Young readers push themselves

An Anonymous Patron writes sent over This IndyStar Article on "guided reading."
Not only is the success reflected in the numbers, but teachers see anecdotal evidence almost daily that the program is a good tool to help new readers get comfortable with reading.

"We would use this chunk of the day to read anyway," Unger explained. "We just had to rethink it, restructure it from a large group to a small group."

Treinen said the guided reading concept breaks students into groups of no more than six children, selected on the basis of their skills.


This is what used to be done in schools. Break the students up into homogeneous groups. It is funny to watch the cycle of what is "in" and what is "out". I just wish they would leave phonics in ...

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