Working with Struggling Readers — Every Child Can Succeed
Linda Farrell talks about her role as a reading intervention specialist, and what more than 20 years of experience working with kids, teachers, and schools has taught her about the potential of struggling learners — that with the right instruction (and patience) every child can become a better reader.
These interview clips are part of our Looking at Reading Interventions video series, showcasing Ms. Farrell's work with K–3 students.
How we can help struggling readers
What's it like to be a reading intervention specialist?
Reading teachers as diagnosticians
Patience when teaching reading
Positive error correction
Teachers take knowledge of reading and make it work in their class
Checking in with students about what they know
Every student can become a better reader
How do you teach children with dyslexia?
The rewards of working with struggling readers
Challenges in bringing reading interventions to schools
The Simple View of Reading
The Simple View of Reading is a formula demonstrating the widely accepted view that reading comprehension involves two basic skills: word recognition (decoding) and language comprehension. Read more in this article, The Simple View of Reading, by Linda Farrell and her colleagues.
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About Linda Farrell
Linda Farrell is a founding partner at Readsters, an Alexandria, VA-based firm that helps schools implement research-based reading instruction. She is committed to effective early reading instruction to help struggling readers become strong readers, and to ensure that strong readers achieve their full potential.
Linda works in schools throughout the U.S. training and coaching teachers and modeling effective reading instruction. She also has designed curricula in Niger and Senegal for children to learn to read in their local languages.
Linda is a former English teacher and she was a National LETRS trainer for seven years. She has co-authored assessments and curricula for teaching reading, as well as several other published works. Linda can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org