Edited by Walker, Barbara J.; Edited by Dybdahl, Claudia S.
This is the ideal resource for teachers working with K-6 students with little or no early literacy experiences, those with learning differences and various levels of proficiency in oral English, and those with distinct interests and talents that may be more or less aligned with school expectations-in short, the struggling readers who come into today's classrooms. In it teachers get practical help for providing the additional instructional support these students need to succeed. Included are profiles of actual students selected by the authors for their characteristics that are commonly observed by teachers in regular classroom settings who represent a larger proportion of the low-proficient readers found in typical elementary classrooms. The book's chapter covers a wealth of important topics and ready-to-use ideas for implementing sound instructional ideas in the K-6 classroom.