From the Franklin radar for regular readers, the exploits of the "Crazy Reading Ladies" at Horace Mann may be familiar. This article provides a nice recap of their insights in getting middle school students to read.
"The expectations of middle school are daunting enough without the added challenges for students with learning disabilities. Students who have difficulty with reading skills and comprehension find themselves at a disadvantage that has repercussions academically and socially.
Fortunately, Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin, Massachusetts, has Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, affectionately known by their students as “The Crazy Reading Ladies.” Erin is a reading specialist who provides intensive reading instruction while Mary is the assistant principal and a former 8th grade English Language Arts teacher who cultivates a schoolwide community of readers and literacy.
In a recently published Bookshare blog series, Erin and Mary share their wildly successful techniques and philosophy on removing barriers and getting reluctant readers to succeed."
Continue reading the article online https://benetech.org/teach-reading-skills/
|Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, affectionately known by their students as “The Crazy Reading Ladies"|
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