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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Teaching strategy for slow learners

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From: Debra Whiting <mrsweather4him@yahoo.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2007012712:58:25
Subject: Re: slow learner


First of all, don't over stress yourself.  Some children are not
ready.    
You need to keep giving them the basics. Set aside a few minutes a day
for the two of them to have their own reading group.  You could give
their group a cute name of their own.  It could be a 5 min. to 10 min.
time. If they are also slow in numbers you could take 5 min. for
number and 5 min. for letters and sounds.  

Also, get their parents involved.  You want to be honest, but not
discouraging.  I have had students who looked hopeless and then they
started to learn as if a light had been switched on.  Many parents are
more than willing to help.  Look for progress on their own scale and
praise for progress.  They will not  catch up with the rest of the
class, but your goal will need to be that they are learning even
though it may be slow.


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