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I am a new 10th grade reading teacher and the school that I am at will be using Achieve3000 within our rotational model. I have never taught reading in the classroom before and would appreciate any tips on how to best structure my class. Thank you!

Aug 4, 2014 6:44pm

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    • Aug 8, 2014 12:29pm

      Keyana-

      If you can, choose the most engaging YA literature to teach reading. In my district, the students read Divergent series, Number the Stars, John Green books, Butter (which is a new text about a teenager who wants to eat himself to death on youtube), etc... As Teri said, many of the students don't love reading, but give them texts that wake them up, make them think, and make them want to discuss. I don't know anything about Achieve3000 but hopefully you can supplement with some high interest/ rigorous texts that are meaningful and relevant to their worlds.

      Best,
      Katie
      www.katienovakudl.com

      • Aug 13, 2014 1:21pm

        Thank you Teri and Katie! Thanks for sharing some great advice! I will keep this all in my mind!

        Keyana

        • Sep 3, 2016 3:55pm

          I am a new 10th grade reading teacher, too, and I am overwhelmed with how to do this. I have a curriculum and 50 min classes, but now I have to get grades ready for progress reports and I've barely done anything that requires grading! Teri, I'd love to hear from you, or anyone with tips. I'm a former English teacher (24 years ago for 1 year!) so I'm new to Reading and new to teaching. (And new to Florida- we didn't have Reading depts in VA.)