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Help for Struggling Readers : Strategies for Grades 3-8 - Michael C. McKenna

Help for Struggling Readers

Strategies for Grades 3-8

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Published: 17th April 2002
For Ages: 8 - 13 years old
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This practical book presents an array of research-based instructional strategies for use with struggling readers in the upper-elementary and middle grades. It is filled with proven ideas for engaging students and developing the key components of successful reading: vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Each chapter reviews techniques for working on specific skills, provides needed materials and teacher-friendly instructional tips, and lists suggestions for further reading. The book's utility is enhanced by its convenient 8½" x 11" format and numerous reproducible charts, graphic organizer templates, and activities.

Introductionp. 1
Decoding Strategies
Guiding Principles of Teaching Decodingp. 7
Phonics in the Upper Gradesp. 9
Phonics Word Sortsp. 12
Tape-Recorded Textp. 17
Electronic Booksp. 19
Fluency Strategies
Guiding Principles of Teaching Fluencyp. 25
Effective Fluency Methodsp. 26
Classwide Peer Tutoringp. 30
Self-Selected Readingp. 31
Vocabulary Strategies
Guiding Principles of Teaching Vocabularyp. 35
Feature Analysisp. 37
Graphic Organizersp. 45
Semantic Mapsp. 59
Vocabulary Vennsp. 62
Semantic Scalesp. 64
List-Group-Labelp. 66
Concept Sortsp. 68
Vocabulary Clustersp. 70
Silly Questionsp. 78
Possible Sentencesp. 80
Comprehension Lesson Formats
Guiding Principles of Teaching Reading Comprehensionp. 85
Directed Reading Activityp. 87
Directed Reading-Thinking Activityp. 88
K-W-Lp. 90
Listen-Read-Discussp. 94
Questioning Strategies
Levels of Questionsp. 97
Question-Answer Relationshipsp. 100
Question Clustersp. 103
Reciprocal Questioningp. 106
Questioning the Authorp. 108
Other Comprehension Strategies
Specific Skill Approachesp. 115
Walk-Throughsp. 116
Think-Aloudsp. 118
Imagingp. 120
Teaching with Analogiesp. 123
Charting New Territoryp. 125
Guided Notesp. 130
Reading Guidesp. 132
Anticipation Guidesp. 137
Reciprocal Teachingp. 144
Guided Reading in Textual Settingsp. 149
Summary Writingp. 153
Cloze Vennsp. 157
Riddlesp. 166
Puzzlersp. 180
20 More Ideas for Inferential Comprehensionp. 188
Suggested Professional Resourcesp. 195
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9781572307605
ISBN-10: 1572307609
Series: Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 8 - 13 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 17th April 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.49