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Improving Reading is perhaps the most comprehensive, useful reading resource available. It is full of ideas for professionals who work with whole classes, individual students, or groups of students. The eight chapters correlate with the main components of a comprehensive reading curriculum and the Common Core. Sections within each chapter provide teaching interventions, strategies, activities, and resources to help students overcome specific reading problems or to achieve the Common Core standards.
Improving Writing: Resources, Strategies, and Assessments, by well-known and trusted authors Susan Davis Lenski and Jerry L. Johns, provides teachers with all the background they need to help students improve their writing skills.
A variety of strategies, assessment ideas, and resources will meet diverse student needs. A quick reference guide helps educators choose a goal and identify possible strategies to teach. Each goal gives background information, multiple instructional strategies and resources.
Effective literacy instruction lies at the intersection of theory and practice. But how does one combine these principles to design and implement effective reading and writing lessons that are accessible, engaging, and practical?