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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!

Extend Reading to Encourage Flexible Reading
Extend reading to encourage flexible reading

Good readers read extensively. They read in a variety of settings: silently and mentally to themselves, orally to and with others, and in school with guided reading in groups using particular cueing strategies. Good readers read fiction and nonfiction. They read fiction in many ways through different kinds of literature (called genres) that might include the following: poetry, novels, short stories, folktales, fairytales, tall tales, children's stories, adventure stories, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, and three-act plays.

Good readers read all kinds of nonfiction as well. They read biographies and autobiographies, memoirs, articles, essays, critiques and reviews, newspaper editorials and features, and political commentary. They read pamphlets, instruction manuals, brochures, newsletters, ...

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