ERIC Number: ED478521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Struggling Readers: Assessment and Instruction in Grades K-6. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.
Balajthy, Ernest; Lipa-Wade, Sally
This book focuses on three distinct types of struggling readers that teachers will instantly recognize from their own classrooms--the "Catch-On Reader," the "Catch-Up Reader," and the "Stalled Reader." The book provides detailed case studies which bring to life the specific problems these students are likely to face and illustrate research-based instructional strategies that can help get learning back on track. It also illuminates the causes and consequences of literacy difficulties, giving K-6 teachers a better understanding of how to meet the needs of each child. A comprehensive index provides dozens of informal assessment devices, ready to photocopy and use. Other user-friendly features include annotated bibliographies of key research, descriptions of commercial materials and curricula designed for each type of learner, and information on technology resources. Contains an extensive list of references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Strategies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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