The SCL Classroom: Supporting Developing Readers with Accessing Grade Level Text (Grades 3-12)

Focus Area: Student-Centered Literacy

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

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Research has shown that one effective way to fill instructional gaps, while also increasing achievement, is to provide students with consistent exposure and practice with grade level content through the reading of grade level text.

During this 2-hour workshop, classroom teachers and instructional staff of all subject areas in grades 3-12 will develop an understanding of why access to grade level text must be part of developing readers’ instructional program and explore strategies to support them with creating entry points into grade level text for their diverse learners.


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity


I focus on the grade level expectation when planning differentiated learning experiences that target students strengths and needs.

Learning Experience


  • Participants will consider the “Matthew Effect” as they unpack the connection between developing readers having consistent access to grade level text and reading and literacy achievement.


  • Participants will explore research based strategies and scaffolds for supporting students reading below grade level with accessing grade level text.


  • Participants will develop a plan for consistently implementing one strategy in their classroom instruction