Students can struggle with reading for a variety of reasons: rich vocabulary, lack of background knowledge, the author's writing style. To scaffold difficult texts, teach students to annotate through the gradual release process.
Standard 4: Knowledge of Content : The elementary teacher is knowledgeable, in addition to literacy and mathematics in HISTORY. Standard 4.1 = The teacher has demonstrated the ability to utilize content knowledge to ensure student learning.
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