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Featuring vignettes, graphic organizers, instructional strategies, up-to-date research, and more, this updated bestseller helps educators understand the most effective ways to teach all students to read.

Reading a Lot
Reading a lot

I firmly believe in the power of reading a lot to improve the word and world knowledge of students as well as their comprehension. Between 1983 and 1991, when the students in my K–6 elementary school increased the amount of time they spent reading every year, our library's circulation figures and our school's standardized test scores went up in tandem every year except one. Of course, I cannot say with certainty what percentage of our achievement gains was due to increased voluntary reading by our students and what percentage was ...

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