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3 Strategies for Students Who Struggle with Reading and Writing

Improve reading skills by helping students learn how to set their own goals. strategies for students who struggle with reading and writingDr. Linda Mason helps us understand how to help students become better readers with goal setting, self-regulating, and self-assessment strategies.

Linda shares lots of practical research-based advice on helping struggling readers. I find her revelation about students with ED and the impact these strategies have on their reading and writing very exciting. We cover a lot of ground in today's episode.

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Show Notes:

  • How do we start when we need to help students become better readers?
  • How do we help students learn to set their own reading and writing goals?
  • What are examples of effective and ineffective reading and writing goals?
  • How can we help students become more self-regulating and self-assess their own work?
  • What does the research say about this method of helping students become better readers?
  • The astounding impact of these methods on students with emotional struggles versus average readers?
  • What are some strategies for helping students become more metacognitive about reading?
  • What is a practical way to help students understand their reading speed and improve reading?

Dr. Linda H. Mason is a Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She conducts research on Self-Regulated Strategy Development for reading comprehension and writing.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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