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Struggling Readers
Assessment and Instruction in Grades K-6

Ernest Balajthy and Sally Lipa-Wade

285 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
A Paperback Original
April 2003
ISBN 978-1-57230-852-7
Cat. #0852
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“This outstanding, well-researched book will help teachers and reading specialists improve the skills of all students, including those with severe reading and writing difficulties. It offers highly personalized descriptions of children's literacy problems as well as practical, clearly depicted assessment and instructional procedures that should make any teacher or consultant more effective. The book's logical structure, thought-provoking case studies, and wealth of valuable information make it a 'must have' for undergraduate and graduate education students as well as professionals.”

—Howard Margolis, EdD, Queens College of the City University of New York


“An excellent resource for a first course in how to address instruction for K-6 students who do not profit from a typical classroom reading program. The authors effectively delineate the three principal types of struggling readers and lead the reader through assessment, interpretation of instructional needs, and differentiation of instruction. This clearly written text will be appropriate for both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in corrective or remedial reading.”

—Diane J. Sawyer, PhD, Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia, Middle Tennessee State University


“There is no greater concern in today's classrooms than helping struggling readers become eager and competent readers. But with so many children and so many needs in each classroom, it can be hard to know where to begin. Balajthy and Lipa-Wade address this problem head-on! They show how understanding struggling readers in terms of three broad categories will enable teachers to address individual needs. Case studies frame the in-depth discussions of how to assess and instruct each type of struggling reader. Written in a clear, approachable style, and with a wealth of teacher-friendly informal assessment tools, this book is perfect for courses on assessment and instruction. Balajthy and Lipa-Wade have created a wonderful resource for novice and experienced teachers alike.”

—Mariam Jean Dreher, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
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