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Paperback What Really Matters for Struggling Readers : Designing Research-Based Programs Book

ISBN: 0205443249

ISBN13: 9780205443246

What Really Matters for Struggling Readers : Designing Research-Based Programs

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US students rank 15th in reading--dead last--of all the English-speaking nations on the list provided by Allington (U. of Tennessee, Knoxville). In this text for potential researchers, he focuses on what the US needs to learn if it is to have half a chance at meeting the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. He describes the characteristic

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Reading Teacher loves this Book

This book was one of the required texts for a Master's Level course I took on "Reading Diagnosis". As a middle school Reading Teacher, I employ many of the strategies written about in this textbook. I also recommend this easy-to-read book to all parents and tutors. It will change the way you approach struggling readers. Most techniques and interventions can be used with any student of any age/grade level. It is a "must read" for all classroom teachers, preservice teachers and Teacher Trainers! Enjoy! :)

Great book for parents too

I bought the book in search of ways to help my 6 year old overcome apparent reading difficulties. This book is so well grounded on scientific findings rather than hearsays. Yet it also provides guidelines for tutoring struggling readers and pointers to various resources. After reading this book, I realized that my child had the typical word-by-word problem described in the book, most likely due to interrupting corrections to his pronunciation. This book taught me how essential it is to use books of the right level and the right way to tutor a struggling reader. I put what I learned into practice during a recent vocation and saw great improvement even just after one week. Now my son no longer feels frustrated when asked to read, rather he starts to enjoy reading. I really wish that my son?s teacher had read this book, but I am glad I found it. This book really makes me in awe of the power of knowledge gained through serious scientific research. I recommend it wholeheartedly to parents and teachers alike.

A book every teacher should own, read and re-read

Richard Allington has done a masterful job of combining research in an easy to read and an understandable format. Not only WHAT he has to say is important, but (unlike other researchers that write so technically they're hard to read)HOW he says it is so down to earth and easy to read and understand. What he has to say in this book is so important for every teacher to read and implement in their classroom. I am a literacy consultant for our district, and most of the other consultants all own and love this book. This would be a great book for staff development, study groups, or any teacher that would like to improve their teaching.

Dick Gets it RIGHT!

This is a MUST READ for all reading teachers, administrators and teachers. Dick is not an "ivory tower" researcher, but one who is out in classrooms observing and talking with kids and teachers. This book is a simple guide to make EVERY school reading program successful - IF teachers will follow the advice offered. Kids learn to read by reading, so let them read. The book itself is an easy read. My copy is highlighted in 3 colors and looks like a rainbow with the wealth of information it offers. Go DO IT!
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