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Author Pete, Brian M., author.

Title Close the achievement gap : simple strategies that work / Brian M. Pete, Robin J. Fogarty
Published Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, a Sage Company, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource
Series In a nutshell series
In a nutshell (Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Calif.)
Contents Set high expectations -- Challenge students to think -- Require rigor: require standard English, formal register -- Leave nothing to chance: revisit! re-teach! revise! -- Make no excuses -- Insist on results
Summary Discover basic strategies that promote student achievement in low-performing classrooms! This invaluable research-based guidebook illustrates how quality teaching can overcome the impact of low socioeconomic conditions and improve student performance dramatically. The authors present instructional techniques that require students to speak with skill, write with clarity and purpose, read with a critical eye, and listen with active engagement. Using six practical strategies, educators can overcome the odds and guide learners to success by: Setting high expectations for all studentsMaking diffe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 7, 2015)
Subject Academic achievement -- United States.
Learning strategies -- United States
Underachievers -- Education -- United States
Academic achievement.
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Learning strategies.
Underachievers -- Education.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Fogarty, Robin, author.
ISBN 1483361063