Synopses & Reviews
Each struggling reader has a unique combination of strengths and areas that require targeted instruction. Through their work with teachers and children in an after-school tutoring program, the authors have identified six types of struggling readers and offer here suggestions for assessment and instruction for each type. The book imparts lessons learned from the tutoring program that are applicable to the classroom and beyond, suggesting how teachers can reach out to and involve parents, caregivers, and families.
Offering an overview of the Master's in Literacy program at Hunter College, the authors share its special features including parental and familial involvement, and presents six profiles of struggling readers and successful intervention strategies. The program allows one-to-one tutoring time as well as a community time for small group instruction.
About the Author
Deborah Ann Jensen is an Associate Professor in the graduate Literacy Program at Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.Jennifer A. Tuten is the Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and an Associate Professor at Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.
Table of Contents
Unique Qualities of Literacy Space
Kouki: An English Language Learner
Matthew: A Delayed Reader
Samuel: A Disengaged Reader
CJ: A Decoder
Hannah: Possible Learning Disabilities
Gabby: An Older Struggling Reader
Bringing It to Your Classroom