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Posted on October 19, 2014 10:24 pm
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Ashley Gladden
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Lower level Learners

I have students who read on a 1st grade level in the 7th grade. This particular student is expected to take the Georgia Milestone like every other student. How can I show progression with this student and still have high, rigorous expectations?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 19, 2014 11:58 pm

havebu
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If the student does not have a IEP or a 504 plan you may want to get him one to allow for accommodations for the test. Although if he is that low then he should have a plan in place from previous years.
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Posted October 19, 2014 10:31 pm

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It is very important to provide students with text that is on his/her reading level. A website titled readworks.org allows you to select content specific reading topics that are on particular grade levels. This student may also need an SST plan where he or she can receive interventions to increase his or her reading level.
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Solution 3
Posted March 14, 2015 1:19 pm

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I would start the student on Differentiated Phonics by Dr. Sharon Walpole as soon as possible to try and teach as many phonics patterns as you can. I would also teach test taking strategies like finding words from the question in the stories to help answer the questions.
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Solution 4
Posted March 15, 2015 4:39 pm

Katrina Hammonds
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I too have this problem with a number of the students in my classes. Unfortunately, GA Milestones is going to be a huge challenge for them, however, I've placed a high regard on reading in my classes. With 73% of our 7th grade population being below level in reading, I don't have any other choice. Below are a couple of websites that I use for my students, as they address the reading level of LLL and HLL.

www.newela.org has articles and quizzes that are adjusted to fit varying lexile levels. During my 15 mins. of choice reading, I allow my LLL students to access readtheory.org to practice reading, comprehension, vocabulary, and reasoning. This website is a great tool, because you can start them on their level (it goes from 1st grade to 12th grade) and it will adjust them based on their quiz scores. It allows you to track their progress, view their quizzes, and see their deficiencies immediately. Both sites are free to use.
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