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Britt Hatcher
That is a good question
Sat May 30, 2015 11:18

That is a really good question. I think one idea would have sort of visual, whatever it maybe, to guide them through the big picture of the reading. I think to get them interested in other things that it is going to take time. Slowly showing them things that are related to the interest that they have and branching out from there. All of this is going to take time and patience, and although in a classroom setting of 20+ kids this would be difficult, I think that it is important to still take time with them.

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    • That is a good question - Britt Hatcher, Sat May 30 11:18
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