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ERIC Number: ED534258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 142
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
What We Know about: Helping Struggling Learners in the Elementary and Middle Grades
Educational Research Service
Helping students to become active and engaged learners at an early age is key to their success throughout their school years not only to raise test scores but to raise student achievement in a more meaningful way. If school staff work together, making maximum use of the knowledge base about teaching and learning, they will help students become more engaged, independent, and effective learners. This report demonstrates that helping struggling learners become successful requires more than an emphasis on basic skills. The report addresses topics such as individualizing instruction, effective reading and math instruction for struggling learners, ways to help students develop as more effective learners, student motivation, effective classroom management, and the characteristics of good teaching. Each of these will help educators develop a multifaceted approach to help teachers meet the needs of their struggling learners. The table of contents presents the following chapters: (1) Individualizing Instruction; (2) Improving Reading Achievement; (3) Improving Achievement in Mathematics; (4) Improving Students' Use of Learning Strategies; (5) Motivating Reluctant Learners; (6) Ensuring Effective Teaching; (7) Ensuring Effective Classroom Management; and (8) Pulling It All Together.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service