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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of February 21st

posted Feb 21, 2016, 11:14 AM by Courtney Richardson

Struggling Readers

I’m often asked to work with struggling readers, and honestly, I love to do it. I enjoy analyzing the student and figuring out what is hindering the child from becoming a better reader. It is common for a struggling reader to have several problem areas. Teachers wonder what to teach first. I always recommend monitoring because it is the foundation for comprehension. If the student isn’t noticing errors, he or she won’t be able to apply fix-up strategies. The next time you notice a student is struggling, take a running record and ask yourself if monitoring should be your next teaching focus.