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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When Linda Hoyt is asked what people should know about her professional career, she is often heard to say, "I'm a teacher. That will always be the heart of my professional work." Though she spent many years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, curriculum developer, staff developer, and Title I District Coordinator, Linda's passion will always center around vigorous and engaging classrooms where teachers and children learn together. This passion for vigorous and engaged learning has led Linda to create twenty-four professional books and video programs, plus numerous instructional resources for children. A few titles from her multidimensional list of Heinemann publications include Revisit, Reflect, Retell; Make It Real; Interactive Read-Alouds; Solutions for Reading Comprehension; and her newest resources, Explorations in Nonfiction Writing and Crafting Nonfiction. Three of her popular Heinemann video programs include Nonfiction Writing (one for primary and one for intermediate) and Navigating Informational Texts. Linda is a full-time author, consultant, and highly requested speaker at conferences throughout the United States, in Canada, and in Australia. Linda and her husband, Steve, live in the mountains of central Oregon where they enjoy outdoor activities and the high-desert climate. Read more from Linda's most recent blogs here: - Just Do It! Informational Writing in the Primary Grades - Guided Writing, Part 1 - Guided Writing, Part 2 - Reading For Life by Laura Robb - Strategies for Teaching Nonfiction Writing (Grades K - 2 3 - 5) Listen to an interview with Linda Hoyt on Education Talk Radio - 11/09/2011 (35:58) Writing - Explorations in Nonfiction Writing - Crafting Nonfiction - Primary and Intermediate - Nonfiction writing DVDs, K-2, 3-5 - "plus pack" at each grade level Reading - Interactive Read Alouds - K-1, 2-3, 4-5 Professional Books: - Make it Real - Revisit, Reflect, Retell Professional Development Services - Online PD: Strategies for Teaching Nonfiction Writing, grades K-2 and 3-5 - Onsite PD: Making Sense of Informational Texts - Onsite PD: Explorations in Nonfiction Writing - Onsite PD: Time-Tested Strategies for Teaching Comprehension - DVD: Nonfiction Study Staff Development Bundle - DVD: Literacy Mini-lessons staff development bundle

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