What really matters for struggling readers: designing research-based programs

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006 - Education - 210 pages
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The Second Edition of this bestselling book includes a new section on No Child Left Behind as well as research sections on reading fluency, comprehension strategies, interventions for struggling readers, and vocabulary development and instruction. What Really Matters for Struggling Readers helps teachers design reading remediation and intervention programs around well-established reality- and research-based components. Nationally-recognized scholar and author Dick Allington offers easy-to-understand interpretations of research that support important principles and shows teachers how to use a variety of best practices with children who are struggling readers.

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Amen, and amen! Read full review

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Mostly geared toward younger grades (elementary) or administrators. A few things I could take out for high school, but a lot of skimming. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Richard Allington is the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida. He is a past president of the National Reading Conference, a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, and recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to understanding reading difficulties. He is the author/coauthor of several books, including most recently What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-based Programs (Allyn & Bacon/Longman).