right Texts

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Until now, no single volume has comprehensively examined the crucial question of how to select the most appropriate reading material for beginning or struggling readers. From leading authorities, this book meets an important need by reviewing the best available research on the role of specific text features a q including linguistic and conceptual content a q in supporting the development of proficient reading. Also explored are ways that teacher scaffolding can help students who have difficulties with particular aspects or types of texts. The book considers approaches to adapting the design and selection of texts to reinforce reading skills and provide well-paced challenges for Ka q6 students at a variety of ability levels.The first area has to do with fluency in dealing with print, involving the processes and knowledge of word recognition. ... John was 15 years old and in the 9th grade when his reading was tested. ... Asked to read silently, he gave an oral summary of a sixth-grade level passage that indicated he understood what he had read.

Title:Finding the Right Texts
Author:Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Misty Sailors
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2009


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