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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 ...

Teach Students How to Search and Select
Teach students how to search and select

[Searching-selecting is] the finding of text, browsing through information, or collecting resources for the purposes of answering questions, solving problems, or gathering information.

—Guthrie and Kirsch (1987, p. 220)

Most educators have the sense that engaging in research or searching on the Internet about subjects currently under study in the classroom is the ideal way to attract distractible but computer-savvy students to the exploration and understanding of new concepts. Educators often assume that students who spend hours surfing the Internet must already know how to search, select, and detect. Consider the possibility, however, that the nonsequential and largely unedited nature of information on the Internet makes it far more challenging to understand than an ...

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