Reading K-6

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Share ideas and give advice for delivering effective reading lessons.

How do you teach reading in the different contents?

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I'm in an under-performing school. We have a lot of pressure on us over standardized test scores for Reading this year. Anyone else?

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Do you guys remember the Book It program when you were younger? Where you'd get a Pizza Hut personal pizza for reading a certain number of books? Do programs like that still exist?

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What's that one book that you'll never forget from your childhood or that made you a reader? What are your students' favorites today?

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Do you still put your students in traditional reading groups? I would like new ways to group students for reading that is not "tracking" them.

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We have ordered books from Scholastic for many years, but I was recently approached by an Usborne consultant. Does anyone have an opinion and/or can compare the two publishers? Thanks!

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I am a life-long bibliophile. I think this is because my parents read books to me all the time. Do you think this is common anymore?

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I work at a preschool that redirects disruptive students by giving them a book to calm down and regroup. Do you think this is a good practice or does it ultimately lead the student to see reading as punishment?

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How important is it that students read at home? Should they be reading every day?

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How do you teach kids high-frequency words/fluency in addition to flashcards?

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What do your students seem to struggle with the most: phonics/decoding skills, reading comprehension, fluency/stamina, or background knowledge? I know they all go hand in hand, but what's most lacking

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best middle-grade novels to hook students?

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Do you have any say in the reading program that your school adopts? What program do you use?

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How do I help students increase their reading fluency and stamina?

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How do I get students to expand their sentences/give more details?

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Do any of your districts use any of Amplify, Wit & Wisdom, or American Reading Company for ELA curriculum resources? Our district is updating our materials and these are 3 we're looking at. Reviews?

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Does anyone use Open Up resources for ELA? It's free and I'm thinking about signing up.

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