Foreword by: Ellin Oliver Keene
Publication Date: November 20, 2009
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This book demonstrates a five-part framework for teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches who want to help their least engaged students become powerful readers. Merging theory and practice, the guide offers successful strategies to reach your “struggling” learners. The authors show how teachers can “turn-around” their instructional practice, beginning with reading materials, lessons, and activities matching their students’ interests. Chapters include self-check exercises that will help teachers analyze their reading instruction, as well as specific advice for working with English Language Learners.
Stephanie Jones is an associate professor of education at the University of Georgia. Lane W. Clarke is an assistant professor in literacy at Northern Kentucky University. Grace Enriquez is an assistant professor in language and literacy at Lesley University.
“This is a masterwork that is simultaneously practical and groundbreaking…The model these authors use to familiarize teachers with the essential elements of reading practice is clear and beautifully illustrated with stories of children you’ll swear you know.”
—From the Foreword by Ellin Oliver Keene, national staff developer
“This deeply intelligent and compassionate book provides teachers with detailed classroom scenarios and dozens of teaching tools for engaging all readers. The authors demonstrate how to help all students become motivated and powerful meaning-makers of a wide variety of texts.”
—Katherine Bomer, Literacy Consultant, K-12, author of For a Better World: Reading and Writing for Social Action
“Unlike the plethora of books that claim to provide teachers with powerful teaching strategies to help children who struggle with reading, The Reading Turn-Around actually accomplishes this. The book is full of detailed case studies of students that teachers will recognize and strategies that teachers can use. There is no other book like it in the field.”
—Catherine Compton-Lilly, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison