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My way of teaching reading is so much better than the confusion. I do not think the students are learning!!!I Hate trying to teach a reading circle while kids are crawling on the floor. I have 32 years of SUCCESS! When is someone going to put a stop to this madness? Worksheets can ask creative questions and students learn to sit and focus which they need in our society! We seldom even sit together at a table anymore to have our meals. On yearly tests they must be able to sit and focus for long periods of time not sit on the floor and play a confusing game. What are we doing to our students if we do not give them the opportunity to stretch their ability to sit quietly , think and focus and answer questions on paper? It is a process and will not be mastered unless they are given opportunities to succeed.
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  • Stefanie The ignorance I am reading on this page from the people who do not trust kids to work independently. I have been a kindergarten teacher for 14 years and have ALWAYS been able to work in small groups with children while the rest of my class works ind...See More
    Aug 17, 2009
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  • MrsMBC On 3/07/09, Tim wrote: > 3/7/09, Tim wrote: > I've been teaching a little more than 1/2 then number of years > that Bev has and I have to say that if something isn't broken > then why are we trying to fix it. During my teachi...See More
    Aug 20, 2009
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  • anon Those two gurus of whole language should be jailed for educational malpractice. There was a reason the old ways existed for years and years--it's because they worked. On 1/25/09, Bev wrote: > My way of teaching reading is so much better th...See More
    Sep 14, 2009
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  • Reading Coach If the old ways work so well why are we still remediating 60 years later. We are seeing students who are 2-4 years behind their grade level peers. If solitary seatwork is the "best way" I beleive we would see progress in the reading abli...See More
    Oct 6, 2009
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  • Frieda Giles I need some help understanding a Fountas Pinnell assessment I received for my child. Seven year old first grader. LDTC has told me he needs Orton and replacement instruction, I am providing Orton at home, but school is telling me he's doing gr...See More
    Oct 26, 2009
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