ERIC Number: ED495569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-17
Succeeding with Struggling Students: A Planning Resource for Raising Achievement
Richardson, Marti T.
Schools today are working harder than ever to help ensure that "all" children "can" learn and achieve high standards. Marti Richardson, a recognized leader in professional and curriculum development, delivers an innovative, classroom-tested program with planning tools to customize it for any school or district's data-based needs. Designed around a "Learn-It-Teach-It" cycle, the program combines research-based interventions and immediate classroom practice for teachers. Strategies for "preview" instead of "review" instruction move struggling students beyond cycles of repetition, and scaffolds learning to help them learn alongside their peers. With an easy-to-understand framework, the program's flexibility makes it adaptable not only for reading but also for other content area instruction. This highly motivational guide provides: (1) Essential questions and templates for administrators; (2) Scaffolding for a successful school or district blueprint; (3) Tools and strategies for planning and implementation; (4) Research-based interventions; and (5) Links for professional development. With a unique approach that can be adopted or adapted, "Succeeding with Struggling Students" helps underachievers hold on to the previous school year's learning as well as gain new ground to put them ahead and prepare them for new learning, and gives educators the tools needed to implement the process from print to plan! Following a foreword (Max Thompson) and a preface, this book presents eight chapters: (1) Laying the Foundation: Identifying Needs; (2) Planning How We Got There; (3) Selecting Educators: The Quest for Excellence; (4) Developing a Purpose-Driven Curriculum; (5) Value-Added Instruction; (6) Professional Development for Student Learning; (7) Assessing for Effectiveness: Evaluating Quality; and (8) Summary: Exceeding Expectations. This Appended are: (1) Evaluation Results; (2) Expanding the Concept; and (3) Glossary. A list of resources; a list of references; and an index are also included.
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Curriculum Development, Professional Development, Reading Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Intervention, Needs Assessment, Strategic Planning, Instructional Innovation, Student Improvement, Quality Control, Instructional Effectiveness, Personnel Selection, Guidance Programs, Book Reviews, Textbook Content, Learning Modules, Classroom Techniques
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