Teaching Kids to Read: Embracing Guided Reading in Primary School Classrooms

Teaching Kids to Read: Embracing Guided Reading in Primary School Classrooms

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"A solid resource to help teachers understand the basic foundation for literacy development through guided reading in the primary grade." --Patti Ulshafer, first-grade teacher

Develop successful readers with these strategies for before, during, and after reading.

In Teaching Kids to Read, Gail Saunders-Smith describes the cognitive processes of emergent readers and provides educators with clear guidelines for promoting reading comprehension with small groups of young learners.

A variety of exercises included helps children to locate, record, retrieve, and manipulate information from texts while enabling teachers to measure how students respond in oral, written, graphic, and three-dimensional forms.

Topics covered include:
  • Aliteracy
  • Coaching statements
  • Elements of craft
  • False positive readers
  • Fresh text
  • Guided reading
  • Instructional practice
  • Metacognition
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Self-monitoring
  • Shared reading
  • Sight words
  • Study skills
  • Teacher talk
  • Workable words
  • and more!


Author: Gail Saunders-Smith
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Published: 03/15/2022
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 10.87h x 8.43w x 0.55d
ISBN: 9781510769243

About the Author
Gail Saunders-Smith is a former classroom teacher. She has served as a Reading Recovery teacher leader, a reading/language arts K-12 supervisor, and a coordinator of state and federal programs for the Summit County Educational Service Center. Currently, Gail is an assistant professor at the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She has presented across the United States and Canada and written several books and articles on all aspects of literacy development. Gail holds a BS and MA in early childhood education from Kent State University and an MS in administration and supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed postgraduate work at Ohio State University and earned a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Akron. She lives in Youngstown, Ohio.