This book is designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and strategies they need to improve the reading skills of students who aren’t making adequate progress with regular classroom instruction. Based on the results of years of empirical research on reading instruction for students with disabilities, this book uses the framework of “focused intervention” to conceptualize how to help struggling students close the reading gap between them and their typical peers. In each chapter the research is examined, and effective instructional strategies are presented and discussed. Videos, interactive features, tables, charts, and lesson plans are all provided to make implementation easy. Each chapter closes with dozens of activities that can help students get the kind of engaging, hands-on practice they need to become proficient readers, and considerations for older readers and students with intellectual disabilities are reviewed as well. Demonstration videos of select instructional activities are available in two courses on iTunes U. These are free classes designed to compliment this textbook. Please download the iTunes U app and search titles: “Decoding and Fluency for Struggling Readers” and “Vocabulary and Comprehension for Struggling Readers”.
Best bang for your buck
I usually spend 20 to 30 bucks on academic books for reading instruction. This is the best one in my virtual library.
I used to teach sixth-grade and now teach dyslexic third-graders at my new school. Needless to say, I have mastered comprehension, from teaching older children, but I needed a crash course in phonemic awareness, phonics, and multi-syllabic rules.This book has researched evidence to back every claim. Gives a systematic and logical approach on what to teach first, second, third, etc. Yet, most importantly, is concise and to the point. There are a few sample lessons and inexpensive games to do with your students for each section. Even details and video links to demonstrate methods taught in Intervention.
I will always reference this book, and it will stay as my primary resource for Intervention methods and techniques.