Course No. ED430G, ED530G
Literacy Strategies for Grades 4 – 12 by Karen Tankersley is a great resource for teachers who need to help students improve understanding of textbooks and develop thinking skills critical to success in secondary education. It is rich in its ideas, and substantiates recommendations with excellent research. It deals both with skills and motivational needs of poor readers as they progress through the grades. There are many encouraging and interesting ideas to make the job of the secondary teacher more successful AND more lively.
This is the second book by Karen Tankersley, amplifying on her highly successful original book Threads of Reading: Strategies for Literacy Development, in which she explains that the teaching of reading is sequentially based, and continues to develop throughout school years. Her books are very readable, and her creative strategies make a teacher feel like getting started right away.
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- Acquired engaging and practical ways to help students work in textbooks containing complex vocabulary.
- Rekindled motivation and encouragement of 4-12 grade teachers who may not have had sufficient instruction in reading strategies and yet are responsible for helping all students with reading assignments in their subject areas.
- Acquired some special suggestions including on-line resources for teachers whose students include English-Language Learners.
Text cost is approximately $12.50 used from Amazon.