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  • ardnam says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for new teachers, September 4, 2006
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    ardnam (NJ) –
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    This book would be a great resource for aspiring and new teachers. Unfortunately, colleges don’t provide enough depth in this area. The book is an easy read and is truly user-friendly. As an experienced teacher I did not find anything that I am not already doing except for the author’s point on vocabulary. According to her, it should not be a part of the prereading. I still plan to work with vocabulary but I am going to try it in the postreading block. I did copy a chart for future reference before passing this book on. So, the book was not a complete waste. Whatever you do, do NOT pay full price for this book!! (Read below.)

    I smiled when I read other readers’ distress with the editing of this book. I was very annoyed with this. I actually wrote to Zephyr about this. There are many mechanical and syntactical errors in the book. I, too, was offended that a professional text was so poorly handled. I told the publisher I would withhold judgment until hearing their position in the unlikely chance that there was a reasonable explanation. As of today, they have not responded. To me that speaks volumes. I will not be purchasing any Zephyr Press, Chicago Review Press, or Independent Publishers Group items in the future.

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  • Beverlee A. Paul says:
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    The Ultimate Guided Reading How-To Book: Building Literacy through Small-Group Instruction, May 12, 2006
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    What on earth happened here? I’ve never written a review before, but I was so upset by this book’s publication that I have to write one this time. It is virtually impossible to read this book and to have any respect for its content with the absolutely amazing number of standard English writing errors. This book looks like a rough draft that hadn’t been proofread/edited even once before it was published. I can’t believe it’s in print!!!! This book was purchased at a price commensurate with other books of its size. For that price, I would expect that the book would have been to a polished stage, and this was barely a first/second draft. How did this book get into print and offered on Amazon as a legitimate published book when it’s merely a very, very rough draft??
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  • James F. Saulino says:
    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    shipped in excellent condition, September 13, 2005
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    James F. Saulino (youngstown, ohio) –

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    This title has earned a deserved excellent reputation. However, the publishers dropped the ball on the proofreading. The introductory section is rife with typographical errors, which is inexcusable in any professionally published work. That this is a book about literacy presents a sad irony to the reader/user. Nevertheless I would recommend this title to all language arts teachers at all levels.
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