Reading for Academic Success Powerful Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers, Grades 7-12

ISBN-10: 0761978348
ISBN-13: 9780761978343
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/19/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

`Not just for reading teachers, this book is ideal for all secondary content areas. Each chapter includes a wealth of resources including powerful reading strategies, vivid classroom examples, and 'Strategies for Struggling Readers' sections to help close the achievement gap between proficient and at-risk students' - Rachel Billmeyer, Educational ConsultantSecondary teachers will have a valuable resource in their classroom with this book. The authors show how students can become high achievers and more thoughtful readers with the strategies and skills offered in this book.Reading is an essential skill in our culture, and these skills can be improved upon using the specific examples of application and organization that are laid out in easy-to-understand language in this book. Using lots of examples, stories, and diagrams, each chapter guides the reader through the process of improving their reading skills.

Richard W. Strong was vice president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press. A former teacher on the elementary and secondary levels, he served as a trainer/consultantnbsp;to hundreds ofnbsp;school districts, teacher and professional organizations, and state departments of education. In addition, henbsp;was a leader in the movement for authentic assessment.nbsp;As cofounder of the Institute for Community and Difference, Richard studied democratic teaching practices in public and private schools for more than ten years. A former district-level coordinator for gifted and talented education, Richard wrotenbsp;and developed numerousnbsp;books and products for educators.

Harvey F.nbsp;Silver , president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press, was named one of the 100 most influential teachers in the country. He has conducted numerous workshops for school districts and state education departments throughout the United States. He was the principal consultant for the Georgia Critical Thinking Skills Program and the Kentucky Thoughtful Education Teacher Leadership Program. Silver is the author of several educational bestsellers, including So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences and Teaching Styles and Strategies , both published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Design. With Richard Strong, Silver developed The Thoughtful Classroom--a renowned professional development program based on the commitment to "make students as important as standards."

Matthew J. Perini , director of publishing at Silver Strong & Associates, has authored curriculum guides, articles, and research studies on a wide range of topics, including learning styles, multiple intelligences, and effective teaching practices. Strong, Silver, and Perini have recently collaborated on Discovering Nonfiction: 25 Powerful Teaching Strategies, Grades 2-6; So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences ; and Teaching What Matters Most: Standards and Strat�egies for Raising Student Achievement .

Preface: The A+ Reader
About the Authors
The Challenge of Textbook Reading
Becoming a Thoughtful Note Maker
Managing and Mastering Vocabulary
Reading Beyond the Information Given: Thinking and Reading in the Content Areas
Turning Questions Into Quests
The Reading-Writing Connection
Reading Styles: The Key to Reading Success
References
Index

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