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Proficient readers ask themselves questions about a text. Asking and answering questions like "what's important here?" and "who's speaking now?" helps readers interact with the text and engage prior knowledge. They are also addressing Common Core State Standards related to key ideas and details and the integration of knowledge and...

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Fluency is reading with accuracy, speed, and understanding. To read aloud with expression requires an understanding of the text’s meaning beyond simple decoding of individual words. Students who struggle with fluency may read slowly, in a monotone, ignoring punctuation, or in choppy start-and-stop rhythms. Often, such readers have difficulty monitoring...

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The meaning of a word can often be gleaned from clues in the surrounding context. What comes before and after a new word can reveal its meaning, structure, and use. These strategies can help students meet Common Core Standards related to Vocabulary Acquisition and Use (link is external). Help struggling...

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Students learn about the “craft” of writing during reviewing. Good writers review and rewrite text many times, making it more interesting, informative, and/or convincing. Differentiated instruction can help students to clarify meaning, improve flow, and edit text. Research shows that most students revise writing for mechanics and format. They also...

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During drafting, students develop a more cohesive text, explain and elaborate their ideas, and explore a topic, guided by purpose, genre, and content area. All students benefit from using word processing and other tech tools while drafting. To build strong writing skills amongst your students across content areas, explicitly teach...

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Prewriting involves setting goals, exploring topics, and beginning to organize ideas. Planning gives students a writing “road map” to follow. Struggling writers tend not to spend enough time planning and organizing their writing. Differentiate instruction by integrating technology. Choose from flexible options and tools that prompt students to generate ideas,...

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Conducting research is an inquiry-based process that involves identifying a question, gathering information, analyzing and evaluating evidence, drawing conclusions, and sharing the knowledge gained. The ability to conduct research is a critical skill students need to be college and career ready. To support struggling students, who may face difficulties in...

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To ensure that your students are prepared to meet the high expectations set by the Common Core State Standards, you may need to incorporate a variety of supports into your English Language Arts (ELA) instruction, including Universal Design for Learning (UDL), explicit instruction of evidence-based strategies, and the use of...

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The Common Core State Standards for English language arts (ELA) represent a shift in the way we approach reading instruction, particularly with regard to content-area reading in history, social studies, and science. Students are expected to read primary and secondary sources closely, analyze text, determine central ideas, and distinguish among...

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Texting and "text speak" can be used to help build foundational reading skills such as word recognition and phonological awareness. You can also use texting to generate discussions of formal and informal language and writing for different tasks, audiences, and purposes, which are necessary skills for meeting college and career...

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