Every teacher of reading plays a vital role in helping to catch those readers for whom learning to read does not come easily. If you have ever been at a loss for what to say and do when confronted with a child who struggles—this book is for you.
Through examples from both adults and children, the authors explain and describe the complex integrated network of strategies that goes on in the minds of proficient readers—strategies that struggling readers have to learn in order to construct their own reading processes. The examples and scenarios of teacher/student interactions in this unedited US edition of Catching Readers before They Fall provide a sense of how it looks and what it sounds like to teach strategic actions to struggling readers.
This book is essential reading for all who work with struggling readers in any context and contains a wealth of resources:
Pat Johnson and Katie Keier will help you acquire a bounty of teaching ideas to employ as you work with your readers who struggle.