Mary, Thanks for responding. It has been enlightening to listen to other teachers. I agree that a balanced approach is best. In an effort to meet AYP in reading and writing with one of the subgroups within our high school, several LA teachers worked together to provide more intentional intervention for certain students. They used research-based and experience-proven methods to help these low performing readers improve. We just found out that we exceeded our AYP goal by 7% - just goes to show that we need to keep doing the things we know work.
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