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ERIC Number: ED491865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-8720-7592-3
Why Jane and John Couldn't Read--And How They Learned. A New Look at Striving Readers
Fink, Rosalie
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Here is a model of reading ideal for striving readers, focused on their personal interests, topic-specific reading, deep background knowledge, contextual reading strategies, and mentoring support. More important, the model moves away from a deficit approach to conceptualize striving readers in a new way. Chapters share success stories of readers who overcome their struggles and highlight instructional strategies and materials teachers can use to develop activities and lessons for children and adults. This research-based model could be useful in the classroom or at home to help striving readers achieve high levels of literacy. Following a preface, this book is divided into the following six chapters: (1) Promoting Success with an Interest-Based Model of Reading; (2) Bilingual Readers: Marvelous Mentors and Cultural Pride; (3) Learning to Read through Multiple Intelligences; (4) Debunking Some Myths about Gender and Reading; (5) Identifying Striving Readers; and (6) Conclusions and Implications. Appended is: Background and Design of the Study. A list of references; and an index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A