Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Primary); Individualized instruction
Learning to read is a journey, and the first steps of this journey are among the most important. It is critical for struggling readers to have support and encouragement as they overcome the various obstacles they face. Not all young readers have the same background knowledge and sufficient skills to be proficient. Teachers play a vital role in supporting these students. First grade especially is a critical step on this path. A poor reader will continue to struggle and lose interest without the necessary guidance. This paper will detail the necessity of assisting the struggling reader in the first grade classroom with particular focus on the role of differentiation.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Elementary Education
Lynn E. Nielsen
Timothy G. Weih
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©2009 Christine M. Troyer
Troyer, Christine M., "The importance of differentiation for the struggling reader" (2009). Graduate Research Papers. 1646.