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not very helpful, full of fairly obvious information
on January 6, 2014
A small group of teachers read this book as a book study. In light of Common Cores new and higher standards, we were all interested in how to raise the rigor of reading expectations and how to be more rigorous reading teachers. Our goal was to help our students dig deeper into complex texts. This book did not meet that goal. There was some interesting information on readability scales and the importance of failure but virtually nothing to assist us in our goal. The book contained far too much obvious information such as students need to read less complex text independently than they can will teacher support. Far too many uh-duh moments in this book. A poor use of our time.