Fostering reading excellence at every level of school through reading clinics

Evan Ortlieb, Gerlinde Grandstaff-Beckers, Earl H Cheek, Jr.

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With the increased emphasis on standardized testing from state and federal mandates, the need for reading remediation has intensi?ed. Programs directed toward increasing student test scores have been put in place nationwide with mixed results. These initiatives include response to intervention (RTI), direct instruction, and individualized education programs (IEPs); however, the focus remains on correcting students? problems, rather than on creating an environment in which success is not only attainable but also allows students to ?ourish. Imagine a place where students are motivated, intrigued, and eager to ?nd what the teacher has planned for the day. This is not fantasy; this place is known as a reading clinic. This article aims to detail speci?cs on how to effectively structure and lead operations at a reading clinic at any grade level?from elementary to postsecondary school.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 6
Number of pages6
JournalThe Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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