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Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading

Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading
Achieving High Rapid Reading Gains With Powerful, Differentiated Strategies

First Edition
  • Marie Carbo - National Reading Styles Institute, Syosset, NY

September 2007 | 248 pages | Corwin
Use this 'failure-free' approach to improve test scores and help all students enjoy reading!Are you looking for strategies that make learning to read easier and more fun for your students while bringing about significant increases in their performance results? Literacy expert Marie Carbo pairs identifying each learner's unique reading style with a wide range of differentiated strategies to help all learners experience greater reading success.Using these research-based methods, both novice and experienced teachers can increase reading achievement with all learners, including those who are at-risk, older, or have special needs, as well as English Language Learners. The author offers practical assistance for implementing strategies that meet the requirements of NCLB, Title I, Reading First, and many state initiatives. This teacher-friendly resource includes recommendations for:Closing the academic gap by focusing on learning strengthsIncreasing readers' confidence and creativity Accommodating students with special needs Using reading labs with older students A powerful tool for nurturing a love of reading, Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading not only strengthens students' reading comprehension and increases their reading motivation and enjoyment, but also helps ensure their continuing academic success.
About the Author
1. Believe All Students Can Learn
2. Understand 12 Guiding Principles
3. Focus on Comprehension and Enjoyment
4. Identify Natural Strengths
5. Teach to Natural Strengths
6. Use the Continuum of Assisted Reading Methods
7. Use the Carbo Recording Method
8. Provide Opportunities for Active Learning
9. Design Student-Responsive Environments
10. Reduce Visual Dyslexia
11. Accommodate Students With Special Needs
12. Prepare Students for Tests
Epilogue. Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading
Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. U.S. Reading Achievement
Appendix C. Reading Styles Research
Appendix D. Learning Styles Research
Appendix E. Reading Style Inventory

"Literacy is the key that opens doors for our children. This book provides effective, research-based strategies that ensure that ALL students receive the gift of literacy from their teachers."

Patricia Apfel, Literacy Coach
Marion Elementary School, MI

"Illustrates clearly how it is possible for every child to learn to read. The implications for literacy instruction are phenomenal!"

Tamala Lea Martin, Principal
Summit Elementary School, Ashland, KY

"This book should be a textbook for all teachers of reading. Our entire school has used these effective practices and seen gains in reading every year. We have closed the gap between Caucasian and African American students, and many of our K–2 non-English-speaking students have achieved on-grade level reading scores within 1–2 years at our school. Simply amazing! We are now a powerful professional community of teachers who realize that we are very good at what we do."

Debra Collins Culbreth, Principal
Ocean City Elementary School, Fort Walton Beach, FL

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