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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 ...

Teach Students How to Graphically Organize Text and Concepts by Chunking
Teach students how to graphically organize text and concepts by chunking

Any sort of systematic attention to clues that reveal how authors attempt to relate ideas to one another or any sort of systematic attempt to impose structure upon a text, especially in some sort of visual representation of the relationships among key ideas, facilitates comprehension as well as both short-term and long-term memory for the text.

—Pearson and Fielding (1991, p. 832)

One of the major challenges for struggling readers is overcoming the dread they feel when faced with a long, difficult reading assignment. One way to help your students grapple with this challenge is by teaching them how to graphically chunk text.

Sometimes the term chunk ...

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