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The Ultimate Small Group Reading How-to Book

The Ultimate Small Group Reading How-to Book
Building Comprehension Through Small-Group Instruction

160 pages | Corwin
Formerly published by Zephyr Press This handbook describes the cognitive processes of emergent readers and provides educators with clear guidelines for promoting reading comprehension with small groups of young learners. A variety of exercises helps children locate, record, retrieve, and manipulate information from texts and enables teachers to measure how students respond in oral, written, graphic, and three-dimensional forms.
Part I. Introduction
Part II. Foundations
1. Continuum of Development
2. Fluency
Part III. Techniques
3. Groups, Schedules, and Management
4. Study Skills
5. Transitional Guided Reading
Part IV. Putting It All Together
6. Reader's Workshop
7. Literature Circles
8. Reciprocal Teaching
9. Writer's Craft
Resource List of Organizations

Gail S. Saunders-Smith

Gail Saunders-Smith is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery® Teacher Leader and served as Reading/ Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC. Currently, Gail is an assistant professor in the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She has presented across the United States and Canada and written several books and articles on all aspects of literacy development. Gail holds a BS and MA in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a MS in Administration and Supervision... More About Author