Insight: Making Reading Individualization Happen Part 5-Wrapping It Up!

Let’s end this discussion with some final thoughts and a whole bunch of resources!

This post is the conclusion of a series exploring instruction through reading individualization . Check out the other posts as well!

Conclusion

The growing reliance on 1:1 teaching models has led to an increase in demand for leveled reading content. Neither of these trends is showing any sign of diminishing in the future, so the availability of technology-leveled reading should become not only desirable, but ubiquitous. As this happens, schools and teachers will need to become increasingly aware of the best practices in instruction and professional development. If careful and consistent attention is given to the principles of individualization based on leveled readings, rather than the resources that provide them, then teachers can develop practices that will work with any resource providing leveled readings. Springboarding and stretching should become instructional practices as well known as scaffolding and formative assessment.

Resources

Check out these Sylvania Digital Learning posts on the tools and tricks needed for individualized reading instruction!

Cool Trick: The Basic Functions of Achieve3000

Insight: Simple Strategies to Make Achieve3000 Work for Your Discipline

Teacher Showcase: Finding the Science in Achieve3000 with Kaitlin Sibert

Teacher Showcase: Solving Problems through Achieve3000 with Jamie Holley

Teacher Showcase: Authentic Achieve3000 Lessons from Northview and Southview

All Achieve3000-tagged SDL Articles

Resource Introduction: Newsela

Resource Introduction: TweenTribune

 

Author: Alexander Clarkson

After ten years of teaching English language arts at Southview High School and three years at McCord Junior High School, Alex is the first digital instruction specialist for Sylvania Schools. He moves from building to building helping teachers reach and engage their students through digital learning.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s