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The versatile and practical handbook to promote students' literacy and learning!

Scores of children across the country do not read with comprehension, and literacy has become a national priority. In Literacy Matters, internationally recognized author, educational coach, and consultant Robin Fogarty defines and reviews 15 practical literacy approaches that teachers can use across all content areas and grade levels to help students develop essential literacy skills. This user-friendly resource provides strategies for immediate implementation with an overview of the research and best practices associated with each strategy.

With an easy-to-use menu that enables teachers to select the specific strategies they want to use to boost content-area literacy and comprehension, this valuable guide explores proven instructional methods such as

Teaching metacognitive student thinking; Creating literature circles; Involving parents and community; Tapping into prior knowledge; Using technology to impact literacy acquisition

Put these strategies to use in your classroom, and watch as your students improve their reading and comprehension, and apply these tools for success across content areas and in their lives!

Mediate with Early Intervention Strategies
Mediate with early intervention strategies

As discussed earlier, the concept that “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” is the essence of the research findings called the Matthews Effect (Stanovich, 1986). Over time, good readers read more and more, and poor readers read less and less or not at all. The gap between them in terms of achievement continues to widen. Stop the madness! Intervene in creative and purposeful ways before the gap widens any more.

Teachers must commit to use what they know about the teaching-learning process to help students conquer reading challenges. Intervention in the literacy instruction process does not mean “Teach it louder and slower.” It does not mean “Send them to summer school.” It does not ...

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