- Paperback: 290 pages
- Publisher: Learning Dynamics Press (August 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982200544
- ISBN-13: 978-0982200544
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,444,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Leaving Johnny Behind: Overcoming Barriers to Literacy and Reclaiming At-Risk Readers
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Anthony Pedriana has exposed a raw nerve. He has taken the educational world to task for its willingness to ignore scientific principles and thus create tragic patterns of school failure that will haunt children throughout their lives. This book is a must-read for teachers and those who must prepare them for the harsh realities of the classroom. (Janie Hatton)
Leaving Johnny Behind serves as a clarion call for the next generation of reading instruction and literacy skill development. Anthony Pedriana provides a clear view of the most effective approaches to reading instruction and how we can provide teachers the training and support necessary to transform virtually every child into a strong and confident reader. If we are to make long-term improvements to our schools, we need to start with Leaving Johnny Behind. (Patrick R. Riccards)
In Leaving Johnny Behind, Anthony Pedriana confronts the issue of how low literacy and academic failure create pathways to violent crime. It is a compelling narrative of a fictional Johnny, but a realistic portrayal nonetheless. This book should be on every teacher's reading list. (Cecile Guin) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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It contains a dynamic message of hope for schools willing to face the unpleasant reality that current practices are responsible for reading failure and that programs that secure success for every student are available.
Learning to Read: The Great Debate
We can't allow outselves to get stuff in the rut of saying that is the parent's problem or an issue for the schools to handle. We as concerned and responsible men and women have to say enough is enough. It is not okay for our young people to go through school without being able to read or write at a level where they can compete in the world. We're not going to stand by any longer and allow entertainment and entertainers to tell our future what they should be. WE are going to have to let them know they create their own destinies.
I applaud Anthony for taking the address these issues and give us solutions so we can begin to act. Don't leave it just up to elected officials. Take a stand in your area and do what you can to help those around you so they can in turn do the same.
Education is too important for us to leave to chance. Action is required, and we have to be willing to start today.