Reading for Academic Success: Powerful Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers, Grades 7-12

Reading for Academic Success: Powerful Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers, Grades 7-12
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Students' mastery of subject matter rests heavily upon their ability to read proficiently. Likewise, a teacher's capacity to cover all the material in a course and cultivate successful learners depends largely on the students' reading skills, as these skills are inextricably linked to problem solving, critical thinking, writing, researching, organizing ideas, reasoning, and creativity.

Through specific examples, real-life scenarios, diagrams, and detailed guidelines, this book vividly conveys the most fundamental and effective means to boost student learning and teacher performance. The wealth of easy-to-use strategies and the authors' warm and encouraging tone further enhance the easy integration of the valuable information provided.

Key features include:

  • Exploration of the seven core reading challenges—and corresponding strategies for success
  • Tips for tailoring each strategy to distinct disciplines, from science and mathematics to English and social studies
  • A Strategies for Struggling Readers" section in each chapter that highlights ways to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities and other special needs
  • Practical applications that implement and reinforce research findings, including the five common characteristics of successful readers
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