Reading

6 Strategies for Morphological Instruction

In Word Detectives: Using Units of Meaning to Support Literacy, Goodwin, Miriam, Lipsky, and Soyeon Ahn (2012), looked at research regarding how students comprehend, how students deconstruct words in order to determine word meaning, and the impact of morphological instruction on student understanding of words. From their findings, here are six strategies that focus on morphological instruction that help students understand how to attack and conquer unknown words, but have the added benefit of being easily implemented into any classroom. Segmenting and Building Begin with segmenting and building words with morphemes. Remember that the focus of this exercise [...]

6 Strategies for Morphological Instruction2019-01-01T16:09:20-04:00

6 Guided Reading Mistakes
You Might be Making

An important time to support struggling readers is during guided reading. However, just because you are doing guided reading does not necessarily mean that you are supporting your struggling readers. Here are six common guided reading mistakes you might be making. You are using books that are too difficult. If the books that are being used during guided reading time are too difficult for students to read, guided reading isn’t really happening. Why not? If the book is too difficult, the teacher is doing most of the reading, and the teacher is the one who is practicing reading, not the [...]

6 Guided Reading Mistakes
You Might be Making
2019-01-01T15:15:50-04:00