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Formula For Success

Success for Struggling Readers

 

The formula for success with struggling readers

that my students helped me learn over 30 years

as a reading specialist has been explained in Reading Spotlight’s previous post:

 

What Did Last Year’s Teacher Teach Them?

 

Because reading fundamentals don’t change,

and because reading is so important to success in most  endeavors,

 

I have distilled the most important lesson here:

 

  1. Many students need review of a lesson to retain it.
  2. Some students need more review.
  3. Some other students need even more review.
  4. A few students need complete reteaching and review and more review(s).

 

MY Formula:  Individualization + OVERLEARNING + Patience = Success.

 

That is all.

 

For effective and enjoyable extra practice materials, check out the

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For an interesting read that supports my hard-earned conclusions, see the book by two MIT researchers,

Sanjay Sarma and Luke Yoquino.  Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn.

 

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