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The Threads of Reading: Strategies for Literacy Development


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How can teachers make sure that all students gain the reading skills they need to be successful in school and in life? In this book, Karen Tankersley describes the six foundational “threads” that students need to study in order to become effective readers: phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and higher-order processing.

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Karen Tankersley, a 28-year veteran of public school service, resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Karen left public service in May 2004 and currently works with school districts across the United States on school improvement and professional development activities. A resident of Arizona since her early teen years, Karen likes the desert and the Southwest lifestyle. She enjoys travel, swimming, reading, and spending time with her two young granddaughters.

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