Leveled Books in Scholastic EDGE

What is a Striving Reader?

Striving readers 6-24 months below grade level can face a variety of challenges, including struggles with reading and writing, English language acquisition, lack of confidence and fluency with text, scarcity of accessible and age-appropriate content, and adverse effects of the summer slide.

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Adria Klein, Ph.D.,

is a professor emerita of reading education at CSU San Bernardino where she was the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.

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Guided reading has always existed, but the nature of differentiating and providing scaffolds in small groups is fairly new. This means one student may need extra help in vocabulary, but the student next to them may need help with sentence structure. A student is not a level and a book is not a level either. A book has descriptors and factors that may make it difficult — but what makes it difficult for one student is not what makes it difficult for another student. Scholastic EDGE is meant to be a seamless partner within the classroom.