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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 Summarize
Teach students how to summarize

[In writing a summary], if you find yourself sticking to the original language and making only minor changes to the wording, then you probably don't understand [what you have read].

—University of Washington Psychology Writing Center (2006, p. 2)

You can never do too much modeling and practicing of summarizing for and with students. It is one of the most important cognitive strategies in terms of academic success, and it requires mindful and skilled reading. Recall the sample lesson for teaching summarizing found in Instructional Aid 1.3.

There are numerous instructional activities to facilitate the development of summarizing, but in the end, as noted in the foregoing quotation, summarizing is dependent on the reader's comprehension of the text. If ...

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