Kevin R. Flanigan, Latisha Hayes, Shane Templeton, Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, and Francine R. Johnston Words Their Way with Struggling Readers: Word Study for Reading, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, Grades 4 - 12, 1/e Intended for the classroom teacher, this handy book provides specific guidance, strategies, and tools for helping struggling students, grades 4 and up, catch up with their peers in literacy. The thrust is intervention specifically, utilizing word study with its hands-on, assessable approach to aid students struggling with the vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension load of middle and secondary classrooms. This text will help you determine student needs, provide you with the strategies to guide each student toward success in content area comprehension, and even outline ideas for fitting these strategies into your crowded schedule. You'll have the tools you need to help your students acquire the literacy skills they need to meet the ever-increasing demands of school life. "Your chapters deal with the realities of a teacher's day and demonstrate ways that teachers can incorporate skills and strategies across the content areas. I really learned a great deal from this copy. You have so many excellent ideas that will help teachers." Karen Polk, Northport Schools, New York "I see the goal as an attempt to answer the needs of knowledgeable teachers and reading specialists working with adolescents in school settings. I think the authors have struck a near perfect rendition of the scope needed to address their goals." Rod Winters, Winona State University "The authors'in-depth description of classroom management and organization should go a long way toward alleviating fears that teachers have of implementing word study in the intermediate or secondary grades. Teachers of any subject area can immediately begin using these strategies in their classrooms and feel confident doing so. Every middle or high school teacher should have a copy of Words Their Way with Struggling Adolescent Readers in their classroom regardless of the subject being taught." David Smith, University of Nevada, Reno Meet the Authors Kevin R. Flaniganhas taught as both a classroom teacher in the upper elementary/middle grades and as a reading specialist/literacy coach working with kindergartners through middle-grades students. He has authored or co-authored articles inThe Reading Teacher,The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and theJournal of Literacy Researchand has presented frequently at regional, national, and international conferences. Latisha Hayesis an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia in the department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education. She is the 2003 award recipient of the Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship, which encourages and supports reading research by promising scholars. Shane Templetonis Foundation Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he is Program Coordinator for Literacy Studies. A former elementary and secondary teacher, his research focuses on the development ofBear, Donald R. is the author of 'Words Their Way Word Study with Struggling Adolescent Readers', published 2010 under ISBN 9780135135211 and ISBN 0135135214.