Each of the 44+ research-based strategies in this book is presented step-by-step with the description, teaching goals, procedures, and student reproducibles. A quick reference guide helps educators find the specific are they wish to target, and then notes when, why, and how to use that strategy in their classroom.
This book is ideal for professional development in schools, districts, and other programs focused on reading in the elementary grades. Each book contains a CD with over 120 repoducible pages for classroom use, as well as bonus items.
Quick Reference Guide
Preface and Overview
About the Authors
Bookmark Strategy Prompts
Character Four Square
Finding My Own Words
Getting the Right Order
Mystery Word Bubbles
Plus, Minus, Interesting
Questioning the Author
Semantic Feature Analysis
Sketch to Stretch
Jerry L. Johns has been recognized as a distinguished teacher, writer, outstanding teacher educator, and popular professional development speaker for schools, school districts, and conferences. He has taught students from kindergarten through graduate school and also served as a reading teacher. Professor Johns spent his career at Northern Illinois University. He served in leadership positions at the local, state, national, and international levels. He has been president of the International Literacy Association, the Illinois Reading Council, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, and the Northern Illinois Reading Council. He also served on the Board of Directors for each of these organizations as well as the American Reading Forum. Dr. Johns has authored or coauthored nearly 300 articles, monographs, and research studies as well as over 40 professional books. His Basic Reading Inventory, now in the 12th edition, is widely used in undergraduate and graduate classes as well as by practicing teachers.
Susan Davis Lenski is a Professor at Portland State University (PSU) in Oregon. Before joining the faculty at PSU, Dr. Lenski taught in public schools for 20 years and at Illinois State University for 11 years. Her teaching experiences include working with children from kindergarten through high school. Dr. Lenski currently teaches graduate reading and language arts courses.
Dr. Lenski has been recognized by several organizations for her commitment to education. Among her numerous awards, are the Nila Banton Smith Award from the International Reading Association; she was instrumental in her school receiving an Exemplary Reading program Award from the International Reading Association; and she was inducted into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame. She is currently on the International Reading Association's Board of Directors.
Dr. Lenski's research interests focus on strategic reading and writing and adolescent literacy. She also conducts research on preparing teacher candidates. Dr. Lenski has conducted numerous inservice presentations in the United States, Canada, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Panama and has presented at many state and national conferences. Dr. Lenski has published more than 60 articles and twelve books.
Roberta L. Berglund
Roberta L. (Bobbi) Berglund has received honors for outstanding service throughout her career, which includes serving as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, ELL resource teacher, director of Title I programs, and director of literacy. Dr. Berglund has also been a member of the reading faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and has taught undergraduate and graduate reading courses at Northern Illinois University, Rockford University, National Louis University, and Aurora University. Dr. Berglund has worked with school districts and state education agencies in developing curriculum materials, assessments, and leading professional development programs. She has been a speaker at state, national, and international conferences and a leader in professional organizations. Dr. Berglund is the author of over 50 publications and is the author or coauthor of 15 professional books.