Catching Readers Before They Fall

Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K-4

Every teacher of reading plays a vital role in helping to catch those readers for whom learning to read does not come easily. If you have ever been at a loss for what to say and do when confronted with a child who struggles, this book is for you.

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Every teacher of reading plays a vital role in helping to catch those readers for whom learning to read does not come easily. If you have ever been at a loss for what to say and do when confronted with a child who struggles, this book is for you.

Through examples from both adults and children, the authors explain and describe the complex integrated network of strategies that goes on in the minds of proficient readers—strategies that struggling readers have to learn in order to construc...read more

About the Author(s)

Pat Johnson has spent most of her 30 years in education as a reading specialist in elementary schools with diverse populations in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Katie Keier has been a classroom teacher and literacy specialist in grades K-8 for twenty-four years. She is currently a kindergarten teacher in an urban, Title I school. A National Board Certified Teacher in the area of literacy, Katie has a Reading Specialist certificate and a master’s degree in Literacy Studies.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Expanding Our Paradigm of Reading
Chapter 2: How Reading Works
Chapter 3: Vygotsky Takes a Seat in In Our Classrooms
Chapter 4: Beyond "Sound It Out"
Chapter 5: A Comprehensive Literacy Framework
Chapter 6: Interactive Read-Aloud: Talking Our Way Through Texts
Chapter 7: I Thought I Knew How to Teach Reading, but Whoa!
Chapter 8: Comprehension: The Bottom Line
Chapter 9: Spotlight on Inferring and Summarizing
Chapter 10: Assessment: Looking Closely at Readers
Chapter 11: Sharing Information with Families
Chapter 12: Teachers Make the Difference
Appendix
References
Index
 

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Product Details

Grade Range: K-4
Media: 288 pp/paper
Year: 2010
Item No: 0781Item No: 0872Item No: B781
ISBN: 978-157110-781-7ISBN: 978-157110-872-2ISBN: 978-15711B-781-7

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