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Balajthy, Ernest & Lipa-Wade, Sally (2003) Struggling Readers: Assessment and Instruction in Grades K-6. New York: The Guilford Press.
Allington, R.L. (2001). What really matters for struggling readers: Designing research-based programs. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Allington, R.L. (2002). Research on reading/learning disability interventions. In A.E. Farstrup & S.J. Samuels (Eds), What research has to say about reading instruction (3rd ed., pp. 261- 290). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Neal, J.C., & Kelly, P.R. (2002). Delivering the promise of academic success through later intervention. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 18, 101-118.
Pages: 285 Price: $32.00 ISBN: 1-57230 852-4
Reviewed by Anne Weisenberg, Reading Recovery® Teacher Leader, Manteca Unified School District. An educator for 16 years with experience in Special Education (learning handicapped), Resource Specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher and Teacher Leader. Passionate about all students becoming literate. Currently a Doctoral student in Educational Leadership at St. Mary’s College of California.
Berger, Ron (2003) An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
It was made strikingly clear to me then [as a teacher] that unless we acted politically—both inside the school and in the larger society—to get less racist, sexist, and class-based curricula, more critically oriented teaching practices, and closer relationships between schools and the local community, neither I nor my students and colleagues would have much of a chance of widespread success (Apple, 2000).
Apple, M. (2000). Official Knowledge: Democratic
Education in a Conservative Age. Second Edition. New York:
Pages: 186 Price: $17.50 ISBN: 0-325-00596-6
Reviewed by Brian Burtt, a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh. His primary interests are the role of education in political theory and the philosophy of educational research.
Booth, David & Moore, Bill (2004) Poems Please!: Sharing Poetry with Children. Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers, distributed by Stenhouse.
Pages: 160 Price: $19.00 ISBN: 155138-157-5
Reviewed by Melissa Cast, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Burkhardt, Ross M. (2003) Writing for Real: Strategies for Engaging Adolescent Writers. York, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers.
Pages: 294 Price: $21.00 ISBN: 1-57110-358-9
Reviewed by Camila Gabaldón, Western Oregon University
Clayton, Jacklyn B. (2003) One Classroom, Many Worlds: Teaching and Learning in the Cross- Cultural Classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Pages: 188 Price: $20.00 ISBN: 0-325-00548-6
Reviewed by Amy Garrett Dikkers, University of Minnesota
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation (2003) Terrorists, Despots, and Democracy: What Our Children Need to Know. Washington, D.C.: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.
Pages: 103 Price: Online at http://www.edexcellence.net/doc/Democracy.pdf. or single copies free from 1-888-TBF-7474
Reviewed by Wendy Strachan, Director, Centre for Writing-Intensive Learning, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada
Hurt, Janet (2003) Taming the Standards: A Commonsense Approach to Higher Student Achievement, K-12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Pages: 118 Price: 15.00 ISBN: 0-325-00592-3
Reviewed by Cheryl A. Franklin, Assistant Professor; Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies, Boise State University.
Jacobson, Tamar (2003) Confronting Our Discomfort: Clearing the Way for Anti-Bias in Early Childhood. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann.
Pages: 143 Price: $15.30 ISBN: 0-325-00569-9
Reviewed by Mary Phillips Manke, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Jago, Carol (2004) Classics in the Classroom: Designing Accessible Literature Lessons. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Pages: 180 Price: $20.00 ISBN: 0-325-00590-7
Reviewed by Robert F. Walch, Retired educator, Monterey, California
Kortman, Sharon A. & Honaker, Connie J. (2002) The BEST Beginning Teacher Experience: Program Facilitator Guide. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.
Pages: 261 Price: $499.95 ISBN: 0-7872-8173-5
Reviewed by Alcione Ostorga, University of Texas - Pan American
Orehovec, Barbara & Alley, Marybeth (2003) Revisiting the Reading Workshop: Management, Mini-Lessons, and Strategies. New York: Scholastic.
Pages: 160 Price: $15.99 ISBN: ISBN 0-439-44404-7
Reviewed by by Shwuyi Leu, Saint Xavier University, Chicago
Reynolds, Marilyn (2004) I Won't Read and You Can't Make Me: Reaching Reluctant Teen Readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Beers, Kylene. (2003). When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Pp. 392. ISBN 0- 86709-519-9. $25.65
Robb, Laura. (2000). Teaching Reading in Middle School. New York: Scholastic Professional Books. Pp. 318. ISBN 0-590-6860-0. $23.95
Pages: 134 Price: $15.30 ISBN: 0-325-00605-9
Reviewed by Shannon Neary, Butler Traditional High School in Louisville Kentucky. In her five years as a public school educator, she has worked extensively in the area of reading instruction and currently teaches a collaborative reading class for struggling freshman readers who are significantly below grade level.
Sibberson, Franki & Szymusiak, Karen (2003) Still Learning to Read: Teaching Students in Grades 3-6. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers.
Pages: 158 Price: $21.00 ISBN: 1-57110-359-7
Reviewed by Brenda Reed, Queen’s University, Canada
Wyatt, Robert L. III, & Looper, Sandra (2004) So You Have to Have a Portfolio: A Teacher's Guide to Preparation and Presentation. Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.
Pages: 176 Price: $61.95 (hardcover) $27.95 (paper) ISBN: 0761939350 (hardcover) 0761939369 (paper)
Reviewed by Nathan Bond, Texas State University
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