Structured Learning

Why is it important?

Successful literacy instruction and interventions, especially for at- risk students and those with reading disabilities, provide a strong core of highly explicit, systematic teaching of foundational skills such as decoding and spelling, as well as explicit teaching of other important components of literacy such as vocabulary, comprehension, and writing (Fletcher et al., 2018; Gersten et al., 2008; Graham et al., 2012; Torgesen, 2004).

Explicit means that the teacher clearly explains and models key skills, with well-chosen examples.

Systematic means that there is a planned sequence of instruction, with important prerequisite skills taught before more advanced skills.

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