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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of December 31st

posted Jan 4, 2018, 2:51 PM by Courtney Richardson   [ updated Jan 4, 2018, 2:52 PM ]
Guided Reading: Providing Deliberate Practice to Help Students Succeed

Do you have students in your classroom who are not easily discouraged and pick themselves up and try again even when something is hard? It’s great working with these students. But what about the other kind of students, the ones that can’t seem to stick with anything and are easily discouraged? I recently finished reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. It made me think that it’s possible to help these easily discouraged students gain what Angela terms grit. How do we teach kids that their own efforts can improve their future?
I found many takeaways in Angela’s book, but one is how guided reading is a perfect opportunity to provide what the author calls deliberate practice. Deliberate practice is something that successful people use to improve performance in all aspects of life.
To learn how to use deliberate practice to help students, check out Michele's full article.
Written by: Michele Dufresne, author Pioneer Valley Educational Press