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ERIC Number: EJ1120843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
"It Ain't Hard No More!" Individualizing Instruction for Struggling Readers
Stover, Katie; Sparrow, Amanda; Siefert, Bobbi
Preventing School Failure, v61 n1 p14-27 2017
Despite sound instructional practices to develop foundational reading skills with young learners, numerous learners continue to lag behind in literacy learning. Many do not view themselves as readers, lack motivation, and become disengaged with learning in general. This article shares a research-based instructional framework developed by one of the authors, Amanda Sparrow, who tutored a struggling reader. An attitudinal survey was included that revealed the tutee's interest in tractors and dump trucks. With this information, the tutee's interests and differentiated instruction to meet his unique learning needs were considered. Consequently, the tutee eagerly engaged in learning and, ultimately, developed his self-efficacy as a reader. The authors posit this instructional approach may inform mainstream teachers who continue to seek ways to improve the literacy success of all learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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