Ability groups build reading skills of Ill. elementary students

11/13/2013 | Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)

Students at Baum Elementary School in Decatur, Ill., work for an hour each day on literacy skills in small groups organized by reading levels. Reading comprehension, vocabulary and spelling skills are reinforced through activities such as making "cause" and "effect" graphics on iPads, playing board games and reading self-selected books. "Teaching has changed so much in the last eight years," said third-grade teacher Katie LeBegue, who also said she has learned to incorporate more technology into lessons.

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