Thinking About Text Choices for Readers Who Struggle

Here is the third installment from our When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, Grades K-3 Institute held this week.

by Linda Garbus, former Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and Adjunct Faculty member at Lesley University

• Engage the reader with delightful text.

• Use books that have print features that support rather than impede comprehension.

• Use texts with language that is accessible to the reader.

• Use books with text structures that the reader can access and understand.

• Use texts with illustrations that support meaning and do not confuse the reader.

from When Readers Struggle by Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas, Heinemann, p. 400

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