Finding the Right Texts

What Works for Beginning and Struggling Readers

Edited by Elfrieda H. Hiebert and Misty Sailors

September 16, 2008
ISBN 9781593858858
Price: $39.00
274 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

1. The (Mis)Match between Texts and Students Who Depend on Schools to Become Literate, Elfrieda H. Hiebert

I. Frameworks for Creating and Selecting Instructional Texts

2. Decodable Text: Why, When, and How?, Marilyn Jager Adams

3. Repetition of Words: The Forgotten Variable in Texts for Beginning and Struggling Readers, Elfrieda H. Hiebert and Leigh Ann Martin

4. The Challenges of Developing Leveled Texts in and for Developing Countries: The Ithuba Writing Project in South Africa, Misty Sailors, James V. Hoffman, and Mark W.F. Condon

II. Addressing the Content of Texts for Beginning and Struggling Readers: The Role of Informational Texts

5. Text in Hands-On Science, Gina N. Cervetti and Jacqueline Barber

6. Informational Text Difficulty for Beginning Readers, Nell K. Duke and Alison K. Billman

7. Text Modification: Enhancing English Language Learners' Reading Comprehension, Young-Suk Kim and Catherine E. Snow

III. Instructional Strategies for Adapting Texts for Beginning and Struggling Readers

8. Text–Reader Matching: Meeting the Needs of Struggling Readers, Heidi Anne E. Mesmer and Staci Cumming

9. Placing and Pacing Beginning Readers in Texts: The Match between Texts and Children's Knowledge of Words, Kathleen J. Brown

10. When the "Right Texts" Are Difficult for Struggling Readers, Alison K. Billman, Katherine Hilden, and Juliet L. Halladay

11. Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Text: Research and Practice, Mary E. Curtis

IV. Pulling It Together

12. Teachers Using Texts: Where We Are and What We Need, Anne McGill-Franzen