"The clear explanations and examples make the book easy to read and understand so strategies can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This text will be an excellent addition to any teacher's professional library."
—Carol Gallegos, Literacy Coach
Hanford Elementary School District, CA
Give your elementary school students the tools to become thoughtful, high-achieving readers!
Strong reading skills are critical for students as they progress through the grade levels and face the reading challenges of the 21st century. Using research-based, differentiated strategies, Richard W. Strong, Harvey F. Silver, and Matthew J. Perini show how you can teach average or low-performing readers to become A+ readers who can comprehend, analyze, and summarize different kinds of texts.
Starting with a concise overview of recent research on successful readers, the authors explore seven key areas and corresponding strategies to help all readers achieve at high levels: identifying the main idea, reading fluency, vocabulary, inferential reading, questioning techniques, informal writing, and reading styles.
Complementing the best-selling Reading for Academic Success for grades 7–12, this hands-on guide features:
- Practical applications that can be used across content areas and to support individual learning styles
- The five common characteristics of A+ readers and special tips for nurturing those abilities in all students
- Recommendations and tools for helping English Language Learners and students with special needs
- Examples of student work and reproducible graphic organizers
Expressly designed for elementary school teachers, Reading for Academic Success, Grades 2–6, offers proven methods that can produce significant gains for all students and far-reaching results for your school!