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Improving Reading and Literacy in Grades 1-5


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`The analysis of programmes presented is extremely thorough and complete. The comparisons are easy to follow due to the use of the same logical framework for each programme’ –Karen L Tichy, Associate Superintendent for Instruction Archdiocese of St Louis

Federal legislation aimed at leaving no students behind now requires all schools to use research-based and evidence-based programmes to teach reading. This volume provides an essential resource for primary school principals, and all reading specialists charged with aligning their reading instruction with new federal requirements and best instructional practices. The volume provides tools to help administrators evaluate their current approaches to reading instruction; compare their practices to the most important research-based models now in use across the country; compare the available research-based models to each other and to their own needs and requirements; and select the best model to use or adapt for their own settings. This is an essential resource for all schools engaged in the complex decision-making process that aims to improve reading outcomes by using research-based and evidence-based instructional methods. This volume includes in-depth coverage of the following research-based reading programmes:


– Early Intervention in Reading

– Early Steps

– Reading Recovery

– First Steps

– Four Blocks

– Literacy Collaborative

– Waterford Early Reading Program

– Readers’ and Writers’ Workshops

– Teacher Inquiry

– Accelerated Schools Project

– ATLAS Communities

– Modern Red Schoolhouse

– School Development Program

– America’s Choice

– Different Ways of Knowing

– Lightspan Achieve Now

– Success for All



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