Readers at Risk: 160 Activities to Develop Language Arts Skills in the Inclusive Classroom
August 2005, Jossey-Bass
Readers at Risk includes a wide-range of activities across the curriculum on topics appealing to high school readers.
About the Author.
Section One: Building Words.
Section Two: Making Sense with Words.
Section Three: Becoming a Better Reader.
Section Four: Reading Comprehension in Math and Science Classes.
Section Five: Reading Comprehension in Social Studies Classes.
Section Six: Reading Comprehension in Biography and Current Affairs.
Section Seven: Reading Comprehension in Language Arts Classes.
- Ample teacher resources are included throughout with activities, exercises, and answer keys
- Assists teachers to implement new federal law mandates on inclusion
- Lessons and examples represent core content reading areas across the curriculum (in addition to language arts, key subject areas such as: mathematics, science, and social studies samples and references throughout various units)
—Kenneth Hartill, high school principal, West Islip High School, West Islip, New York
"Jack Umstatter shares a treasure trove of practical and vigorous activities that spark the interest level of all readers . . . a golden opportunity to capture the wonder of reading, foster critical thinking, and realize results for all students. Teachers will embrace the chance to teach meaningful and purposeful lessons that engage students. It’s an invitation to learn!"
—Linda Lippman, Ed.D., Director of Human Resources, Islip Union Free School District
"Readers at Risk contains activities that will aid both the student with limited reading ability and the reluctant reader, particularly as they develop strategies for comprehending fiction and non-fiction. The across-the-curriculum passages and related activities are excellent."
—Tom Hall, principal, Bromfield High School, Harvard, Massachusetts