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Why Reading is Hard book coverWhy Reading Is Hard (Video and Viewers’ Guide)

Teaching children to read is highly skilled work, and teaching children whose first language is not English can be particularly challenging. This video and accompanying viewers’ guide offer essential insights into reading for professional developers, teacher educators, and others who seek to improve literacy instruction for all students.

Carolyn Temple Adger, Nancy Clair, and David Smith (Producers)
The Why Reading Is Hard video shows viewers what is hard about reading words and text and how teachers can analyze the academic English of texts to support students’ reading.

This video is included in DVD format in the revised edition of What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?

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Viewers’ Guide
Nancy Clair
This companion guide to the video includes provocative questions and learning activities, outlines for using the video and the activities in study groups and classes, a transcript, a glossary, and a reference list for further study.

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