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05/10/24

Support for English Learners with The Comprehension Toolkit

The Comprehension Toolkit supports teachers to teach content knowledge and thinking strategies to students who come from varying cultural and linguistic backgrounds and are learning English as a new language.  (continue reading)
04/18/24

How to Help Beginning Readers Sustain Work with Greater Independence

Try some of these easy ways to help empower your readers during reading workshop.  (continue reading)
04/10/24

Comprehension and Building Knowledge: From Acquiring Knowledge to Actively Using It

As kids learn about and comprehend the world, their comprehension is strengthened by existing and new knowledge. When kids build their knowledge store, it’s thinking and learning intensive.  (continue reading)
03/29/24

Finding Nonfiction Books That Reflect and Enrich Kids’ Sense of Themselves

When readers are able to see themselves within a text, their engagement with the materials deepens.  (continue reading)
02/05/24

How Saxon Phonics and Spelling Supports K-2 Students with Dyslexia

Saxon Phonics and Spelling K–2 provides systematic, explicit, incremental, and cumulative instruction with application and continual review with foundational literacy skills that benefit all learners, particularly those students with dyslexia.  (continue reading)
01/26/24

Innovate and Inspire: 11 Heinemann edWebinars to Transform Your Teaching This Year

Tap into these 11 free on-demand webinars that cover the essential pillars of reading, math, and writing—providing innovative strategies to inspire and rejuvenate your teaching.  (continue reading)
01/19/24

What is Decoding and Why Does it Matter for Learning to Read?

Decoding is the process of extracting meaning from information given in a secret or complicated way. As students’ word recognition becomes increasingly automatic, more energy can be allocated toward deepening reading comprehension  (continue reading)
11/03/23

Using Decoding Assessments to Teach Phonics (Plus a Free Assessment Tool!)

Learn how to use decoding assessments to teach phonics to K-2 students and get a free phonic decoding assessment tool.  (continue reading)
09/20/23

Jump Rope Readers: How to Use Decodable Books to Plan Small Groups

Learn to use decodable texts to plan effective small group work with this sample teaching sequence from Michael Rae-Grant.  (continue reading)
09/19/23

8 Big Ideas in Literacy and Their Democratic Roots

As humans we have the great gift, the great evolutionary achievement, of speech and story. It’s what we do best—and all literacy instruction needs to honor and build on that gift.  (continue reading)

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