So sad...

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Registered: 04-19-2004
So sad...
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Mon, 09-22-2008 - 9:22pm
I was sub in reading room today at our high school. I helped the teacher deliver test scores and improvemnet plans to students today (she had to leave and so I helped her so she could go earlier). I delievered several to these kids one of which read at 2nd grade level. Another at 4th grade and another who couldn't read at all. Only one was surprised and wanted help. the rest refused. They seemed unaffected. School will probably graduate them too ifthey don't drop out. So sad. They are very street wise too so they aren't dumb. **sigh**
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Registered: 04-21-2008
In reply to: imotherothers
Mon, 09-22-2008 - 9:57pm

There could be multiple factors to their lack of reading skills and levels. It could be they have learning disabilities and there could also be socio-economic factors involved, and it could be a combination of both. I have a class of students with similar issues. However, they are the most willing to work for me because they know I care and I am willing to do what I have to do to help them be successful and to educate them to the best of their abilities.

You say that these students are "street wise" so my guess is that education is not something that is valued in their homes. My experience is that students like this don't care because after school, they don't have time to read or do homework. They're at jobs trying to help support their families. Unfortunately, this is becoming a bigger and bigger issue in schools. If you want to know more, look up the research done by Ruby Payne and her theories about the framework of poverty.


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Registered: 06-04-2003
In reply to: imotherothers
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 1:25pm

>>>If you want to know more, look up the research done by Ruby Payne and her theories about the framework of poverty.>>>


I concur!!


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Registered: 05-25-2007
In reply to: imotherothers
Sun, 10-05-2008 - 11:52am
Ruby Payne has some of the best research out there on poverty!!

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