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This is a helpful resource for working with struggling readers in all settings I walked away with practical strategies to implement both in one on one tutoring sessions and in my classroom this fall Notable takeaways 1 Struggling readers needtime to read books at their level That seems like common sense, but our struggling students are often given books that are too advanced for them to read independently In schools, they are often pulled for teacher directed support during read to s This is a helpful resource for working with struggling readers in all settings I walked away with practical strategies to implement both in one on one tutoring sessions and in my classroom this fall Notable takeaways 1 Struggling readers needtime to read books at their level That seems like common sense, but our struggling students are often given books that are too advanced for them to read independently In schools, they are often pulled for teacher directed support during read to self times, thus allowing them almost no time to read enjoyable texts on their own 2 Our readers needexplicit comprehension instruction As a whole, this is a weakness for many educators Simply assessing recall or using comprehension worksheets will not lead to meaningful comprehension Students need explicit demonstrations of the comprehension strategies that literate people use when they read, i.e activating prior knowledge, summarizing, imagery, question generating, thinking aloud I spoke to a physician that teaches at a local medical school, and she reported that reading comprehension struggles are a growing challenge among medical students These are incredibly bright students that have managed to successfully excel through years of formal education, but they are struggling to comprehend extensive medical texts This should motivate us to take a closer look at how we teach comprehension to all readers [[ Free E-pub ]] ↞ What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs ☟ US students rank th in reading dead last of all the English speaking nations on the list provided by Allington U of Tennessee, Knoxville In this text for potential researchers, he focuses on what the US needs to learn if it is to have half a chance at meeting the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act ofHe describes the characteristic I have mixed feelings about this book on one hand, it s obvious that Allington knows his stuff He s got some astounding statistics about the various levels of reading success in our current system, and the environmental effects on children s reading ability He offers a ton of suggestions for creating both meaningful and effective reading programs in schools Although I m not an educator in an administrative role, I can see the value of the knowledge that he provides in this book.However, I a I have mixed feelings about this book on one hand, it s obvious that Allington knows his stuff He s got some astounding statistics about the various levels of reading success in our current system, and the environmental effects on children s reading ability He offers a ton of suggestions for creating both meaningful and effective reading programs in schools Although I m not an educator in an administrative role, I can see the value of the knowledge that he provides in this book.However, I almost feel like some of the advice he gives such as offering extended day programs for struggling readers is great in theory, but not so effective in practice They ve started a similar extended day program where I live, and I ve heard mixed reviews I know that kids that are struggling to read at grade level needpractice at reading, but I m not sure that extending an already six hour school day to eight hours isn t going to make kidsexcited to read In fact, I think it might even result in school burnout because we already have seen in other cultures, such as Asia, in which school burnout is a very real thing and a decrease in family time If children aren t getting home until say, 5 30 6 00, they only have a few hours after mealtime for personal destress and family activities before bed Doesn t sound ideal to me, especially because we re hearingandin American media about how overscheduling young children can actually be detrimental to them Anyway, that was my soapbox, feel free to ignore In summary, I think there are a lot of good ideas in this book, but I m still left a little concerned What a fabulous book The text is rich with discussion points and suggested strategies Allington states that in order for kids to grow as readers, they need at least 90 minutes of reading during their school day That s actual reading, not filling in worksheets, listening to someone else read, or struggling though material that is far above their current reading level A few of the many useful ideas for teaching include having students read to younger kids so that they don t feel self conscious What a fabulous book The text is rich with discussion points and suggested strategies Allington states that in order for kids to grow as readers, they need at least 90 minutes of reading during their school day That s actual reading, not filling in worksheets, listening to someone else read, or struggling though material that is far above their current reading level A few of the many useful ideas for teaching include having students read to younger kids so that they don t feel self conscious about reading books that are aimed at a younger crowd, Echo Reading in which the teacher reads a paragraph and then the student reads it back to the teacher , and having kids record themselves as they read a passage to self critique and then try again This is compelling book for educators interested in improving reading instruction and offers as strong critique coupled with suggestions for improvement Really stresses the necessity of high volume, access, and choice of what kids read It makes me want to hit the restart button on my career as an educator. Allington includes refreshing opinions but also lots of research informed recommendations for developing reading programs This book is a definite recommendation for anyone who is in the process of developing a reading program, reading teachers, and anyone else interested in literacy education. This book starts from the very beginnings and reviews history and the data on reading achievement though it wasn t new to me it was a good reminder Richard knows the reading research and right now is discussing the importance of having kids read a lot. A ton of great information It validated a lot of what I believe and challenged some of my ideas.Kids need BOOKS THEY CAN READ They need time to read We need to see them as kids, with their own needs, challenges and strengths. This is a must read book for teachers and administrators. It made me feel very good about what we already do, but also gave me lots to think about