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The Ultimate Small-Group Reading How-To Book

Building Comprehension Through Small-Group Instruction

Gail Saunders-Smith


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Paperback (7/1/2005)


As students gain confidence and skills in guided reading, what is the next step to helping them become strong, independent readers? Small-group reading sessions. By working in small groups, students will be able to explore longer text and build their literacy skills with confidence. Literacy expert Gail Saunders-Smith demonstrates through the methods in this book how educators can advance students from small-group reading to silent reading, all while building reading comprehension.

Ideal for teachers of emergent readers, The Ultimate Small-Group Reading How-To Book demonstrates how to develop successful readers through step-by-step, small-group reading instruction that focuses on vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Inside are tools for teachers to help them:

Set up small-group mini-lessons and discussion of texts
Provide tools for students to help investigate narrative texts
Engage students to evaluate expository texts
Develop students’ skills in defining literary elements such as characters, setting, and plot
And much more

Help students become independent readers with these strategies for use before, during, and after guided reading!

Skyhorse, 9781634507226, 160pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2017

About the Author

Gail Saunders-Smith is a former classroom teacher and Reading Recovery® Teacher Leader, and she served as Reading/Language Arts K–12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC. Currently, Gail is an assistant professor in the Beeghly College of Education at Youngstown State University. She lives in Farmdale, Ohio.