Teaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach by Douglas W. CarnineTeaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach by Douglas W. Carnine

Teaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach

byDouglas W. Carnine, Jerry Silbert, Edward J. Kame'enui

Paperback | July 11, 2005

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Teaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach is designed to provide specific information to assist educators in being effective teachers of reading with all of their students.

This three-part book provides information on incorporating instructional design and delivery principles into daily instruction for students at the beginning and primary stages of reading.  It discusses:

  • Structuring initial teaching procedures so teaching presentations are clear and foster a high degree of interaction between teachers and students.
  • Using language and demonstration techniques that can be understood by all students.
  • Sequencing the instruction of reading content to ensure essential skills and knowledge are taught in an aligned and coherent manner.
  • Using techniques that provide adequate practice and review for students in developing high levels of fluency and accuracy.
Title:Teaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.1 × 7.5 × 0.85 inPublished:July 11, 2005Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0131707329

ISBN - 13:9780131707320

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Foundations

Chapter 1: Overview of Struggling Readers and At-risk students

Chapter 2: Instructional Materials: Essential Features of Effective Reading Programs

Chapter 3: Explicit and Systematic Instructional Design

Chapter 4: Explicit and Systematic Lesson Presentation Techniques

Part 2: Instruction

Chapter 5: Phonemic and Phonological Awareness

Chapter 6: Overview of Phonics Instruction

Chapter 7: Letter-Sound Correspondence - Beginning Stage

Chapter 8: Letter-Sound Correspondence - Primary Stage

Chapter 9: Word Reading- Beginning Stage

Chapter 10: Phonics and Word Attack During Primary Stage

Chapter 11: Overview of Fluency 

Chapter 12: Passage Reading During the Beginning Reading Stage

Chapter 13: Story Reading and Fluency Development— Primary Stage

Chapter 14: Overview of Vocabulary Instruction

Chapter 15: Vocabulary Instruction During the Beginning Stage

Chapter 16: Vocabulary Instruction During Primary Stage

Chapter 17:  Overview of Reading Comprehension Instruction

Chapter 18: Beginning Comprehension Instruction

Chapter 19: Comprehension Instruction for Primary Level

PART 3: Organizing the Classroom and School for Reading Instruction

Chapter 20: Overview

Chapter 21: Classroom Instruction in Kindergarten

Chapter 22: Classroom Instruction in First Grade

Chapter 23: Classroom Instruction in Second and Third Grade

Appendix A: Word Lists

Appendix B: Oral Language Screening Test and Record Form

Appendix C: Beginning Phonics Assessment

Appendix D: Primary Phonics Assessment