Expanding on the research, theory, and practice showcased in From Striving to Thriving, this book tackles the “overlabeling” inherent in RTI, and builds a case for voluminous independent reading as the best intervention for all children.
The authors offer an easy-to-use decisionmaking guide that begins with key questions, leads you to make pinpointed observations about your striving readers, and then offers targeted lessons and actions you can take to help them make gains—and learn to love reading!
About the Author
Stephanie Harvey is the president of Stephanie Harvey Consulting. After fifteen years of public school teaching, both in regular education and special education classrooms, she worked for 12 years as a staff developer for the Denver based Public Education and Business Coalition. Mrs. Harvey works with educators, schools, and districts to implement progressive literacy practices. She is a regular presenter at literacy conferences around the country, including her own annual Reading is Thinking conference each summer. Mrs. Harvey is the co-author of From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers (Scholastic).
Annie Ward is Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Mamaroneck Public Schools in Westchester County, NY. Prior to that, she was a Local Instructional Superintendent for the New York City Department of Education, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for the Ridgewood, NJ, Public Schools, and a middle school English teacher. She is the co-author of From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers (Scholastic).