How to Turn Your Struggling Reader into a Super Reader This Summer
A veteran elementary school teacher teamed up with a high school reading teacher to write this book, based on their innovative work with turning around the reading of struggling first grade students. The result is a reading program that breaks "out of the box" and guides parents through easy and fun activities to solve their child's reading difficulties.
Because parents are busy, the book is broken down into twenty short chapters, each one taking only five minutes for the parent to read. Each chapter focuses on one principle of how readers learn to read and explains it using clear examples and analogies.
Next, each chapter details an activity to do with your child. These are not boring school-time activities. After all, it’s summertime and summers are made for fun. The authors say that reading is made for fun, too. Although the activities are designed to be fun for you and your child, the real fun is that they work. They are based in educational research, psychology, child development and the authors’ practical experience in teaching 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders to read on the one hand and rescuing struggling high school readers on the other.
The twenty activities are designed to be done over one to three months during the summer, so the information is presented in manageable chunks. This leads to a stress-free summer instead of scrambling to keep up with a reading curriculum. The book is written in an encouraging and optimistic style and is free of educational jargon.
By the end of all twenty lessons, you will learn an amazing amount about the reading process. The authors admit that there is no magic bullet or secret for learning to read. But they promise that at summer’s end, you will have gained the confidence to guide your child as he grows, and you will watch him transform into a skillful reader who delights in using reading for entertainment and for learning.
How to Turn Your Struggling Reader into a Super Reader This Summer is an investment in your child’s future. Highly recommended for grades K-3.
- William Roulston and Sidney Turner, June 2011
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