“reluctant readers” “reading” “assessment” “struggling readers”


When we’re paying attention, we learn things about our students that we’ve never considered before. Over the last three years, I’ve conducted lesson studies in roughly fifty classrooms with over 700 students. ¬†As “in the moment” formative assessment assumed a greater role in this work, teachers began to make some powerful discoveries about readers that ¬†inspired very specific and effective shifts in curriculum design and instruction. These are some of those stories: 1. Each time,…