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WW works, but RW is not cutting it
Old 07-19-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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I teach 5th grade, and truly enjoy WW. Most of my students, including Sp. Ed. and ELL, show tremendous growth as writers. However, after 6 years of Readers Workshop, I cannot conceal my disappointment. This program is just not addressing the needs of the struggling reader. To pick up the slack, I have to have guided reading with my lowest groups EVERY day- at the expense of the rest of my class. There just is not enough systematic, direct instruction for 3/4 of my class. I have had my coach observe my class numerous times because I questioned my method of implementation, but she has assured me that it's not me- she hears the same complaint from most of the teachers in our school. We've asked the administration to consider a different approach to reading instruction, but so far it's no go. Anyone else in NYCDOE feel this way?
 
 

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