When a child can't read....

Discussion in 'General Education' started by ecteach, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. ecteach

    ecteach Devotee

    May 25, 2012
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    Oct 8, 2018

    When a child can't read in middle school their options are so limited. Even with read aloud they can't succeed, as the processing is off. I have one boy who asks for me to read each question 4 or 5 times and you can see him trying to process the information. But, he can tell you the material. Part of me wants to give him alternative assessments, but then another part of me knows that this is part of the reason why he can't read. Everyone has always made accommodations for him instead of teaching him to read. I think we should teach nothing but reading to students until they learn to read. I have 2 students who are total non-readers, but bright otherwise. It's just heartbreaking to watch. I'm going to try Wilson with them, but like everyone else, I have limited time to do it.

    It's truly breaking my heart. More than anything I just need to vent.
  3. creativemonster

    creativemonster Comrade

    Aug 29, 2006
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    Oct 8, 2018

    Is the student sped? If so, maybe his goals can reflect his need to work on reading. If not, wow...maybe there is something organic that needs to be addressed at meeting with specialist?

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