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Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers

“Maniac” Mike
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Maniac” Mike
December 11, 2015 at 1:03 am 0
Imagine this scenario …   Teacher: Hey Mike, come on back to the library, I see you need a new book. Do you want to read realistic fiction or fantasy fict… Mike: I want to read The Hunger Games. Teacher: Oh, an excellent book, but… Mike: Yeah, I know, I just saw Mockingjay Part 2. […]
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“Quitting” Quisha
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Quitting” Quisha
December 11, 2015 at 1:01 am 0
So, you’ve followed Rob’s advice and you’ve helped a student pick a “just right” book. Success! You begin strutting around the classroom, feeling like the world’s best teacher. You check in with her after she’s read the first five pages and she completely gets it. You’re certain she’ll read the entire Dork Diaries series.   The […]
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“Negative” Nelly
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Negative” Nelly
December 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm 0
Recently I checked the Accelerated Reader data for the four literacy classes that Rob and I teach. Overall, the numbers were good. A significant number of students were on pace to read 250,000 words this quarter, which often equates to a year’s reading growth, if repeated each quarter. I was feeling pretty good until I […]
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“Lazy” Larry
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Lazy” Larry
December 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm 0
Larry just finished reading a book from the Bluford Series, which is a Level T. Based on your check-ins with him, you know he completely understood it. When you invite Larry over to the library to shop with you, you say to yourself, “Self, this my chance to get Larry reading some harder books. He’s […]
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