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Hunter Hastings
reply to McKenzie
Sat Jun 6, 2015 22:07
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I totally hear ya. I don't think however that there are books that we can select to use when reading to our students that are developmentally and age appropriate. Let's say we have a 11 year old boy. Maybe his parents read him books about elmo, which aren't age appropriate but are on his reading level. In my opinion, as a teacher I would find a book that is age appropriate but also is simple enough for him to read. Oftentimes you can select a certain topic, and find a large range of reading levels based on that topic. I think this is what I would do in this situation.

  • Re: Slightly Troubled - McKenzi Davis, Tue Jun 2 19:20
    I understand a concern as teachers to make sure that text is developmentally appropriate, age appropriate, and functional when we are reading it to our students or having them read it. At first, I... more
    • reply to McKenzie - Hunter Hastings, Sat Jun 6 22:07
    • re: slightly troubled - Stacy Huffman, Wed Jun 3 09:57
      As a teacher in a separate school, using material that is age appropriate is a daily struggle.Our students are significantly behind that of their same-age peers. With regards to reading, you DO need... more
      • Shared reading - tatem1, Fri Jun 5 21:32
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      • Baseball and Reading - Rachel Caldwell, Thu Jun 4 16:49
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