Posted in Reading Intervention

Do These Socks Match?


When text complexity overwhelms learners, embrace long-term goals.

Do you have a struggling learner in your class? Being a competent learner involves many skills. One very important skill is comprehension – reading comprehension. In the simplest terms, reading comprehension refers to understanding the text. But, what if the ability of the learner does not match the complexity of the text? Continue reading “Do These Socks Match?”

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Scaffolding for Success


Scaffolding a lesson is like a layered cake. Each layer is built on the other. Any weak layers will cause the cake to fail. When designing lessons to reach ALL learners, look for gaps in understanding and build a strong lesson in layers for learner success. Here are five ideas to get you started…

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