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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This is one in a bundle that was shipped to my school which I took home to read over the summer as personal PD. It was really disappointing and I wouldn't recommend it to any staff members since I ... Read full review


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Richard Allington is coauthor of No More Summer-Reading Loss, part of Heinemann's Not This But That series as well as editor of Big Brother and the National Reading Curriculum. Dick is a professor of literacy studies at the University of Tennessee. He is a past-president of the International Reading Association and the Literacy Research Association. Dick and Anne McGill-Franzen were awarded the Albert J. Harris Award for their study of ameliorating summer reading loss. Toegther the co-edited the Handbook of Reading Disability Research and Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap. He was previously the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida. Dick is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame and the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to understanding reading difficulties. He is the author/coauthor of several books, including What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-based Programs.

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