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ERIC Number: EJ860805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
How to Maintain School Reading Success: Five Recommendations from a Struggling Male Reader
Jenkins, Shawyn
Reading Teacher, v63 n2 p159-162 Oct 2009
The debate continues as to whether the underachievement of boys has reached "crisis" levels. Therefore, in an effort to increase the achievement of male readers, this article provides five teacher recommendations from the perspective of Derek, a sixth grade struggling reader. Derek is a soft-spoken, amiable African American who has consistently experienced difficulty with school literacy. After reviewing field notes of his weekly tutorial sessions, five top suggestions were selected and compiled into this list of teacher recommendations. Above all else, these recommendations reveal the importance of teachers, students and parents working together as a team to reinforce home and school literacy practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A