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Sometimes Reading is Hard

Using decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies to inspire fluent, passionate, lifelong readers

When students say that reading is boring, difficult, overwhelming, or they cannot find a good book, it is almost impossible to sell them on the idea that reading is fun and worthwhile. Sometimes Reading is Hard shows teachers how to develop the skills students need to be successful and how to cultivate passionate, lifelong readers. An intriguing look at the science of reading, the book helps teachers understand the foundations upon which language and reading are learned so they can make their own good decisions about programs, resources, strategies, and activities. Classroom vignettes, promising practices, and step-by-step activities illustrate how teachers can weave teaching the skills of decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency with real reasons to read. This hands-on teacher resource shows what a comprehensive, research-based reading program looks like in action.

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“Undoubtedly, multiple pages will be dog-eared, filled with notes in the margins, highlighted, bookmarked and replicated. It is not a book to sit on the shelf; it has been designed to be a teacher’s lesson plan companion, providing practical guidance and encouragement as they set their heart on the goal of helping children learn to read.” — Chris Mattatall, The Inclusive Educator Journal, February 2022



Author(s): Robin Bright

Pages: 176 Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 9781551383514

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