There are four lies/misconceptions about struggling readers that have become embedded in school systems, said Terrie Noland, vice president of educator initiatives at Learning Ally, during a recent edWebinar. “School leaders are just following along and are starting to believe them.” These misconceptions are having a detrimental impact on struggling readers, and school leaders need to set the tone and build a school culture where best practices and evidence-based research are shared to create a system of support for all readers.

4 lies we are told about struggling readers


1. Struggling readers have a lower cognitive capacity than typical...

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    Eileen Belastock, CETL is the director of academic technology for Mount Greylock RSD in Williamstown, Mass., and also works with edWeb.net to write articles on their professional learning edWebinars. You can follow her on Twitter @EileenBelastock.