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Title:
Reading for academic success : powerful strategies for struggling, average, and advanced readers, grades 7-12
Author:
Strong, Richard W., 1946-
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761978336

9780761978343
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

`Not just for reading teachers, this book is ideal for all secondary content areas. Each chapter includes a wealth of resources including powerful reading strategies, vivid classroom examples, and ′Strategies for Struggling Readers′ sections to help close the achievement gap between proficient and at-risk students′ - Rachel Billmeyer, Educational Consultant

Secondary teachers will have a valuable resource in their classroom with this book. The authors show how students can become high achievers and more thoughtful readers with the strategies and skills offered in this book.

Reading is an essential skill in our culture, and these skills can be improved upon using the specific examples of application and organization that are laid out in easy-to-understand language in this book. Using lots of examples, stories, and diagrams, each chapter guides the reader through the process of improving their reading skills.


Table of Contents

Preface: The A+ Reader
About the Authors
1 The Challenge of Textbook Reading
2 Becoming a Thoughtful Note Maker
3 Managing and Mastering Vocabulary
4 Reading Beyond the Information Given: Thinking and Reading in the Content Areas
5 Turning Questions Into Quests
6 The Reading-Writing Connection
7 Reading Styles: The Key to Reading Success
References
Index