Teaching Struggling and At-risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach

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Douglas Carnine
Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2006 - Education - 316 pages
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Teaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach is designed to provide specific information to assist educators in being effective teachers of reading with all of their students.

This three-part book provides information on incorporating instructional design and delivery principles into daily instruction for students at the beginning and primary stages of reading.  It discusses:

  • Structuring initial teaching procedures so teaching presentations are clear and foster a high degree of interaction between teachers and students.
  • Using language and demonstration techniques that can be understood by all students.
  • Sequencing the instruction of reading content to ensure essential skills and knowledge are taught in an aligned and coherent manner.
  • Using techniques that provide adequate practice and review for students in developing high levels of fluency and accuracy.

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Overview of Struggling Readers and AtRisk Students
Instructional Materials Essential Features of Effective Reading Programs
Explicit and Systematic Instructional Design

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