When Kids Can't Read, what Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers, 6-12
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
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Review: When Kids Can't Read-What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12User Review - Kelly - Goodreads
I read this quite a few years ago. Great book full of examples and practical advice. Beers is a teacher; she knows what goes on in the classroom. EVERYONE, not just ELA teachers, should read this. Read full review
Review: When Kids Can't Read-What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12User Review - Whitney - Goodreads
Lots of great strategies with real application examples from actual high school classrooms. I have found it difficult to find resources for my high schoolers who struggle--so much is meant for elementary students--and this book has been invaluable. Read full review
A Defining Moment
Creating Independent Readers
Assessing Dependent Readers Needs
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