Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for Primary Grades.DIFFERENTIATED READING INSTRUCTION: Strategies for Primary Grades. Sharon Sharon, city, United States
Sharon (shâr`ən), city (1990 pop. 17,493), Mercer co., NW Pa., on the Shenango River, near the Ohio line; settled c.1800, inc. as a city 1920. Walpole Walpole, industrial town (1990 pop. 20,212), Norfolk co., E Mass., SW of Boston; settled 1659, inc. 1724. Textiles and paper products are the chief manufactures. Walpole is the site of a state prison. & Michael Michael, archangel
Michael (mī`kəl) [Heb.,=who is like God?], archangel prominent in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. In the Bible and early Jewish literature, Michael is one of the angels of God's presence. C. McKenna McKenna is usually a surname, and may refer to
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of : The Guilford Guilford (gĭl`fərd), town (1990 pop. 19,848), New Haven co., S Conn., on Long Island Sound; founded 1639. Fishing, agriculture, and tourism are economically important. Guilford lies in an area that includes several summer shore communities. Press, 2007. 180 pp. $24.00. Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades could be the answer to effective reading instruction in the primary grades. Throughout the book, Sharon Walpole and Michael McKenna urge teachers, literacy coaches, reading specialists, principals, and district curriculum specialists to plan and be flexible. They also provide a conceptual map to help readers make plans for individual students, groups of students, and whole-class instruction. The authors engaged in what they called "trial by fire" experiments to ensure that the concepts introduced in this book will help support gains in student achievement in reading.
This work lends itself to helping design a daily literacy block that is sensible and sensitive to all students' learning styles. Students have diverse learning needs, and some require accelerated literacy development within regular reading instruction. The authors are both professors of reading, and they have drawn from their extensive experience in reading to develop a book that takes into account both the theory and what they know to be good practice. Walpole and McKenna have expertise in comprehension comprehension
Act of or capacity for grasping with the intellect. The term is most often used in connection with tests of reading skills and language abilities, though other abilities (e.g., mathematical reasoning) may also be examined. in content settings, reading attitudes, classroom and school level correlates of student achievement, beginning reading, and schools engaged in improvement efforts. They spent several years working with teachers, reading specialists, reading coaches, and administrators to determine the concerns that these individuals have about providing effective reading instruction. The book provides an array of strategies to help differentiate reading instruction for the primary grades. The main goal of this book is to provide resources for meeting students' individual learning needs in order to continue fostering reading achievement.
This work is geared toward educators who provide instruction in reading for primary students. I think the book has many positive elements that provide structure and direction to differentiating reading instruction. The book is a resource to use when planning reading instruction if you have limited access to reading strategies or limited knowledge of how to teach reading. I found the book's first two chapters--on the general knowledge of reading and assessments--to have the most useful information. These two chapters will help you identify which strategies in the remaining chapters you will wish to incorporate in your reading program. I highly recommend this book as an additional resource of instructional ideas. Reviewed by Natre Key, 4th-grade teacher, Miami Gardens Elementary School elementary school: see school. , Miami Gardens, FL.