Teaching Struggling and At-Risk Readers: A Direct Instruction Approach is designed to provide specific information to assist educators in being effective teachers of reading with all of their students.
This three-part book provides information on incorporating instructional design and delivery principles into daily instruction for students at the beginning and primary stages of reading. It discusses:
- Structuring initial teaching procedures so teaching presentations are clear and foster a high degree of interaction between teachers and students.
- Using language and demonstration techniques that can be understood by all students.
- Sequencing the instruction of reading content to ensure essential skills and knowledge are taught in an aligned and coherent manner.
- Using techniques that provide adequate practice and review for students in developing high levels of fluency and accuracy.