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Sometimes Reading Is Hard

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

by (author) Robin Bright

Publisher
Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Professional Development, Reading & Phonics
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551383514
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $28.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551389516
    Publish Date
    Aug 2021
    List Price
    $25.95

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Description

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. Classroom vignettes, promising practices, and step-by-step activities illustrate how teachers can weave teaching the skills of reading, decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency with real reasons to read. When students want to read and they enjoy it, their reading skills improve. With the right motivation, any student can become an enthusiastic reader.

About the author

Robin Bright is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language arts, reading, writing, and gender. Previously, Dr. Bright taught elementary school for ten years. She has written several books (including Write from the Start, published by Portage & Main Press in 2001) and numerous articles on learning to read and write. In her work as an educator, Dr. Bright provides student teachers and experienced teachers alike with stimulating professional development activities related to the literacy needs and interests of Canadian children, especially teens. She and her family enjoy reading and travelling together.

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