This book demonstrates a five-part framework for teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches who want to help their least engaged students become powerful readers. Merging theory and practice, the guide offers successful strategies to reach your 'struggling' learners. The authors show how teachers can 'turn-around' their instructional practice, beginning with reading materials, lessons, and activities matching their students' interests. Chapters include self-check exercises that will help teachers analyze their reading instruction, as well as specific advice for working with English Language Learners. This title features: effective methods for differentiating reading instruction in Grades 2-5; real-life classroom vignettes and examples of student work; helpful teacher self-evaluation exercises; strategies to use with English Language Learners; and, much more.
Stephanie Jones is an associate professor of education at the University of Georgia. Lane W. Clarke is an assistant professor in literacy at Northern Kentucky University. Grace Enriquez is an assistant professor in language and literacy at Lesley University.