CORE TEACHING PRINCIPLES

In addition to the components of evidence-based reading instruction, no intervention program is successful without effective teaching. LAIP strategies and instructional materials adhere to the following core teaching principles. 

Active engagement and motivation

Active engagement and motivation

Adolescent learners are motivated when they are active participants in purposeful

instruction and are engaged with age appropriate reading materials. LAIP provides

meaningful reading lessons, using grade level texts and activities, appealing to secondary

school students.

Time management

Nowhere is effective time management more important than in intervention programs,

where progress has to be accomplished in less than the usual amount of instructional

time. LAIP provides teachers intensive instructional schedules, including closing

activities, so they can successfully use every minute of intervention, maximizing reading

outcomes.

Time management
Student independence and accountability

Ultimately, the goal for all students is that they work independently. For this reason LAIP focuses on teaching students strategies that can be generalized to other instructional settings. Other activities such as student Reflective Learning Conferences, project-based learning activities, and Beyond the Book Club are designed to hold learners accountable and in charge of their own learning. 

Student independence and accountability