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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 ...

Use and Teach Content Vocabulary Daily
Use and teach content vocabulary daily

All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

—Henry Ward Beecher

Make the vocabulary of your subject matter come to life for students. You can't do it by simply handing out a list on Monday, assigning the definitions to be completed by Wednesday, and giving a test on Friday. Students will, as you know, mindlessly copy the meanings from the dictionary or glossary with little conceptual understanding. Word Walls won't magically infuse your students with a fabulous vocabulary, either.

Unless you personally bring those words to life, many students will memorize the meanings for the test and promptly forget them; others won't even be able to remember them for the test. Oh, some students may recognize them ...

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