Deborah L. Wolter is an elementary teacher consultant in Ann Arbor Michigan public schools. She has worked for over 18 years with public school teachers and their students from all walks of life and who were in different places of exploring multiple languages and literacies. ‘Reading Upside Down’ offers a paradigm shift from achievement gaps to opportunity gaps in literacy instruction. Drawing on the author’s rich experiences working one-on-one with challenged readers, this book presents case studies illustrating the complexities of student learning experiences and the unique circumstances that shaped their acquisition of literacy. Wolter explores eight key factors that contribute to reading challenges in developing readers, including school readiness, the use of prescribed phonics-based programs, physical hurdles, unfamiliarity with English, and special education labeling. With a focus on the differences that educators can make for individual students, the text suggests ways to identify and address early opportunity gaps that can impact students throughout their entire educational career.

 

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Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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ISBN: 9780807756652
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Published: Teachers College Press - June 26th, 2015

‘Reading Upside Down’ offers a paradigm shift from achievement gaps to opportunity gaps in literacy instruction. Drawing on the author’s rich experiences working one-on-one with challenged readers, this book presents case studies illustrating the complexities of student learning experiences and the unique circumstances that shaped their acquisition of literacy. Wolter explores eight key factors that contribute to reading challenges in developing readers, including school readiness, the use of prescribed phonics-based programs, physical hurdles, unfamiliarity with English, and special education labeling. With a focus on the differences that educators can make for individual students, the text suggests ways to identify and address early opportunity gaps that can impact students throughout their entire educational career.


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Ann Arbor Author Deborah Wolter – ‘Reading Upside Down’

Deborah L. Wolter is an elementary teacher consultant in Ann Arbor Michigan public schools. She has worked for over 18 years with public school teachers and their students from all walks of life and who were in different places of exploring multiple languages and literacies. ‘Reading Upside Down’ offers a paradigm shift from achievement gaps to opportunity gaps in literacy instruction. Drawing on the author’s rich experiences working one-on-one with challenged readers, this book presents case studies illustrating the complexities of student learning experiences and the unique circumstances that shaped their acquisition of literacy. Wolter explores eight key factors that contribute to reading challenges in developing readers, including school readiness, the use of prescribed phonics-based programs, physical hurdles, unfamiliarity with English, and special education labeling. With a focus on the differences that educators can make for individual students, the text suggests ways to identify and address early opportunity gaps that can impact students throughout their entire educational career.

 

Reading Upside Down: Identifying and Addressing Opportunity Gaps in Literacy Instruction Cover Image
$45.54
ISBN: 9780807756652
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Teachers College Press - June 26th, 2015

‘Reading Upside Down’ offers a paradigm shift from achievement gaps to opportunity gaps in literacy instruction. Drawing on the author’s rich experiences working one-on-one with challenged readers, this book presents case studies illustrating the complexities of student learning experiences and the unique circumstances that shaped their acquisition of literacy. Wolter explores eight key factors that contribute to reading challenges in developing readers, including school readiness, the use of prescribed phonics-based programs, physical hurdles, unfamiliarity with English, and special education labeling. With a focus on the differences that educators can make for individual students, the text suggests ways to identify and address early opportunity gaps that can impact students throughout their entire educational career.


Sep 28 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address:
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103