ERIC Number: ED488749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Discovering What Works for Struggling Readers: Journeys of Exploration With Primary-Grade Students
Wirt, Bev; Bryan, Carolyn Domaleski; Wesley, Kathleen Davies
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Through a yearlong collaboration, three literacy intervention teachers identified five teaching principles that were consistently effective with their struggling readers: (1) Meaningful conversation, (2) Choice, (3) Pertinent instruction, (4) Consistent support, and (5) Purpose. Classroom vignettes illustrate how critical these principles can be to successful reading instruction, and easy-to-use activities help to incorporate them in the classroom. The following chapters are included: (1) Working With Struggling Readers: How Our Journey Began; (2) A Year With Allison: Finding a Purpose; (3) A Year With Joshua: Growth in Communication and Confidence; (4) A Year With Brianna: A Different Kind of Success Story; and (5) Working Miracles in Your Classroom. A Note From the Series Editor; Kids InSight Review Board; References; and an Index are also included.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties, Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Communication Skills, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills, Program Effectiveness
International Reading Association, Headquarters Office, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Fax: 302-731-1057.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
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