Where do secondary educators start to support struggling students?

May 10, 2022
Where do secondary educators start to support struggling students?

Hi Literacy Lovers,

We’re always thinking of our secondary students who struggle and need our support. Where do we start? In our recent podcast episode, we talk with James and Dianne Murphy, authors of Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading. We find this book helpful to break down secondary reading: learning and practice. We especially like chapter 4; it supplies practical, actionable ways to approach teaching reading for secondary learners. We’re so glad you’re here to learn with us. 

Learn More

A recent Keys to Literacy blog by Joan Sedtia discusses a recently released research guide from The Institute of Education Sciences: Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4-9: An Educator’s Practice Guide. This report builds on and updates the findings from several older reports, including

Keys to Literacy is offering a 1-day workshop titled Adolescent Reading Intervention Live Virtual Professional Development on June 22. Go to their website to register: https://keystoliteracy.com/events/ 

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Join us for Friday Podcast Chat every Friday where we talk about recently released episodes! This past Friday, Lori talked with a secondary educator, Marissa Bongo, about how she and her school teammates are using Thinking Reading for a book study in Professional Learning Communities. 

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