"I've been teaching for just under 2
years and haven't really heard or seen anything in Chicago to help
those struggling readers, like Reading Recovery. Has Chicago ever had
a program like that? I teach 5th grade and it seems so many readers
get pushed along without intervention, and with 35 kids in my class, I
can't single them out as often as they need it.
other than for extended responses? In my last school, we had 2 reading
coaches, and neither of them EVER demonstrated how to teach reading
strategies to the teachers, nor did they ever really do anything with
the kids. Often, they were misused as substitute teachers. How common
Got any advice or experiences to share? In the spirit of the holidays, let's try and skip the broad generalizations and give this teacher specifics from your own classrooms or schools.
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