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Engaging Readers: Supporting All Students in Knowledge-Driven Reading, Grades 4–8

ROBERTSON, Dana A., Evelyn Ford-Connors, & . 204p. bibliog. chart. illus. index. Rowman & Littlefield. Mar. 2017. Tr $60. ISBN 9781475823295; pap. $30. ISBN 9781475823301.
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Robertson, Ford-Connors, and Dougherty focus on fostering strong literacy skills in all students, regardless of background or academic level. This well-researched and up-to-date book examines instructional principles in literacy, offering strategies for developing fluency building and vocabulary. The authors provide methods and appropriate scaffolds for motivating students to engage with complex texts. The most effective portions describe how to address different classroom situations, which educators can build upon with their students. Also featured are lesson plans, examples of thematic units, and discussion prompts.
VERDICT While this volume's intended audience is classroom and subject-area teachers, school librarians who teach upper elementary and middle school students may find it useful, too.

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