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Teach them to read : catching the kids who fall through the cracks
McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K., 1941-
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xviii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm

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LB1573 .M1667 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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`This book is so valuable! I would recommend it to any educator or parent. Elaine McEwan hits all the important points, supports them with research, and still makes the book reader-friendly!′- Jeannie Wanzek, Research Assistant Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts, University of Texas, Austin

`Teach Them ALL to Read examines the top ten fallacies in current reading instruction that contribute to reading failure in our schools. It gives me insights into current research, effective strategies and the piece of the literacy puzzle that must be in place so that every child in school learns to read′ - Kathy Ryan, Reading Specialist Rockwood School District ,Ellisville, MO

Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks is aimed at all teachers, providing them with a short course in the most current reading research regarding how students learn to read. Author Elaine McEwan emphasizes that learning to read is only the first step; students must also develop fluency, acquire cognitive strategies, and continue to read to deepen their knowledge and understanding. Teach Them ALL to Read urges teachers to focus on the variables at work in their classrooms and provides them with a foundation from which to make informed decision regarding their student′s personal needs. With the foundation laid and specific needs identified, the variables affecting reading abilities can be altered to create a reading culture and make a huge difference in reading achievement.

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Choice Review

McEwan's latest book has an appropriate balance of classroom-tested tips and research and theory on reading. The message is that we can teach every child to read. Chapters are built around the pieces of the reading puzzle: phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, a reading culture, language, fluency, knowledge, and cognitive strategies. The knowledge and experience of former teacher, media specialist, and principal McEwan are evident in her clear and straightforward presentation. She builds the need for focused reading instruction and explains how teachers and administrators can improve students' reading abilities. A must-have for teachers, student teachers, and academic libraries supporting reading programs. S. Woods Harvard University

Table of Contents

About the Author
1 Falling Through the Cracks
2 Developing an Action Plan: Read, Focus, and Reflect
3 Putting the Code Pieces in Place
4 Fluency: The Forgotten Piece of the Reading Puzzle
5 The Meaning Pieces: Language, Knowledge, and Cognitive Strategies
6 Putting It All Together: Reading a Lot
7 Snapshots of Success: Classrooms and Schools That Work
8 Putting the Final Piece in Place: Creating a Pervasive and Persuasive Reading Culture
Resource A Phonics Readers
Resource B Brain-Based Reading: Cognitive Strategies to Raise Reading Achievement
Resource C Project PRIDE
Resource D The "I Do It, We Do It, You Do It" Lesson Sequence
Resource E Checklists and Forms to Help You Build a Reading Culture