In the past two weeks, I've posted a few things about how I help my struggling readers. I had lots of questions about how I changed my schedule to try to maximize "just right" reading time for my students throughout the day. If you click on the image below, you can view a sample of my schedule. My schedule looks different each day of the week and this is just an overview of one day. It's not perfect, but I'm a lot closer to my 90 minute goal than I was a few years ago.
You can find a post about how I assess my struggling readers here.
Here is the post about my tops 5 tips for working with struggling readers. After this post, I had several emails about how I teach the difference between magic "e" and silent "e". The image below is the best way I could explain it.
Practicing at the "just right" level is critical for young readers (especially those who struggle). You can find a post about the books I use during my mini-lessons about "just right" books here.
A while ago, I also posted the leveled book lists that I use to help my parents find just right books for the children. You can view that post by clicking here. You can download the lists and the instructions that I made for using the Scholastic Book Wizard by visiting this post.
I would love to hear about the things other teachers are doing to help their struggling readers. Please consider linking up to share your ideas!
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