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My Philosophy - All children can learn (just not on the same day or in the same way)!
The one thing that i'm convinced of is that the reading process is very personal and complicated. Learning to read encompasses so many different skills (letter/sound relationships, grammar, background knowledge, vocabulary, compreshension, story structure, reading strategies, etc.) that it is no wonder it is a challenge for some children. I try to present a balanced approach to reading in order to try to discover the missing pieces of the puzzle that will help a child start to become a more confident reader.
We will be reading in class the BLUFORD series of books along with Esperanza Rising and Hoot.