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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 ...

Vary Your Models, Moves, and Activities
Vary your models, moves, and activities

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.

—Carl Rogers

Nothing piques the interest of students more than a little change on the part of their teacher. Sometimes just wearing a new tie or getting a haircut gets students’ attention. But the changes suggested in this section have to do with changing your teaching models, teaching moves, and instructional activities.

Teaching models are “particular pattern[s] of instruction that [are] recognizable and consistent …[and have] particular values, goals, a rationale, and an orientation to how learning shall take place” (Saphier & Gower, 1997, p. 271). Models of teaching are often associated with particular theorists or researchers. For example, Roger ...

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