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When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 (edition 2002)

by Kylene Beers

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Member:benuathanasia
Title:When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12
Authors:Kylene Beers
Info:Heinemann (2002), Paperback, 400 pages
Collections:Your library, Read 2013
Rating:****
Tags:nonfiction, reference, education, teacher book, teaching

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This book makes me feel overwhelmed and wholly inadequate as a teacher, but if offers a wealth of ideas a resources to use to overhaul, supplement, or compliment a high school/middle school ELA class. ( )
  benuathanasia | Jan 6, 2013 |
Summary: Many middle and high school teachers are understandably confused about what to do when confronted with a student whose reading or comprehension levels are very low. Kylene Beers lays out many different ways to not only understand the students who have low reading and/or comprehension levels, but also what to do to help them improve.

Use and appropriateness in a HS classroom (teaching material): This book is more of an invaluable resource to teachers who are baffled about what to do when they have even just one low-level reader in their classroom. Beers provides both methods and activities to encourage better reading, including reading for enjoyment, though some activities may not be appropriate for high schoolers. Most activities can be easily adapted for different reasons, including skill level or subject differences. Many of these methods and activities are even appropriate for a whole class of mixed-level students, because what helps a low-level reader is most likely going to help out a higher-level reader as well. ( )
  crimsonsonata | Oct 27, 2010 |
This text contains useful strategies that teachers of all subjects can use to help student improve their reading. It identifies the different aspects students struggle with and ways to improve their skills.

It is very useful for college students and teachers. It explains real life situations teachers encounter and the ways they can improve their curriculum to help their students excel.
  garrasir | Sep 28, 2010 |
Beers offers a comprehensive set of instructional materials for MS students who may struggle with reading. Based on research in cognitive and behavioral psychology, the teaching methods have been developed in years of her own classroom practice. Readable, easy to use, and great for a quick guide to reaching students. ( )
  cushmane | Oct 9, 2008 |
This book is a must have for teachers of any grade level or content area. Beers' writing is accessible and presented in an user friendly format. Her practicaly suggestions for teachers who are trying to help their students read better are succinct and easily implemented. ( )
  hlsabnani | Sep 6, 2007 |
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This book is dedicated to Bonnie singer, my mom, for being a lighthouse in my life; Ed Farrell for remaining my teacher long after the semester ended; and George for showing me what happens when kids can't read.
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"If I had to recommend just one book to middle and secondary teachers working to support struggling readers, this would have to be the book. When Kids Can't Read, What Teachers Can Do is a comprehensive handbook filled with practical strategies that teachers of all subjects can use to make reading skills transparent and accessible to adolescents. Bending theory with practice throughout, Kylene Beers moves teachers from assessment to instruction - from describing dependent reading behaviours to suggesting ways to help students with vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, work recognition, response to text, and so much more. But it's not just the strategies that make this book so valuable. It's the invitations to "step inside a classroom" and eavesdrop on teacher/student interactions. It's the student profiles, the "if/then" charts, the extensive booklists and, of course, the experiences of a brilliant reading teacher. This is simply the best book published to date to support struggling adolescent readers!"

Gillda Leitenberg, District-wide Coordinator, English/Literacy Toronto District School Board

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:19 -0400)

For Kylene Beers, the question of what to do when kids can't read surfaced in 1979 when she met and began teaching a boy named George. When George's parents asked her to explain why he couldn't read and how she could help, Beers, a secondary certified English teacher with no background in reading, realized she had little to offer. That moment sent her on a twenty-three-year search for answers to the question: How do we help middle and high schoolers who can't read? Now, she shares what she has learned and shows teachers how to help struggling readers with comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word recognition, and motivation. Filled with student transcripts, detailed strategies, reproducible material, and extensive booklists, Beers' guide to teaching reading both instructs and inspires.… (more)

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