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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 ...

Assign Oral-Assisted Repeated Reading of Content Text
Assign oral-assisted repeated reading of content text

Reading research indicates that oral-assisted reading techniques, reading while listening to a fluent reading of the same text by another reader, can lead to extraordinary gains in reading fluency and overall reading achievement.

—Rasinski (2004)

Oral-assisted repeated reading uses live or taped readings of the text by skilled readers so that struggling readers can hear a suitable model and read along with the other reader. These readings would ideally take place outside of the regular school day, either as homework or an afterschool tutorial. However, to simultaneously increase content knowledge, the text chosen for repeated reading should ideally be related to your content standards.

Taped Reading

In this version of repeated oral reading, students read short ...

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