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Now more than ever, today's teachers are grappling with the question of how to reach struggling readers. While there are no quick fixes, thousands of teachers are combining the principles of differentiated instruction and guided reading with unparalleled success. Mixed in the right proportion, these popular strategies will help you build a balanced literary framework that gets results with even the most challenged learners.
Differentiated instruction tactics will help you understand how your students learn so you can teach in a way that makes sense to them. When you apply those tactics within the guided reading framework, which helps you lead students through new ways of approaching text, great things start to happen. The result is a classroom full of students who are able to negotiate increasingly challenging texts with unprecedented fluency.
- Use guided reading and differentiated instruction to build a balanced literary framework.
- Learn effective assessment techniques.
- Evaluate texts and match them to student needs.
- Help students read with greater understanding.
- Design independent reading projects that make the grade.
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You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.