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ISBN-13: 978-0805853346 ISBN-10: 0805853340 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805853340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805853346
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,773,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This excellent book should be on the shelves of every academic library. All of the experts in the field of reading are present, and all aspects of reading and reading instruction are addressed....Essential."--CHOICE

About the Author

Anne McGill-Franzen is Professor and Director of the Reading Center at the University of Tennessee. She was recipient of the International Reading Association Nila Banton Smith Award, co-recipient (with Dr. Richard L. Allington) of the IRA Albert J. Harris Award for research published in the field of reading disabilities, and the 2004 recipient of the IRA Dina Feitelson Award honoring an empirical study of language and literacy acquisition with clear implications for instruction. Dr. McGill-Franzen was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Reading Conference, serves on the editorial advisory boards of several major journals and was Technical Consultant for the UNESCO funded project on diagnostic teaching of reading in Kenya, Ghana, and Tanzania.

Richard L. Allington is Professor of Education at the University of Tennessee. He has served or serves on the editorial advisory boards of Reading Research Quarterly, Review of Educational Research, Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Teacher, Elementary School Journal, Journal of Literacy Research, and Remedial and Special Education. A past president of the National Reading Conference and the International Reading Association, he was co-recipient (with Dr. Anne McGill-Franzen) of the Albert J. Harris Award for contributions to improving professional understanding of reading/learning disabilities, and was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame.

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By Paul on May 6, 2014
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This handbook provides a research-based overview of the field. You will get more from this book than you would from 1,000 inservices or workshop presentations. It is a graduate degree in literacy instruction for students with special needs.
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Dick Allington is a member of the literacy studies faculty at the University of Tennessee. He is a past-president of the National Reading Conference and the International Reading Association. His university career encompasses both preparing reading specialists and literacy researchers as well as an active research agenda. His research has been funded by the U. S. Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health. Most of his research has focused on studying struggling readers and the nature of the instruction schools provide to these students.

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