R5 in Your Classroom

A Guide to Differentiating Independent Reading and Developing Avid Readers

Michelle J. Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace
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R5 embraces the social aspect that students seek; it begs for the choices that help students become engaged readers.
Janet Allen, from the Foreword

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Learn how to use R5, a unique, structured independent reading block that encourages students to Read, Relax, Reflect, Respond, and Rap. You’ll find out how to validate and support your intermediate-grade students’ reading comprehension—regardless of their ability level or initial interest in reading—and get your students excited about reading!

R5 in Your Classroom, which builds on the authors’ bestseller Comprehension Shouldn’t Be Silent, provides the detailed information you need to successfully implement R5 in your existing curriculum. In these pages, you’ll learn how to

  • Use current research on the importance of independent reading to establish R5 and make time for it in your busy classroom routine
  • Recognize all the different types of readers in your classroom, and differentiate instruction to meet their needs through scaffolding, conferring, and peer support
  • Evaluate your students’ reading interests and special skills sets to help them find the right books
  • Develop a workable and meaningful at-home reading program that gets parents involved in their children’s independent reading
  • Build an accessible, exciting classroom library without breaking your budget

Plus, step-by-step instructions, reproducibles, and classroom examples can help you get started with R5 immediately.

© 2008 | 184 pp.
ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-684-6

R5 in Your Classroom

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