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Reading Online - Articles: Teaching Readers Who Struggle: A Pragmatic Middle School Framework

a peer-reviewed article for the e-journal Reading Online
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This article outlines the struggles of having to provide the need of students who struggle with literacy, especially students who don’t qualify for the special programs, or Title I, or for any outside reading instruction. The article gives us insight of the hardship of having to reach those students in a classroom, when there are many other students who require assistance simultaneously. The article also recommends a pragmatic framework for teachers to implement in their classrooms.

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What Science Offers Teachers of Reading | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

What Science Offers Teachers of Reading | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Eug90-Literacy | Scoop.it
Article about teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle: What Science Offers Teachers of Reading
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This insighful article explains why the common assumption teachers make that learning to read is different to learning to talk is in fact, a complete misconception. The article provides scientific evidence on the crucial differences between oral language acquisition and reading acquisition and also emphasises the importance of teachers to keep up-to-date with scientific research as scientific knowledge is important for ongoing professional development.

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How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas? | Eug90-Literacy | Scoop.it
You are busy this summer planning and reworking lessons -- adding, adjusting, and tweaking.
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This online article emphasises the importance of literacy skills and explains why we should value communication skills in classrooms. It also provides ways in which we can assist students learning in developing literacy skills, whether it would be by 'scaffolding the reading by using effective strategies pre-, during or after reading' or even by students sharing an informal conversation with their pair.

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Can you teach a baby to read? It's the latest obsession for pushy parents - reading lessons for newborns. And, incredibly, there's evidence it actually works

Can you teach a baby to read? It's the latest obsession for pushy parents - reading lessons for newborns. And, incredibly, there's evidence it actually works | Eug90-Literacy | Scoop.it
John Wilkey was just four days old when his mother Dana, pictured, set about teaching him how to read.
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This article tells the story of mums who teach their babies as young as four days to read words. The debatable question is whether this is necessary and whether kids who learn literacy skills from an earlier age are at an advantage?

However, others percieve this as giving stress to the baby that can lead to negative consequences as they develop.

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Teacher Knowledge Matters in Supporting Young Readers | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Teacher Knowledge Matters in Supporting Young Readers | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Eug90-Literacy | Scoop.it
Knowing what teachers know and how they practice is necessary to ensure that there are professionals in every classroom meeting the diverse needs of students.
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This article highlights the importance of early intervention for those who struggle with emergent literacy have been described as young readers who have not learned "to orchestrate their knowledge of language, of the world, and of print, and how it works" (Pinnell, Fried, & Estice, 1990, p. 282). 

The article emphasises the need evaluating teacher's knowledge and suggests ways for ongoing assessment and consistency in monitoring students' progress and plan for instruction. 

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