The eight edition of a book co-authored by Professor of Education Charles Temple was recently released by Allyn & Bacon. “Understanding Reading Problems: Assessment and Instruction” is available in hard copy and as a Kindle book download on Amazon. One of the co-authors, Codruta Temple, is an adjunct professor in the education department.
“The text provides invaluable information on how to assess as well as offer instruction to struggling readers ranging from emergent and beginning to older readers,” said Ioney James of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Amazon.com describes the book: “The Eighth Edition of Understanding Reading Problems is a thorough updating of a market-leading book written by highly popular authors Jean Wallace Gillet, Charles Temple, Codruta Temple, and Alan Crawford. Featuring classroom-based, teacher-driven approaches to effective reading assessment and remediation, this new edition covers reading processes, their assessment and their corrective instruction and includes thorough treatments of reading and writing at every stage of development. The Eighth Edition is organized by developmental levels, with explanations of reading issues at each level, approaches to assessment, and teaching methods delivered at the point of need.”
Also this summer, the second round of a distance learning course on reading and critical thinking, co-written by Charles Temple and Crawford, was administered by the Fundacion Leer in Argentina (the Reading Foundation). According to the annual report of the foundation, there were 1,500 applicants for the 180 spots awarded to teachers from Argentina, Perú, Paraguay, Chile, and México.
The report quotes one of the participating teachers, “The strategies and techniques that were presented in this course open for me a wide array of possibilities that little by little I’m sharing with my colleagues in my own school. In all of these (strategies) we discover new things that greatly support our know-how, improving our practice every day, and permitting us to push beyond the routine.”
Temple and Crawford had done half a dozen on-site trainings for the Reading Foundation, in Buenos Aires and in Misiones Province, before distilling all of the information into six modules for the course, which they transmitted via Moodle in 2009 all over the country.
In the photo above, Professor Charlie Temple teaches a class on the hill above the Bozzuto Boathouse.