Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2017

Grade(s): K - 8

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Patricia Vitale-Reilly

Supporting Struggling Learners: 50 Instructional Moves for the Classroom Teacher

As teachers, how do you meet the needs of all your students while also meeting the demands of the curriculum?  With over two decades of experience in the classroom as a teacher, staff developer, and national consultant, Patty Vitale-Reilly has been there. And with Supporting Struggling Learners, she shares 50 of her tried and true solutions that make learning accessible for all students.

With these 50 instructional moves that can be applied across subjects and grades, Patty shows you how to make a positive impact on student thinking and learning. Loaded with practical tools and templates, including forms, checklists, questionnaires, and more, Supporting Struggling Learners provides strategies and structures to help you:

  • create a clutter-free classroom environment that welcomes and supports each and every student
  • harness the power of collaborative learning and small group instruction
  • scaffold writing across the day
  • utilize visuals in instruction and practice
  • develop students’ learning, communication, and study skills
  • establish home-school connections that help support students.

Make small changes in the classroom with moves geared to what the student needs most in that moment. Supporting Struggling Learners empowers you to implement effective instructional moves that make a big difference in your students’ learning and in their lives.