Catch a Falling Reader
- Connie R. Hebert - National Literacy Consultant
At-Risk | Literacy, K-12 | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
"Hebert is a literacy luminary. In this book, she provides the inspiration, moral purpose, and practical strategies that will help teachers across the country develop a generation of lifelong readers, writers, and thinkers."
—Gaeton F. Stella, Superintendent
Woodbridge School District, CT
Catch EVERY falling reader by giving students the confidence and skills to soar!
Well-known consultant and trainer Connie R. Hebert offers reader-friendly, research-based strategies that can open up academic and social opportunities for youngsters by catching reading and writing inadequacies before bad habits and low self-esteem develop. The second edition illustrates how to:
- Stimulate students' interest in reading through innovative teaching techniques
- Promote healthy reading habits through repetition and modeling
- Break the cycle of poor reading habits by identifying common mistakes of young readers
- Foster well-adjusted, social individuals through increased fluency and positive reinforcement
Catch a Falling Reader, Second Edition, inspires teachers and coaches as they strive to improve the confidence and performance of struggling readers in kindergarten and the primary grades.
"Filled with a ton of easy-to-implement strategies that will make reading fun for ALL readers! Inspiring…makes you want to become a better teacher!"
"The author's engaging voice and the book's reader-friendly format, solid research, and theory-based advice and suggestions combine to make a terrific teacher resource."
"Any teacher will benefit from reading this book and having resources for where to go to learn more about these concepts."
"A book dedicated to teachers who care about all kids and want to be effective teachers of struggling readers. This is definitely a book all teachers and administrators should read, tab, and keep handy on their desks."
"Well organized, with many suggestions or ideas that can be used in any classroom. The book goes beyond the five components of literacy to the practices that effective teachers are striving for each and every day."
"These strategies and suggestions will be easy to implement in the classroom. Teachers will appreciate that!"
"Hebert is a literacy luminary in our nation today. In this book, she provides the inspiration, moral purpose, and practical strategies that will help parents and teachers throughout the country develop a generation of lifelong readers, writers, and thinkers. The message throughout the book is that every child can succeed."
“In our busy professional lives, we often do not have the time to read all we should about our craft. This book fits the practitioner's style and life, providing gentle reminders, new ideas, and thought-provoking strategies in a user friendly format.”
"The feel good guide of the year for teachers and parents who tirelessly strive for new heights of mastery in their children's comprehension of the written word. Strategies for immediate improvement with parables for success in life...a must-read!"
"Hebert's book is as engaging as her personality. It grabs you with everyday examples that have become her hallmark, enabling the reader to see the analogy and think about change."