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A former middle grades teacher, McKenna (reading, Georgia Southern U., Savannah) has published several books and some 100 articles on various literacy topics. This practical text will help teachers select appropriate instructional strategies for students in the upper- elementary and middle grades. McKenna includes research-based strategies for decoding, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and questioning. Each chapter includes a review of techniques for working on specific skills; straightforward, reproducible materials and instructions for use in the classroom; and a list of resources for further reading. For practicing teachers, reading professionals, and undergraduate and graduate education students.
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Synopsis:

This practical book presents an array of research-based instructional strategies for use with struggling readers in the upper-elementary and middle grades. It is filled with proven ideas for engaging students and developing the key components of successful reading: vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Each chapter reviews techniques for working on specific skills, provides needed materials and teacher-friendly instructional tips, and lists suggestions for further reading. The book's utility is enhanced by its convenient 8½" x 11" format and numerous reproducible charts, graphic organizer templates, and activities.

About the Author

Michael C. McKenna, PhD, a former middle grades teacher, is currently Professor of Reading at Georgia Southern University in Savannah. He visits schools almost every day and has long been interested in identifying teaching strategies that really work in challenging classrooms. Dr. McKenna has published 7 books and more than 100 articles, and his research has been sponsored by the National Reading Research Center (NRRC) and the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Understanding Struggling Readers

A Stage Perspective

Three Struggling Readers

Assessment and Instruction

Design of This Volume

Section 1. Decoding Strategies

Guiding Principles of Teaching Decoding

Phonics in the Upper Grades

Tape-Recorded Text

Electronic Books

Section 2. Fluency Strategies

Guiding Principles of Teaching Fluency

Effective Fluency Methods

Classwide Peer Tutoring

Self-Selected Reading

Section 3. Vocabulary Strategies

Guiding Principles of Teaching Vocabulary

Feature Analysis

Graphic Organizers Semantic Maps

Vocabulary Venns

Semantic Scales

List\n-Group\n-Label

Concept Sorts

Vocabulary Clusters

Silly Questions

Possible Sentences

Section 4. Comprehension Lesson Formats

Guiding Principles of Teaching Reading Comprehension

Directed Reading Activity

Directed Reading\n-Thinking Activity

K-W-L

Listen\n-Read\n-Discuss

Section 5. Questioning Strategies

Levels of Questions

Question\n-Answer Relationships

Between the Lines (Inferential Reproducibles)

Question Clusters

Reciprocal Questioning

Questioning the Author

Section 6. Other Comprehension Strategies

Specific Skill Approaches

Walk-Throughs

Think-Alouds

Imaging

Teaching with Analogies

Charting New Territory

Guiding Notes

Reading Guides

Anticipation Guides

Reciprocal Teaching

Guided Reading in Textual Settings

Summary Writing

Cloze Venns

Riddles

Puzzlers

20 More Ideas for Inferential Comprehension

Section 7. Suggested Professional Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572307605
Author:
McKenna, Michael C.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Author:
McKenna, Michael C.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Elementary
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Language Experience Approach
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Reading (elementary)
Subject:
Reading -- Remedial teaching -- United States.
Subject:
Reading (Elementary) -- United States.
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading & Phonics
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy (Paperback)
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 to 13

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This practical book presents an array of research-based instructional strategies for use with struggling readers in the upper-elementary and middle grades. It is filled with proven ideas for engaging students and developing the key components of successful reading: vocabulary, comprehension, word recognition, and fluency. Each chapter reviews techniques for working on specific skills, provides needed materials and teacher-friendly instructional tips, and lists suggestions for further reading. The book's utility is enhanced by its convenient 8½" x 11" format and numerous reproducible charts, graphic organizer templates, and activities.

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