First thing Monday morning four of us gather with a parent in my room to review an IEP up for review. My mind was reading, processing, and inquiring about a few things. I thought I was asking some good questions; a little nitty gritty, a bit global, and a bit whole child. Until...
We shared with the parent the next step in reading is going to be reading multisyllabic words but that needs to come up in his systematic phonics small group instruction probably first. Then our conversation went to a fluency goal which probably needs the work with multi syllable words to happen first to see the goals that are hoped for. My student's mom asked how she could help him practice this. An intervention teacher said, "We have controlled text passages and I can share them with you." Her next question is brilliant, "Are there books for that?" The answer for this was not really.
I was so happy my parent understood books are the best vehicle for reading instruction.
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