Co-author: Richard Allington
Author info: Professor of Education
Publication Date: October 2014
Publisher: Guilford Press
Synopsis: This book demonstrates how successful literacy teachers combine explicit skills instruction with an emphasis on reading for meaning. Richard Allington builds on the late Michael Pressley’s work to explain the theories and findings that guide balanced teaching and illustrate what exemplary lessons look like in action. Detailed examples offer a window into highly motivating classrooms around the country. Comprehensive in scope, the book discusses specific ways to build word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, especially for readers who are struggling.