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“The book's major strengths are its ease of use and the range of approaches to address many different reading issues. You can read straight through for a host of ideas, or you can pinpoint exactly which kind of strategy to explore.”
—Kristie Mary Betts, English Teacher
Peak to Peak High School, Lafayette, CO
“Bottom line: This book is reader friendly! Teachers in the content areas can quickly and easily find specific ideas to help students.”
—Barbara L. Townsend, Reading Specialist
Elkhorn Area School District, WI
Help for students who are overwhelmed, feel confused, can't remember, lack language skills, or just don't get it.
In today's era of accountability, teachers are expected to help all secondary students understand complex concepts and ideas and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes tests. To promote success for struggling ...
Chapter 1: Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers
Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers
To assume that one can simply have students memorize and routinely execute a set of strategies is to misconceive the nature of strategic processing or executive control. Such rote applications of these procedures represents, in essence, a true oxymoron—nonstrategic strategic processing.
If the struggling readers in your content classroom routinely miss the point when “reading” content text, consider teaching them one or more of the seven cognitive strategies of highly effective readers. Cognitive strategies are the mental processes used by skilled readers to extract and construct meaning from text and to create knowledge structures in long-term memory. When these strategies are directly taught to and modeled ...