Reading Success for Struggling Adolescent Learners

Reading Success for Struggling Adolescent Learners

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Comprehensive, up to date, and highly practical, this volume discusses factors that affect struggling readers in grades 7-12 and provides research-based strategies for improving their reading and writing skills. Chapters from leading authorities examine why some adolescents have trouble achieving reading proficiency, describe schoolwide policies and programs that support literacy, and suggest age-appropriate classroom practices for promoting reading success. The book shows how literacy skills and strategies can be incorporated into instruction in all areas of the curriculum. Essential topics include assessment; building core competencies, such as fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary; and working with struggling adolescent English language learners.The list of comprehension skills addressed in those books is long: visualizing, inferring, vocabulary knowledge, story ... Fluent readers automatically recognize words in the passages they read and a€œchunka€ words into phrases so that a ... Fluent reading allows readers to reserve their limited cognitive re- sources for the more important task in reading, ... Stahl and Heubach (2005) developed an effective model of fluency instruction that was implemented exclusively in the second grade.

Title:Reading Success for Struggling Adolescent Learners
Author:Susan Davis Lenski, Jill Lewis
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2008


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