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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 ...

Schedule Writing in Response to Reading on a Regular Basis
Schedule writing in response to reading on a regular basis

The benefits of … an emphasis on writing appear to be two-fold. First, students process information in a much clearer way when they are required to write an answer. They write to think and thus gain an opportunity to clarify their own thought processes. Second, teachers have the opportunity to gain rich and complex diagnostic information about why students respond to an academic challenge the way that they do.

—Reeves (2004, p. 190)

Expect all students to write in response to reading content text according to a regular schedule. The burning question is “How often?” The simple answer is “As often as you can.” The benefits for student ...

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