Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core
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Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core
New standards may mean new learning...or connecting prior knowledge to new knowledge. Its not about programs, its about the teacher. Intentional decision making grounded in a broad and deep knowledge base is critical to teacher learning as well as student achievement.
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Is Special Education Working?

Is Special Education Working? | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court is poised to decide the quality of instruction public schools must provide students with disabilities—a question that could get even thornier under the Trump administration.
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The accountability issue has been controlled by departments of education... it's moving to the courts in ways that could really effect change. Just this week the ILA filed an amicus brief to the Michigan lawsuit... its only beginning
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Fluency Instruction: Building Bridges from Decoding to Comprehenshion

Fluency Instruction: Building Bridges from Decoding to Comprehenshion | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
The reward we get for reading is meaning. When we read we might be entertained or informed or both, but only if we can get to the meaning
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Fluency is critical to the reading process but only if it is taught in the service of reading for meaning. Fluency passages, timed readings, ,hyper focus on WPM only serve to add stress ...great suggestions here on how to foster fluent reading through revisiting Rasinkis work
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How Texas keeps out tens of thousands of children out of special education

How Texas keeps out tens of thousands of children out of special education | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
The state has saved billions of dollars while denying vital support to children with disabilities, a Houston Chronicle investigation has found.
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very disturbing yet not surprising...where else is this happening? Early intervention vs. state and federal regulations #edchat  #elemed  #speced
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What does the term "next generation" mean? | Burkins & Yaris

What does the term "next generation" mean? | Burkins & Yaris | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
In this post, we define the term "next generation" as we use it in relation to literacy.
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"Allowing students to practice theme way work of reading".... Thinking about "next generation" reading instruction from Burkins &Yaris
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Why Do Early-Childhood Programs Rely on Old Brain Science?

Why Do Early-Childhood Programs Rely on Old Brain Science? | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Policies are lagging behind child-development research and hurting vulnerable families in the process.
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How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension | LD Topics | LD OnLine

How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension | LD Topics | LD OnLine | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Expository text offers particular challenges to the reader because of the abstract and unfamiliar concepts that it presents. Students should be taught the hierarchical structure of the expository text and the interrelationships among ideas — what experts refer to as text structure. Reading researchers have argued that knowledge of text organization, or structure, is an important factor for text comprehension. This article reviews techniques and procedures in teaching expository text structure.
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Teaching Text Structures involves a lesson cycle... read, identify signal words, use a graphic organizer, craft text dependent questions, give students sentence stems or paragraph frames #ccss

 

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Leveled Books - Questioning our Practice

Leveled Books - Questioning our Practice | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Do your students know their reading level? Why? Why not? Lately I've been thinking a lot about leveled texts and their purpose and place in the classroom. Thanks to Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell...
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The promise and  perils of leveled text...are you aware of them?

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.
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"Reversals, normal through grade one".... Dispelling they myths about dyslexia...

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How Do You Talk When You Teach? | Not Just Cute

How Do You Talk When You Teach? | Not Just Cute | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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as Peter Johnston has written in his books, how we talk to and with children is critical to their learning and success...especially for struggling students here is another take on that importance...

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Universal Design for Learning: Variability in Emotion and Learning

Samantha G. Daley research scientist at CAST presented on "Supporting All Learners Through UDL: Variability in Emotion and Learning" at Towson University.


Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Ah yes...the role of emotion on lesrning...more of us need to understand how critical knowledge in this area i

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Samantha G. Daley is a research scientist at CAST, where she investigates the relationship between emotions and cognitive performance of students, particularly those with learning disabilities. She focuses on the role of emotions in learning activities and how to design instruction to reflect the relationship between emotion and cognition in learning.

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Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control

Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the committee that oversees education, has drafted a bill that would give more freedom in testing to the states.
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Change on the horizon...

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Teachers to the Test

Teachers to the Test | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Evaluating educators based on their students' exam scores is misguided and threatens reform efforts.
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Backlash growing, common sense rising?

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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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Keep reading out loud....hooks your kids, opens dialogue, fosters inquiry,...also marinates them in delicious vocabulary

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Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
In Japanese classrooms, teachers consciously design tasks that are slightly beyond the capabilities of the students they teach, so the students can actually
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Productive struggle and even failure is fast becoming a focus for teachers AND researchers...
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Education Week

Education Week | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
mobile first webpage developed by mobiletech
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Fostering metacognition should rank way above anything else...
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Struggling Readers: Searching for the Students in the Scores

Struggling Readers: Searching for the Students in the Scores | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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Valencia's work is always spot on...great insights here #strugglingreaders
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How Shared Reading Promotes Early Literacy Development

How Shared Reading Promotes Early Literacy Development | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
GrapeSEED is an oral language acquisition and critical listening program for English that is designed for the way children naturally learn language.
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Shared Reading as an instructional practice has been overlooked since #ccss arrived...we need to get back to it #sharedreading
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Enough With the Word Gap

Enough With the Word Gap | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Are efforts to boost kids’ vocabularies before kindergarten missing the mark?
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Bridge the word gap... intelligently and authentically...
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The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum

The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
By William Weil - Audiobooks are more than a nice library resource or good for struggling readers--they are an important literacy tool for K-12.
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More and more we are hearing of the word gap, the importance of vocabulary.... and once again audiobooks come up as an important literacy tool #vocabulary
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School neuroscience unleashes students' brain power

School neuroscience unleashes students' brain power | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Educational neuroscience empowers teachers with new insights into how all students learn and holds promise for enhancing special ed, but myths and exaggerations sprouting up around the burgeoning fiel
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Excellent article on the mindfulness/growth mindset movement and the importance of PD for teachers....kids hold onto stress for "90" seconds...emotions hijack the brain #renatacaine

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Choice During Instructional Independent Reading: What's a Teacher to Do?

Choice During Instructional Independent Reading: What's a Teacher to Do? | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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We really need to pay closer attention to "independent reading" and how kids choose books... so much more than "too hard, too easy, just right"... good advice from Jenn Serravalle

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Universal Design Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Universal Design Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Love how infographics simplyfy things...

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Universal Design Learning is a framework for learning that includes all learners.. Being grounded in socio-cultural theory, UDL views learning environments and social interactions as being key elements in development and learning. In UDL learners are allowed to express their learning in a variety of ways.

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A Visual explanation of UDL tenets.

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CURMUDGUCATION: Another CCSS Writer Awakens

CURMUDGUCATION: Another CCSS Writer Awakens | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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have been following Louisa moats transformation, good for her,  #voicesrising

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How Campbell Brown Became a Hate Figure

How Campbell Brown Became a Hate Figure | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
Thoughts on a great profile.
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Great ppints here..unions have to come to grips with Obama Ed policies...

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Reading Sage: Reading Comprehension Strategies Worth Teaching

Reading Sage: Reading Comprehension Strategies Worth Teaching | Struggling Readers: Title I, ELL, Special Ed. and the Common Core | Scoop.it
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Great advise here on teaching reading strategies

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