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Struggling Readers: Assessment and Instruction in Grades K-6


reviewed by Laura May - 2004

coverTitle: Struggling Readers: Assessment and Instruction in Grades K-6
Author(s): Ernest Balajthy and Sally Lipa-Wade
Publisher: Guilford Press, New York
ISBN: 1572308524, Pages: 285, Year: 2003
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In their book Struggling Readers: Assessment and Instruction in Grades K-6, Ernest Balajthy and Sally Lipa-Wade provide one way to address the important issue of what to do with students who read below grade level. As educators focus their attention on how to reach the needs of every single student, many schools and districts are focusing their attention on ways to help those children who read below grade level. This book is complete with detailed case study examples, and all readers will find the broad range of assessment devices provided in the appendix useful. But the authors attempt a difficult goal: to place all below-level readers into three categories. Once teachers or reading specialists have placed students into one of these categories, the authors prescribe specific teaching interventions that will most effectively help the reader. Catch-on, catch-up, and stalled—You may wonder what Ernest Balajthy and Sally Lipa-Wade are describing? I initially thought it could be cars, or maybe races. But no, it is children that... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 8, 2004, p. 1535-1538
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11307, Date Accessed: 9/28/2020 9:31:17 PM

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  • Laura May
    University of Texas at Austin
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    LAURA MAY is a reading specialist at a Title I school outside of Houston. She holds a Masters degree from the University of Texas Austin in the Dept. of Language and Literacy. Her primary interests include reading intervention strategies, literacy practices for second-language learners, and improving literacy schoolwide.
 
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