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Teachers of English Learners face a unique challenge—to quickly develop language and literacy skills in a differentiated manner. To address the needs of English Learners, teachers can add instruction that develops the imagery-language connection. English Learners can acquire the skills and knowledge they need, more quickly.   By addressing the skills that underlie reading and…

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Bedtime reading can take children to a safe and enchanted world for a few minutes each night; and when kids are cosy and comfortable, reading aloud to them can help them “de-compress” from any worries from the day. Reading to your child is also a special time to be close to your child and bond…

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Teachers always encourage students to read as much as they can over the summer. But if your last parent-teacher conference came with a specific suggestion—to get some extra reading support during the summer months—you may be considering one of the following options to prepare for next school year:   Teach your child to read yourself….

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  Do you have a child who would rather wash the dishes or help with the laundry than read a book? Do you have to beg and plead with them to sit down and read, whether it’s for school or fun? Maybe they even say they “hate reading.”   It’s hard to know how to…

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The end of the marking period is a time for parents to assess their child’s progress—to make sure they’re on track, improving in subjects, or to see if they need help. This is the time to note any areas of difficulty. It’s important to look carefully at each area of your child’s progress report—how are…

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Parents often can see that their child is struggling with reading—especially if there is an older sibling or friend who seemed to, comparatively, breeze through the process. It is not always so clear, however, whether a child has a weakness that needs to be checked out, or if reading simply hasn’t “clicked” for them yet….

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Students can spend years receiving literacy services that may not change their ability to read and comprehend. In fact, students may instead continue to fall farther and farther behind their peers. Struggling learners are often lacking basic connections needed for reading and comprehension; and the underlying cause of their weakness may not be addressed by…

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At many schools, conversations about data-driven instruction are focused on formal progress monitoring tools and the school’s data wall. While assessments are necessary, there is also valuable data to be found in the classroom everyday. Through formative assessment, teachers are gathering data during lessons and activities, while learning is taking place. They can use the…

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It might sound strange, but with the help of robots, a school district in Tennessee is meeting the learning needs of its struggling readers like never before. ___________________________________________________________________ Tullahoma City Schools serves a large percentage of students who are at-risk of reading failure. In 2014, school leaders began an initiative to change how they serve…

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