In teaching reading, one size does not fit all. Today's schools serve children from a variety of families and backgrounds, with a variety of learning strengths and needs. Differentiated instruction is a flexible and individual approach to instruction. When a teacher reaches out to an individual or small group and varies her teaching to create the best learning experience possible, that teacher is differentiating instruction. It's not easy, but it is critical for success.
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Launching Young Readers
Learn the warning signs for a child who may have difficulties with reading and why early intervention is so important.
Explore the reading challenges facing kids with disabilities, and what schools across the country are doing to help them find success.
Find out how to help young readers learn to decode individual words accurately and quickly.
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