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Strategies for Teaching Reading to English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities

Print Resource Cheryll Duquette and Mary Land Description of practice, approach or strategy: Changing demographics within society (and therefore within schools) has resulted in an increased number of students in English-language schools who do not speak English as their first language (Ortiz, Wilkinson, Robertson-Courtney, & Kushner, 2006). A variety of terms have been used to

25 Anchor Charts That Nail Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is one of the most complex skills to teach. It’s also arguably the most important. Students will only succeed in other subject areas (and make a lifelong habit of reading for pleasure) if they understand what they are reading on an ingrained level. Many factors go into the development of reading comprehension, including

Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers

Teach the Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers To improve students’ reading comprehension, teachers should introduce the seven cognitive strategies of effective readers: activating, inferring, monitoring-clarifying, questioning, searching-selecting, summarizing, and visualizing-organizing. This article includes definitions of the seven strategies and a lesson-plan template for teaching each one. To assume that one can simply have students

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

1. Monitoring comprehension Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. They have strategies to “fix” problems in their understanding as the problems arise. Research shows that instruction, even in the early grades, can help students become better at monitoring their comprehension. Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Strategies {Fix-Up Strategies}

If you’ve ever taught a struggling reader alongside a confident reader, you’ll notice some stark differences. While both come to words they don’t know, the confident reader is more likely to try different reading strategies to figure out the unknown words. Often times, the struggling reader freezes because he either doesn’t have the strategies or

Reading Strategies

Students will Learn that every story has a main idea and supporting details. Find the main idea and several supporting details in a news story. Reading Strategies video Writing paper Pencils and erasers Scissors Newspapers Computer with Internet access (optional) Introduce the topic of finding the main idea in a story by showing Reading Strategies.