Tools for Matching Readers to Texts

Research-Based Practices

Heidi Anne E. Mesmer

November 16, 2007
ISBN 9781593855970
Price: $32.00
180 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

“Mesmer has emerged as one of the leading authorities on text features that support learning to read. In this book, she offers both a comprehensive examination of the research literature in this area and a very useful set of guidelines for the use of text analysis tools. The chapters that focus on actual school-level and classroom-level practices are particularly helpful.”

—James V. Hoffman, PhD, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin

“Mesmer has done an extraordinary job. This is one of the first books to provide a comprehensive review of information about text analysis tools, and it represents an important contribution to the literature on instructional materials. I think students in my graduate reading education courses will find this an excellent resource. In particular, the vignettes will help them understand how text analysis tools can be applied in schools.”

—Priscilla L. Griffith, PhD, Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum, University of Oklahoma

“Reading educators of all stripes, from classroom teachers to coaches, will find this text a valuable resource. Mesmer analyzes reading tools that are ubiquitous in classrooms but are rarely discussed with any informative depth. The book's analysis of these tools, discussion of their advantages and disadvantages, and vignettes for classroom application fill a long-standing gap in the field.”

—Kathleen J. Brown, PhD, Director, University of Utah Reading Clinic