ERIC Number: ED479064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Explaining Reading: A Resource for Teaching Concepts, Skills, and Strategies. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.
Duffy, Gerald G.
Exemplary teacher research has established that explicit teaching plays a vital role in the K-12 classroom, with particular benefits for struggling readers. This book is a practical resource for explaining reading to students who do not learn easily. The book identifies 22 major skills and strategies associated with vocabulary development, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. It illustrates ways to explain each skill or strategy with concrete examples, which teachers can use as starting points for developing lessons tailored to the needs, strengths, and interests of their own students. The book also shows how to move from the teacher's explanation to the student's independent use of new concepts, how to embed explicit teaching within a core of engaging literacy experiences. It contains explanations that work in broad sociocultural contexts, based on the author/educator's International-Reading-Association-sponsored survey of 57 classes in 9 cities, as well as classroom scenarios and examples which add to the book's utility and realism. Appended is a list of 12 additional practical teaching resources. (NKA)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Student Needs, Vocabulary Development, Word Recognition
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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