It’s critical for secondary educators to have an understanding of how students learn to read and how to scaffold instruction to support adolescents with word reading difficulties so they can be successful in content areas.
In part three of a conversation with Pivot Learning, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares how professional learning for core curriculum teachers as well as interventionists can help improve outcomes for adolescents with word reading difficulties. Included with the video is a list of professional learning courses offered by CORE, a subsidiary of Pivot Learning, that build secondary educators’ knowledge of teaching reading and writing.
High-quality instructional materials* are one of the key levers for increasing outcomes for all students. This Curriculum Implementation Project Planning Toolkit will help you establish and execute plans for effective implementation of instructional materials.
The number one motivator for adolescents with word reading difficulties to engage in reading is success. Once a student begins to see that they can learn to read they’ll want to make more and more gains. So, how do you help students find success quickly?
In part two of a conversation with Pivot Learning, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares strategies she has found to be effective in engaging and motivating adolescents with word reading difficulties.
Announcing a Common Definition and an Initiative to Preserve the Integrity of Reading Science
The term “Science of Reading” has been used more and more over the past several years but with varying meanings and misconceptions. On February 3, 2021 “The Science of Reading: A Defining Movement” – a coalition of educators, policymakers, education advocates, and academics – launched a common definition of the Science of Reading. READ MORE
Adolescents need strong reading skills in order to fully access content-area curricula and prepare for success after high school. Yet 30% of students in upper grades read below basic.
In part one of a conversation with Pivot Learning, Linda Diamond — author of the Teaching Reading Sourcebook — shares some of the reasons why reading scores for adolescents have decreased since 2015 and provides recommendations to educators for effective intervention.
Along with the video is a free tip sheet that includes 10 recommendations for intensive intervention that works for older students, four types of intervention that don’t work for older students, and a list of reading intervention curricula that Linda recommends. READ MORE