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ERIC Number: ED498495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-1
Pages: 248
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-3641-5
Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading: Achieving High Rapid Reading Gains with Powerful, Differentiated Strategies
Carbo, Marie
Corwin Press
Literacy expert Marie Carbo pairs identifying each learner's unique reading style with a wide range of differentiated strategies to help all learners experience greater reading success. Using these research-based methods, both novice and experienced teachers can increase reading achievement with all learners, including those who are at-risk, older, or have special needs, as well as English Language Learners. The author offers practical assistance for implementing strategies that meet the requirements of NCLB, Title I, Reading First, and many state initiatives. This teacher-friendly resource includes recommendations for: (1) Closing the academic gap by focusing on learning strengths: (2) Increasing readers' confidence and creativity; (3) Accommodating students with special needs; and (4) Using reading labs with older students. A powerful tool for nurturing a love of reading, this book not only strengthens students' reading comprehension and increases their reading motivation and enjoyment, but also helps ensure their continuing academic success. Following acknowledgments and a introduction, the book contains twelve chapters: (1) Believe All Students Can Learn; (2) Understand 12 Guiding Principles; (3) Focus on Comprehension and Enjoyment; (4) Identify Natural Strengths; (5) Teach to Natural Strengths; (6) Use the Continuum of Assisted Reading Methods; (7) Use the Carbo Recording Method; (8) Provide Opportunities for Active Learning; (9) Design Student-Responsive Environments; (10) Reduce Visual Dyslexia; (11) Accommodate Students With Special Needs; and (12) Prepare Students for Tests. Appended are: (1) Glossary; (2) U.S. Reading Achievement; (3) Reading Styles Research; (4) Learning Styles Research; and (5) Reading Style Inventory. Also includes Epilogue: Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading, and references and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001