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2 Ways to Adapt Partner Responses to Distance Learning

Advice from Dr. Anita Archer

In a recent conversation with Dr. Anita Archer — author and beloved teacher of teachers — she provided two ideas for using partner responses when teaching remotely.

Dr. Archer shared:

“Partner responses are a great tool especially with building comprehension. It provides more opportunities to respond, more use of language.”

Watch this third video in our four-part series with Dr. Archer for ways to adapt partner responses when students are online. Be sure to download the companion tip sheet.

Let us know how these tips worked for you and if you have other ideas for adapting instruction to distance learning for students with word reading difficulties. Email us or share on Twitter by tagging @PivotLearning.

Get More Advice from Dr. Archer

Watch the other videos in this recorded conversation with Dr. Archer about ways to adapt explicit instruction in distance learning environments for students with word reading difficulties.

We’re Here to Help You Provide Exceptional Instruction and Support for Students with Word Reading Difficulties

Dyslexia is top-of-mind in many districts as more states pass legislation to improve supports for students with dyslexia and other word reading difficulties. We work at both the district and school levels to provide insight and guidance to help ensure all students become strong readers. Specifically, Pivot Learning can work with schools and districts to:

  • Develop policies and practices for screening for risk factors and the identification of dyslexia.
  • Provide professional learning and coaching to help teachers understand the key characteristics of dyslexia and learn evidenced-based instructional practices that prevent reading difficulties from becoming lifelong achievement gaps.
  • Implement processes to determine whether English learners are experiencing academic difficulty due to language or a learning disability, such as dyslexia.

If you’d like to speak to someone about how Pivot Learning can support your district to improve outcomes for students with word reading difficulties like dyslexia, please email Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck at CORE.

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