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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 ...

Provide Easy-to-Read Short Articles Based on Content Standards
Provide easy-to-read short articles based on content standards

Boiling material down to its essence and making it as clear as possible does not mean that students aren't challenged; it just means that they are challenged by the ideas instead of the presentation.

—Romer (1994)

If you are unable to find suitable, easy nonfiction to fill your need for content-specific short text, try writing your own. This is an excellent way to guarantee that struggling readers have accessible text on topics that are essential for them to understand and retain. Who better to boil down your content to its essence than you, a subject matter specialist?

There are many commercial programs that provide leveled reading passages, but to find text that supports ...

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