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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 Mark Text as They Read
Teach students how to mark text as they read

Mindless reading is the literary equivalent of driving for miles without remembering how you got there.

—Feller (2006, p. 1)

Reading text that is badly written is a challenge, even for the best readers. Struggling readers, however, are at an even greater disadvantage. They often lack background knowledge and vocabulary and are unable to make meaningful connections between the text and anything they know or have experienced. Students who are engaged in the physical act of marking text while reading (i.e., making notations in the margins, highlighting the most important idea, writing a question on a sticky note, or placing a brightly colored sticky arrow or flag on a word ...

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