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8 Strategies to Support Choice Reading in the Secondary Classroom

Setting students up for independent reading success can be difficult. It requires going beyond opening the book shelf and saying "and go." Finding a book (and even curating a list of books) they want to read can be difficult for a teen.  For ways to find books for your students see the bottom of the… Continue reading 8 Strategies to Support Choice Reading in the Secondary Classroom

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Introducing the 3 stages of the reading cycle to high school students

Secondary students who struggle with reading don't understand that reading isn't something that just happens and that it isn't something that you are innately good at. Teachers have to work hard to get these students to buy into the fact that reading is a skill that can be learned, practiced and improved. And just like any skill it needs to be broken down and taught.

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Part 5: The positive impact of teaching high school students how to read

We assume that high school students can read. But if you teach high school you have come across those students who read the text, maybe even sound great aloud, but still seem to be struggling with comprehension and critical thinking about the text. Need some help supporting your struggling students? Read my 5 part blog series on "How to teach high school students to read." Part 5 tells you about the positive impact that teaching high school students how to read has beyond their success in your classroom.

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Part 4-Fostering a Love of Reading

We assume that high school students can read. But if you teach high school you have come across those students who read the text, maybe even sound great aloud, but still seem to be struggling with comprehension and critical thinking about the text. Need some help supporting your struggling students? Read my 5 part blog series on "How to teach high school students to read." Part 4 tells you how to help students find books to read that they will love and how to incorporate independent choice reading into your everyday curriculum.

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Part 3-Teaching Reading Strategies

We assume that high school students can read. But if you teach high school you have come across those students who read the text, maybe even sound great aloud, but still seem to be struggling with comprehension and critical thinking about the text. Need some help supporting your struggling students? Read my 5 part blog series on "How to teach high school students to read." Part 3 tells you the importance of teaching reading strategies, how to set up a reading strategies unit, finding leveled texts, how to teach students how to make connections and ask questions and integrating these strategies throughout the rest of the school year.

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Part 2-Getting them to buy in & supporting their efforts

We assume that high school students can read. But if you teach high school you have come across those students who read the text, maybe even sound great aloud, but still seem to be struggling with comprehension and critical thinking about the text. Need some help supporting your struggling students? Read my 5 part blog series on "How to teach high school students to read." Part 2 tells you how to access their reading level, how to help them find a "just right book," how to set aside in class time for reading, how to keep students accountable, and the importance of conferencing with students,

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Part 1-Overview: How to teach high school student’s how to read: 5 Part blog series

We assume that high school students can read. But if you teach high school you have come across those students who read the text, maybe even sound great aloud, but still seem to be struggling with comprehension and critical thinking about the text. Need some help supporting your struggling students? Read my 5 part blog series on "How to teach high school students to read."