All children make progress with reading when the instruction targets their needs.
Assessment is key to productive reading instruction. Assessments inform what is taught and how it is taught so that teaching and practice can maximize learning.
A balanced approach to literacy is best. In a balanced literacy approach, children receive instruction in all components of literacy: phonics/spelling, phonological awareness, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. We believe these components work in harmony as children read.
Reading instruction is not "one-size-fits-all." Each child has his or her own interests, strengths, and weaknessess that require careful consideration when planning instruction.
Children must feel successful in order to maintain motivation to learn. Teaching strategies and content should be challenging, but not overwhelming.
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