40 Ways to Support Struggling Readers in Content Classrooms, Grades 6-12
- Elaine K. McEwan - The McEwan-Adkins Group
"The book's major strengths are its ease of use and the range of approaches to address many different reading issues. You can read straight through for a host of ideas, or you can pinpoint exactly which kind of strategy to explore."
—Kristie Mary Betts, English Teacher
Peak to Peak High School, Lafayette, CO
"Bottom line: This book is reader friendly! Teachers in the content areas can quickly and easily find specific ideas to help students."
—Barbara L. Townsend, Reading Specialist
Elkhorn Area School District, WI
Help for students who are overwhelmed, feel confused, can't remember, lack language skills, or just don't get it.
In today's era of accountability, teachers are expected to help all secondary students understand complex concepts and ideas and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes tests. To promote success for struggling readers in all content areas, expert educator Elaine K. McEwan offers 40 user-friendly and easy-to-implement strategies in an invaluable text that includes three tables of contents (traditional, topical, and problem-solving) formatted for quick and easy reference.
Each of the 40 research-based and classroom-tested techniques features:
- An intriguing quotation or definition to grab your attention
- A brief description of the method and suggestions for implementation
- Recommended resources to gain a more in-depth understanding of the method
- Research citations to demonstrate the power of the method to get results
Offering cross-references and advance organizers throughout, this book provides the specific yet comprehensive information you need to support all students with reading difficulties.
"The format is easy to understand. Content-area teachers can quickly and easily find specific ideas to help students. Bottom line: This book is reader-friendly!"
"The book’s major strengths are its ease of use and the range of approaches to address many different reading issues. You can read straight through for a host of ideas or you can pinpoint exactly which kind of strategy to explore."
"The parallel structure of each chapter helps the reader anticipate what is coming next by modeling a key reading strategy."
"A key ingredient for success for any teacher who would help students using tested classroom techniques."
"This straightforward, no-nonsense book lives up to its title."
This book has proved to be a great resource for EDUC 216. It offers a comprehensive list of ways on how to teach reading.