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Reading for Academic Success
Powerful Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers, Grades 7-12



July 2014 | 200 pages | Corwin
`Not just for reading teachers, this book is ideal for all secondary content areas. Each chapter includes a wealth of resources including powerful reading strategies, vivid classroom examples, and 'Strategies for Struggling Readers' sections to help close the achievement gap between proficient and at-risk students' - Rachel Billmeyer, Educational Consultant

Secondary teachers will have a valuable resource in their classroom with this book. The authors show how students can become high achievers and more thoughtful readers with the strategies and skills offered in this book.

Reading is an essential skill in our culture, and these skills can be improved upon using the specific examples of application and organization that are laid out in easy-to-understand language in this book. Using lots of examples, stories, and diagrams, each chapter guides the reader through the process of improving their reading skills.

 
Preface: The A+ Reader
 
About the Authors
 
1. The Challenge of Textbook Reading
 
2. Becoming a Thoughtful Note Maker
 
3. Managing and Mastering Vocabulary
 
4. Reading Beyond the Information Given: Thinking and Reading in the Content Areas
 
5. Turning Questions Into Quests
 
6. The Reading-Writing Connection
 
7. Reading Styles: The Key to Reading Success
 
References
 
Index

"The authors bring together the latest research on many current topics and offer practical strategies that can be readily implemented in the classroom. Practitioners will be thrilled with the clarity and the significance of the examples presented." 

Anne Grall Reichel
North Cook Intermediate Service Center

"Many secondary teachers do not know how to help students improve their reading skills. This book will definitely help!" 

Margo Marvin, Director of Curriculum and Technology
Windsor Locks Public Schools, Windsor Locks, CT

"This is the best synthesis of reading strategies that I’ve seen! I will definitely use this book."

Jeanelle Bland, Professor of Education
Eastern Connecticut State University

"Not just for reading teachers, this book is ideal for all secondary content areas. Each chapter includes a wealth of resources including powerful reading strategies, vivid classroom examples, and 'Strategies for Struggling Readers' sections to help close the achievement gap between proficient and at-risk students."

Rachel Billmeyer
Author, Capturing ALL of the Readers Through the Reading Assessment System

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface: The A+ Reader

Chapter 1: The Challenge of Textbook Reading


Richard W. Strong

Richard W. Strong was vice president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press. A former teacher on the elementary and secondary levels, he served as a trainer/consultant to hundreds of school districts, teacher and professional organizations, and state departments of education. In addition, he was a leader in the movement for authentic assessment. As cofounder of the Institute for Community and Difference, Richard studied democratic teaching practices in public and private schools for more than ten years. A former district-level coordinator for gifted and talented education, Richard wrote and developed numerous... More About Author

Harvey F. Silver

Harvey F. Silver, president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press, was named one of the 100 most influential teachers in the country. He has conducted numerous workshops for school districts and state education departments throughout the United States. He was the principal consultant for the Georgia Critical Thinking Skills Program and the Kentucky Thoughtful Education Teacher Leadership Program. Silver is the author of several educational bestsellers, including So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences and Teaching Styles and Strategies, both published by the Association for... More About Author

Matthew J. Perini

Matthew J. Perini, director of publishing at Silver Strong & Associates, has authored curriculum guides, articles, and research studies on a wide range of topics, including learning styles, multiple intelligences, and effective teaching practices. Strong, Silver, and Perini have recently collaborated on Discovering Nonfiction: 25 Powerful Teaching Strategies, Grades 2-6; So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences; and Teaching What Matters Most: Standards and Strat­egies for Raising Student Achievement. More About Author

Gregory M. Tuculescu

Gregory M. Tuculescu is a writer, editor, and researcher for Silver Strong & Associates who has coauthored several books in The Teaching Strategies Library.He has also authored several curriculum guides, including A Thinker’s Guide to Ancient Egypt. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761978343
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