Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-330) and index.
This groundbreaking, innovative resource is what every school using or planning to use a core reading program absolutely must have. This one-of-a-kind guide takes an objective look at the skills, texts, and assessments included in the most commonly used programs to first help you evaluate and select an effective program and then implement that program. Whether you are a teacher, a principal, a reading specialist or coach, a school leader, or an administrator, you will learn how to: Make the most effective use of--and improve on--what core programs provide; Incorporate elements like motivation and oral language development into your instruction, which core programs tend to neglect; Analyze the intervention programs for struggling readers and ELLs that now accompany most core reading programs; Critique the program's assessments and construct an effective assessment system. (source: Nielsen Book Data)