Monday, March 21, 2016

Early Literacy Interventions #5: Six Types of Struggling Readers Doc from Prairie Lakes AEA

Resources.  We need them to be effective at what we do; we also need them to be easy and engaging for both student and teacher.  Which is why I am putting out this series of blog posts.  Every few days I am going to highlight a resource on our shared Early Literacy Interventions website to give you an idea of what's in it and how it can work.  Here's our website:

Prairie Lakes AEA Ed Services consultants have compiled a small list of free and easy to use resources for intervening on literacy skills for students in grades K-6.  The resources are all based on how a reader struggles as identified by the teacher.

Perhaps you have an Automatic Word Caller, where they are fluent, accurate, but struggle with a high level of comprehension?  Or maybe you notice a Slow Word Caller, where the student is accurate, but lacks fluency, expression, and phrasing?  This document has recommendations for both types of struggling readers, along with links to interventions directed to those specific needs.

I like many things about this document, including the implication of how to intervene with students that are great readers, and how to improve instruction using research-based intervention strategies.  Another nice aspect is that many of these strategies are available for teacher training at the University of Northern Iowa's Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy.  Motivated TLC Instructional Coaches would be well suited to look into this program for additional training.

Don't forget to bookmark our Reading Interventions Symbaloo page for easy reference.  If you have another website you'd like me to add, feel free to email or leave a comment below.

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