Advice for teachers on helping struggling readers

02/22/2012 | Education Week Teacher

Authors and teachers Regie Routman, Laura Robb and Kylene Beers in this blog post share their ideas for helping students become better readers. Routman suggests teachers focus on students' book choices, showing them how to pick books that interest them and are the appropriate level, and allowing uninterrupted time for reading. Robb suggests a strategy that balances instructional and independent reading, while Beers advises educators to first determine why students are struggling, then choose strategies for helping them.

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