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Posted on February 24, 2013 12:07 am
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Yasar Bodur
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How would you handle varied reading abilities in the content areas?
If you are asked this question in a job interview for a teaching position: What are some things you should avoid when responding to this question? What might be some important points to stress that would get the interviewer’s attention? How would you respond to this question?
 
     
     
 
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Posted April 18, 2013 8:19 pm

ryZuSa
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Varied reading abilities is inevitable within or outside of all content areas, and you should definitely be prepared for this. To address, research and compile a number of books, or text sets, that address particular content areas from a number of difference levels and approaches. Students should never be limited to just one resource, but many as to broaden their perspective and strengthen their understanding.
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Posted February 17, 2015 1:24 pm

ysaWab
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I would say that students who are stronger readers could be paired with students who struggle during certain activities. I would also provide independent reading activities so that students can read at their own pace. Implementing different leveled texts may be a good idea too.
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Posted March 16, 2015 12:34 am

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I would not assume that all students are reading on grade level. If given, I would find out the Lexile scores of the students. I will review material via power point and visuals to make sure of clarity and understanding. I will use manipulatives for reinforcement. In summarizing and reviewing details of the lesson, I will use thinking maps. I will encourage the students to use thinking maps to view the information. This will help them by seeing how smaller components of the lesson result in a bigger picture. Students will also be allowed to work in groups of two or three where a student reads a passage and the others discuss what was said.
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Solution 4
Posted April 18, 2013 7:24 pm

eWaPyH
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I will have an extensive in-class library that will have books specific for each reading ability level of my students. On top of the in-class library, the students will have access to the school library. There are tests that the children can take on the computer that will print out a list of books specific for their reading level. I will send this list home with the students so the parents can encourage reading ability reading outside of the classroom.
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