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    When Kids Can't Read - What Teachers Can Do A Guide for Teachers 6-12

    ISBN-10: 0867095199
    ISBN-13: 9780867095197
    Author(s): Kylene Beers
    Description: If I had to recommend just one book to middle and secondary teachers working to support struggling readers, this would have to be the book. When Kids Cant Read, What Teachers Can Do is a comprehensive handbook filled with practical strategies that  More...
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    Publisher: Heinemann
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 400
    Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.79" tall
    Weight: 1.760
    Language: English

    If I had to recommend just one book to middle and secondary teachers working to support struggling readers, this would have to be the book. When Kids Cant Read, What Teachers Can Do is a comprehensive handbook filled with practical strategies that teachers of all subjects can use to make reading skills transparent and accessible to adolescents. Blending theory with practice throughout, Kylene Beers moves teachers from assessment to instruction from describing dependent reading behaviours to suggesting ways to help students with vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, word recognition, response to text, and so much more. But its not just the strategies that make this book so valuable. Its the invitations to step inside a classroom and eavesdrop on teacher/student interactions. Its the student profiles, the if/then charts, the extensive booklists and, of course, the experiences of a brilliant reading teacher. This is simply the best book published to date to support struggling adolescent readers! - Gillda Leitenberg, District-wide Coordinator, English/Literacy Toronto District School Board For Kylene Beers, the question of what to do when kids can't read surfaced abruptly in 1979 when she began teaching. That year, she discovered that some of the students in her seventh-grade language arts classes could pronounce all the words, but couldn't make any sense of the text. Others couldn't even pronounce the words. And that was the year she met a boy named George. George couldn't read. When George's parents asked her to explain what their son's reading difficulties were and what she was going to do to help, Kylene, a secondary certified English teacher with no background in reading, realized she had little to offer the parents, even less to offer their son. That defining moment sent her on a twenty-three-year search for answers to that original question: how do we help middle and high schoolers who can't read? Now in her critical and practical text When Kids Can't Read - What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12, Kylene shares what she has learned and shows teachers how to help struggling readers with comprehension vocabulary fluency word recognition motivation Here, Kylene offers teachers the comprehensive handbook they've needed to help readers improve their skills, their attitudes, and their confidence. Filled with student transcripts, detailed strategies, reproducible material, and extensive booklists, this much-anticipated guide to teaching reading both instructs and inspires.

    A Defining Moment
    Creating Independent Readers
    Assessing Dependent Readers' Needs
    Explicit Instruction in Comprehension
    Learning to Make an Inference
    Frontloading Meaning: Pre-Reading Strategies
    Constructing Meaning: During-Reading Strategies
    Extending Meaning: After-Reading Strategies
    Vocabulary: Figuring Out What Words Mean
    Fluency and Automaticity
    Word Recognition: What's After "Sound It Out"?
    Spelling: From Word Lists to How Words Work
    Creating the Confidence to Respond
    Finding the Right Book
    A Final Letter to George
    Coding of Kate's First Time Teaching "Eleven"
    Transcript of Kate's Think-Aloud for "Eleven"
    App. C: Bookmark Templates
    App. D: Common Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
    App. E: More Roots
    App. F: Templates
    Fry and Dolch Word Lists
    App. H: Common Phonics Generalizations
    175 Most Common Syllables in the 5,000 Most Frequent English Words
    App. J: Interesting Sorts
    App. K: Easily Confused Words
    App. L: Common Spelling Rules
    App. M: Booklists
    App. N: Poem for Tea Party
    References
    Acknowledgments
    Index

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