Snapshot: How do you teach more complex texts, as required by your standards, without increasing your students’ frustration levels?
With Tim Shanahan, you will explore the use of scaffolding and other teaching practices to support more advanced reading. These practices are designed to help students who are lagging, students who are far behind and those who are reading at and above grade level and want to continue to be challenged. Tim will share his ideas about how to ensure students are making real progress as they move from one reading level to the next.
Simply adding more challenging texts to your curriculum is not enough to raise your students’ reading achievement to the level required. You need to make thoughtful and nuanced changes to your teaching practices to get students reading outside their comfort zone. In this webinar, Tim Shanahan explores the use of scaffolding and other teaching practices to support more advanced reading.
- The background and rationale for the text challenge or complexity requirements under the Common Core
- Guided reading, instructional level, zone of proximal development
- How text difficulty is measured
- How to scaffold challenging text
- What to do about students who are far behind
- Additional instructional guidance