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Essential Support

Essential support is a phrase that we use to describe the necessary and intentional supports teachers provide to ensure that all students are showing growth. Our English Learners, for example, may need additional modeling by their teacher to learn how sounds and spelling patterns in English differ from their home language. Students who use African American English at home may need additional exposure to General American English texts. Students with dyslexia may require additional instruction and more opportunities for guided practice with feedback.

Find everything we have to offer on essential support below.

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Reading Universe is made possible by generous support from Jim & Donna Barksdale, the American Federation of Teachers, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and three anonymous donors.

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