When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can’t afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don’t work. Reading experts Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward demonstrate how to “table the labels” and use detailed formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enable striving readers to do what they need above all - to find books they love and engage in voluminous reading. Loaded with ready-to-go lessons, routines, and “actions,” as well as the latest research, this book is a must for any teacher who strives to make every reader a thriving reader.
Introduction: The best intervention is a good book -- Part 1: Trust -- 1. Table the labels -- 2. Cultivate curiosity -- 3. Ensure access to and choice of books -- 4. Pump up the reading volume -- Part 2. Teach: 5. Book-match relentlessly -- 6. Teach thinking-intensive reading -- Part 3: Tranform -- 7. Assess readers in the round -- 8. Advocate tirelessly -- Closing thought -- Practices and lessons.