Effective Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties
by Carolyn Denton, Ph.D., Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D., Jade Wexler, Ph.D., Deanna Bryan, and Deborah Reed, Ph.D.
This book arms language arts teachers with the lessons, strategies, and foundational knowledge they need to resolve older students' reading difficulties and increase their chances for academic success. Ideal for use with struggling readers in Grades 6-8 (though these strategies would benefit older students with reading difficulties as well), this book clearly lays out the fundamentals of effective teaching for adolescents with reading difficulties.
by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jonathan Shaywitz, M.D.
One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. This book gives the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step.
Take some time to enjoy your summer break! Grab a fun breezy beach read, a fruity drink, and relax by the pool or waves. You have worked hard this year, you deserve it!
The Reading Comprehension Blueprint: Helping Students Make Meaning from Text
by Nancy Lewis Hennessy (foreword by Louisa Cook Moats)
Comprehension is a primary ingredient of reading success—but most educators aren't taught how to deliver structured comprehension instruction in their classrooms. Meticulously researched and masterfully organized, this book offers a clear blueprint for understanding the complexities of reading comprehension and delivering high-quality, evidence-based instruction that helps students construct meaning from challenging texts.
The ADEELA team is currently working through this fantastic book as a team. We'd love to share some resources you can use as you complete your own book study on this text:
Reading for Understanding: How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms, 2nd Edition
by Cynthia Greenleaf, Ruth Schoenbach, and Lynn Murphy
This significantly updated edition of Reading for Understanding shows how teachers and students can work together to boost literacy, engagement, and achievement. Specifically, this book helps readers use the Reading Apprenticeship® framework to increase student engagement and academic achievement in subject area classes. Research has documented the effectiveness of Reading Apprenticeship for helping students gain the reading independence to master subject area course materials and other texts. This book is fantastic – you will walk away with so many strategies for boosting reading comprehension and literacy across the subject areas.
Virtual book chats took place on 8 consecutive Wednesdays, March 17th through May 5th
Thank you to everyone who participated!
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Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction & Assessment, PreK-6, Second Edition
Edited by Martha C. Hougen, Ph. D., & Susan M. Smartt, Ph.D.
Understand the science of reading and how to implement evidence-based instruction to increase the reading and writing achievement of pre-K–6 students, including those at risk for reading difficulties. Fully revised and updated, this core text covers the research base for structured literacy instruction and practical guidance on the essential components of literacy instruction. Want to learn more about the new edition? Check out the following resources:
• A handy resource that shows you what’s been added and updated in the new edition • A book excerpt that includes the full table of contents • A slide deck that provides a comprehensive overview of the new edition