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System 44 BR Students-when Series 1Books are way too hard

Hi! This is my first year teaching Read 180, but I am Reading Recovery and Fountas’ and Pinnell’s Leveled Literacy Intervention trained. This is my 30 year in education. I find the Series 1 System 44 books are entirely too hard for my 17 BR students. They are failing all of their Reading Counts Tests because no matter how many times they listen to the book, they can’t remember all the details. Letting them use the book to take the test doesn’t help, because they can’t read the book and are very frustrated! Need opinions and suggestions please! I want to buy into this program, but I’m really having a hard time doing this!

Posted on: October 08 2018
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  • AskDee

    Please email me directly at AskDee@sbcglobal.net. I have several "reading" plans for the System 44 books that teachers have used successfully. If that doesn't work, I sometimes suggest reducing the number of questions the students must answer on the tests. That can be done in the Reading Counts Settings in SAM. Dee, Ask Dee at the READ 180 Community

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