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Author Gaskins, Irene West.

Title Success with struggling readers : the Benchmark School approach / Irene West Gaskins ; foreword by Michael Pressley
Published New York : Guilford Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 264 pages) : illustrations
Series Solving problems in the teaching of literacy
Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.
Contents Searching for answers to the why and how of struggling readers -- Introduction to Benchmark's interactive learning model and person variables -- Exploring the strengths and challenges of struggling readers : personality -- Exploring the strengths and challenges of struggling readers : intelligence, physical development, and health -- The context for learning : teacher knowledge, classroom culture, and instruction -- The context for learning : sociocultural, task, and text variables -- Learning principles about the interaction of variables, explicit instruction, and social activity -- Learning principles that guide classroom instruction : developmental, motivational, and accountability issues -- Learning principles to share with students -- Strategies for reading words : teaching phonemic awareness, decoding, and fluency -- Activities that reinforce word detective practices -- Comprehension strategies -- Explicit explanations of comprehension strategies for grades 1-8 -- Rationale for teaching concepts, essential understandings, and knowledge structures -- Afterword : five major insights from 45 years of teaching struggling readers
Summary Instructional strategies and practical examples for helping struggling readers, supported by research and backed by 45 years of practice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Reading -- Remedial teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Benchmark School (Media, Pa.)
LC no. 2004027993
ISBN 1423771230 (electronic bk.)
1593851693 (paperback; alk. paper)
1593851707 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781423771234 (electronic bk.)
9781593851699 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781593851705 (cloth ; alk. paper)