Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers

Strategies for Classroom Intervention, 3-6

For most students, the intermediate years provide the last opportunity to prevent continued failure in reading and writing. These years are a critical bridge to the middle grades where the tendency is to be less personalized and focused on individual needs. Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers provides teachers, administrators, and staff developers with the best research-based practice on the literacy learning and teaching of low-achieving intermediate students.

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For most students, the intermediate years provide the last opportunity to prevent continued failure in reading and writing. These years are a critical bridge to the middle grades where the tendency is to be less personalized and focused on individual needs. Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers provides teachers, administrators, and staff developers with the best research-based practice on the literacy learning and teaching of low-achieving intermediate students.

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About the Author(s)

"As far back as I can remember, I have always loved to read. But, I must confess that it was a librarian, not a teacher or even my parents who was most influential in encouraging my love of books. Her name was Mrs. Luex and she worked in the storefront library branch located in our section of town. Mrs.

Kathy became a teacher because she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. "I later discovered an added plus," she says. "Teachers were great people to work with, be around, and get to know."

Joanne spent her career in education: in addition to classroom experience in both primary and high school classrooms, she worked as a language arts and social studies supervisor and an instructional specialist for the New Jersey Department of Education.

Table of Contents

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Contents
1. Learners and Contexts
2. Motivating Reluctant Readers and Writers
3. Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners
4. Instructional Frameworks for Focused Intervention
5. Making the Most of Small Group Instruction
6. Exploring Words
7. Fostering Reading Fluency
8. Improving Reading Comprehension
9. Improving Writing
Strategy Bank
Resources
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Media: 264 pp/paper
Year: 2000
Item No: 0055Item No: 0479Item No: B055
ISBN: 978-157110-055-9ISBN: 978-157110-479-3ISBN: 978-15711B-055-9

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