Teaching Struggling Learners

How to improve classroom literacy

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Content Area Texts

Most students have some degree of difficulty reading and comprehending content area texts. Use of these for learning without proper support often leads to failure to achieve expected levels of performance. Here are a few tools we as teachers can use to improve retention and address literacy needs of students.

Tips for literacy success!

  • Recognizing challenging texts
  • Identifying key parts
  • Planning ahead (6 P's)
  • Think Aloud
  • Student Friendly Vocabulary Exercises
  • News ELA
  • ATbar
  • Outside resources