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Breakthroughs in Literacy: Teacher Success Stories and Strategies

This book contains stories from teachers who overcame challenges with underperforming and struggling learners—many of them special needs students—to make significant breakthroughs in reading and writing instruction.

The teachers reveal their trials, errors, and triumphs in how they discovered particular instructional strategies or incorporated modeling and motivational techniques that best addressed students’ learning needs and opened paths to success. It also includes some unusual and surprising approaches for connecting with students, including books that made a difference.

The book contains 29 stories from real-world teachers who have had success in teaching literacy. It also has summary sections which focus on key breakthrough strategies, lessons learned, reflection questions, actions tips, and recommended resources.