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Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers K-6

reviewed by Nancy Witherell - January 28, 2008

coverTitle: Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers K-6
Author(s): Barbara M. Taylor and James E. Ysseldyke
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807748218, Pages: 272, Year: 2007
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Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers, K-6 is not only a title of a new book edited by Barbara M. Taylor and James E. Ysseldyke (2007), but also, no doubt, a pursuit of educators since the beginning of modern education. “What constitutes effective instruction in reading?” is a question the editors and authors of this volume try to answer as they elaborate on reading practices they have created, researched and/or nurtured into effective, and strategic instruction for struggling readers. The book is comprehensive in its design as it encompasses effective classroom reading practices that can go beyond K-6, and concludes with a section that astutely takes the reader into the importance of effective schoolwide practices. This text may be read in its entirety or by sections of interest. Additionally, this book is meant for more than reading, as each chapter contains questions for reflection and discussion - the authors’ subtle approach... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 28, 2008
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  • Nancy Witherell
    Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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    NANCY WITHERELL, Ed. D. is a Professor of Reading and Chairperson of the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Nancy holds a doctorate of education from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Her most recent publications include The Guided Reading Classroom: How to Keep Students Working Constructively (Heinemann, 2007) and the co-authored Teaching Vocabulary Through Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers (Scholastic, 2007). Additionally, Nancy presents at national and regional conferences, is a board member of the New England Reading Association, the Massachusetts Reading Association, and a member of the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee of the International Reading Association.
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