I just took on a 4th grade class midyear, and the students unfortunately spent most of the past semester with different substitute teachers. They haven't had consistent instruction, and their reading scores are pretty low, judging from their benchmark test results (over half are approaches/falls far below on the FAME scale)... What kind of reading activities would you recommend to help out those who have fallen behind? I don't want to necessarily assign extra homework/classwork... but maybe differentiate somehow? Would leveled reading groups be a good idea? Or find a time when the other students can do independent work, to give supplemental small group instruction to those who need it? One of my students is also extremely far behind in writing (I'm wondering if he would qualify for SPED), and I'm uncertain how to approach that a well. It's my first year, so I am open to any and all advice!!