Teachers Learn New Ways to Teach Reading

Keloland TV (Sioux Falls, SD)
Many Sioux Falls students may have enjoyed a break Wednesday, but their teachers aren't taking the day off. In fact, they did a little learning of their own at teacher inservices. "It's not that they can't read, but their interests just aren't there yet," Micah Siegel, a third grade teacher at JFK Elementary in Sioux Falls said. The training is teaching teachers to get through to those kids. Elementary instructional coach Jane Hannemann is using the book "The Daily 5" as a teaching tool. It outlines the five things students should be doing every day to become better readers. "Reading to themselves, reading to someone, listening to reading, working on words, and working on writing," Hannemann said.

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