references to specific student readings can also be incorporated into such lessons to make the links between general information and personal experience that much more clear.
If it was observed in February that a quarter of all students were not on track to meet the identified academic goal, significant steps would need to be taken to ensure a higher level of achievement. Individual meetings with these students could be increased, and partnerships with some of the more advanced students might also be implemented as a way of allowing peer involvement during group lessons to help improve critical engagement. As reading confidence is the primary concern for low-achieving students, however, a more beneficial approach would be to assign additional reading material, but of a sufficiently easy level so as not to present an undue burden on these students. Reading improves with practice, ad thus it is practice reading that such students would need in order to achieve the established goal. Extra support would also need to be provided, but the students must be prompted through this support to take their own actions in changing their circumstance.
Teaching a diverse population of learners will never be optimal for every student. There will always be some give and take regarding the capabilities of the classroom as a whole and the level of individual attention students can receive. With proper goals and a strategy for achieving these goals, though, all students can be well-served even in a diverse educational setting.
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