(The Research-Informed Classroom Series, Heinemann)
Kelly B. Cartwright
Paperback September 23, 2010
Age Range: 6 - 10 years
Have you ever zoned out during reading-pronounced the words, without processing their meaning? This is how "word callers" experience all reading, In fact, strong decoders with limited comprehension account for nearly a third of all struggling readers. Now there's powerful new hope for them in Word Callers.
A centerpiece of Word Callers is an assessment and intervention developed by Kelly Cartwright that uses word and picture cards to measure and support readers' sound-meaning flexibility-an ideal resource for Tier 2 and Tier 3 RTI instruction. Kelly's research shows that your word callers can "unglue" from print and improve their comprehension in as few as 5 lessons.
With Word Callers you'll help students in individual or small-group settings begin to make meaning and then build on their newfound skill:
• Assessments based on included word cards help identify inflexible readers.
• A straightforward, needs-driven research-tested intervention using the cards turns readers around fast.
• Engaging lessons with wordplay, word and picture cards, comprehension strategies, and more support the transition from word callers into full-time meaning makers.