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Hughes Co-Authors Book on Teaching At-Risk Students

Teachers: Here's a book to help you in your work at-risk students in your classroom.

hughes_sml.jpgby Joe Savrock (November 2010)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Charles A. Hughes, Penn State professor of special education, and Anita L. Archer, a nationally recognized educational consultant, are co-authors of a new book titled Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching (Guilford Publishers).

The book includes sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets.

 “Our purpose for this book is to provide a useful resource to teachers tasked with helping all students in their classrooms learn, including those who are struggling,” says Hughes.

He notes that, “Explicit Instruction has a strong research-base that has accumulated over the last 40 years and is supported by studies from both general and special education as well as the fields of psychology and educational psychology. I like to characterize this instructional approach as providing appropriate supports, guidance, and scaffolds for students as they learn new academic skills, strategies, and concepts.”

The book is part of a book series titled “What Works for Special-Needs Learners,” edited by Karen R. Harris and Steve Graham. The series addresses a significant need in the education of students who are at risk, those with disabilities, and those who struggle with learning or behavior.