The Ladders

Reading Aptitude Continuum Ladders
As the teacher, each of us needs to determine what is a student’s skill level, what needs to be taught and what skills comes next. My goal is to provide you with a framework that allows you to see skills in a progression that will aide your students in becoming successful readers.

Our goal should be to identify basic skills, diagnose what is needed to acquire the skill, and NOT continue to move forward when the necessary skills that are often a prerequisite to further learning have not been mastered. You are the expert in your class; don’t continue to assess a student on the next levels if the student is not successful on prior skills.