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Stacy Huffman
re: slightly troubled
Wed Jun 3, 2015 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 to meet a student where they are, on their level. This doesn't mean having a high schooler read Barney, but rather find text that is on their level. I think that the biggest factor is to find something that engages them. If they like baseball, find a book on baseball that is on their reading level. The bottom line is getting them to read! This is much easier to do if they have an interest in the material.

  • 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
      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. ... more
    • re: slightly troubled - Stacy Huffman, Wed Jun 3 09:57
      • Shared reading - tatem1, Fri Jun 5 21:32
        I completely agree. I would like to include that with shared reading a student is more likely to be engaged if the text is interesting to them and is on their reading level. I want to teach the early ... more
      • Baseball and Reading - Rachel Caldwell, Thu Jun 4 16:49
        First thank you for the insight into your classroom and daily struggle. This video stood out to me because the book seemed to make the student so happy. Like you mentioned, he was totally engaged and ... more
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