Solutions for Reading Comprehension: Strategic Interventions for Striving Learners

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Heinemann, 2011 - Education - 211 pages
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"Every classroom has readers who struggle with texts. Whatever their challenges, it is our job as teachers to help them negotiate the texts of their world."
-Linda Hoyt

Classroom-ready solutions to support K-6 striving readers at your fingertips
In elementary classrooms across America, there are increasing numbers of students with specialized learning needs-striving readers who need additional support to reach their academic potential. Linda Hoyt and colleagues support these learners with strategic interventions and tools in this easy-to-use handbook for whole class, small group, and one-to-one instruction.

Dip into the three parts-Nonfiction, Fiction, and Assessment-where commonly-asked questions from teachers like you frame a menu of solutions covering a variety of instructional possibilities. Following each question you'll find:

  • Side-by-Side Observations-portraits of striving readers and the tools and solutions that will benefit their development
  • Solutions-a wealth of instructional tools and scaffolds to support K-6 readers
  • Formative assessment tools-reading records, observation checklists, story maps, and more-also available in a customizable format on the accompanying CD-ROM.

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About the author (2011)

Linda Hoyt is a nationally recognized consultant who creates environments where engaged children are active participants in their own learning. She is the author, co-author, or editor of Solutions for Reading Comprehension, Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition; Spotlight on Comprehension; Exploring Informational Texts; Make It Real; and Snapshots as well as Snapshots the DVD and the Navigating Informational Texts staff development DVD - all published by Heinemann. In addition, she is the author of Interactive Read-Alouds for grades K - 1, 2 - 3, 4 - 5, and 6 - 7, classroom materials offered by firsthand. Comprehension Strategies: That Help Your Struggling Students Be More Successful Readers, Grades 2 - 5, Linda's BER video series, illustrates many of the strategies found in Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition, and is used around the country as a staff development resource for enhancing teachers' understanding of comprehension. Linda Hoyt is a Heinemann Professional Development Provider. Listen to an interview with Linda Hoyt on Education Talk Radio - 11/09/2011 (35:58)

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