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ERIC Number: ED443078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 558
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7872-2881-8
Improving Reading: A Handbook of Strategies. Second Edition.
Johns, Jerry L.; Lenski, Susan Davis
This book presents strategies for helping struggling readers, from those who simply need extra assistance to those needing more intensive help. The book is useful for classroom teachers and reading teachers as well as undergraduate and graduate students, and it offers a quick reference guide and full page resource materials ready for photocopying. New in this second edition are suggestions for using writing to strengthen reading. Chapters are: (1) Encouraging a Love of Reading; (2) Fostering Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading; (3) Developing Fluency and Successful Oral Reading Behaviors; (4) Identifying and Understanding Words; (5) Promoting Comprehension; (6) Developing Strategic Readers; (7) Strengthening Reading through Writing; (8) Fostering Study and Test-Taking Strategies; and (9) Strengthening the Home-School Partnership. (Contains approximately 200 references. Three appendixes contain an overview, activities, and lists of books without words, alphabet books, and pattern books.) (EF)
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., 4050 Westmark Drive, P.O. Box 1840, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1840 ($36.95). Tel. 800 228-0810. Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A