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Debbie B. Fowler's Blog – December 2009 Archive (1)

Reading at the high school level

Five years ago we noticed that our reading scores were remaining very poor. Our school is in a rural setting in Kentucky, and we decided to take action. We began to offer a reading literacy class for incoming freshmen who were reading below grade level. I taught the class for four years, and the first thing I noticed was that the kids all came in saying, "I hate to read. I don't want reading class. Change my schedule." The class had to begin being all about relationships. We learned about each… Continue

Added by Debbie B. Fowler on December 3, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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