Preventing Misguided Reading

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-04-30
Publisher(s): Intl Literacy Assn
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Burkins and Croft offer a refreshingly honest and insightful accounting of working through their 'tricky parts, while providing practical ideas that teachers everywhere can carry into their own guided reading instruction. Preventing Misguided Reading fills a valuable need by providing K-2 teachers with a strong, yet concise overview of useful instructional strategies for small-group literacy instruction. I LOVE that it focuses on the teacher as a professional! I would recommend this textbook for all teachers.

Preventing Misguided Reading: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom! Through the 50 years of collective experience of authors Jan Burkins and Melody Croft, you'll resolve confusion about guided reading and improve your instruction.

Burkins and Croft present personal clarifications, adaptations, and supports that helped them work through their own tricky spots as they guided readers. The book's six chapters clarify misunderstandings about guided reading instruction in the following areas:

-The teacher's role and the gradual release of responsibility

-Instructional reading level

-Text gradients

-Balanced instruction

-Integrated processing


With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own tricky parts as you guide groups of readers.

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Research-based, classroom-tested, and peer-reviewed, IRA titles are among the highest quality tools that help literacy professionals do their jobs better.

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-Response To Intervention/Struggling Readers

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‘’Rather than being a prescriptive how-to, this book encourages teachers to thoughtfully examine their guided reading instruction. Burkins and Croft strike the perfect balance between the theoretical and the practical, providing teachers with useful strategies that support students growth as readers while challenging teachers to examine their beliefs about guided reading. ‘’-Allison Niedzwiecki, Kindergarten Teacher

‘’A practical, accessible, and concise resource for teachers and literacy coaches. The concrete, thoroughly explained examples are presented with clear and specific directives for implementation. It's refreshing to see the book's emphasis on including comprehension instruction in early literacy programs. Preventing Misguided Reading fills a valuable need by providing K-2 teachers with a strong, yet concise overview of useful instructional strategies for small-group literacy instruction. ‘’-Maryann Mraz, Author of The Literacy Coach's Companion, PreK-3

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