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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)
04/15/24

Effective Foundational Literacy Instruction Grounded in the Latest Research

Saxon® Phonics and Spelling’s approach to teaching phonics and spelling concepts uses foundational research in the science of reading and cognitive science.  (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)
04/09/24

9 Tips for Teaching Writing Minilessons

Writing workshop minilessons are meant as intervals for explicit, brief instruction in skills and strategies that then become part of a writer’s ongoing repertoire.  (continue reading)
04/02/24

Effectively Teaching the Four Genres of Writing to Students

To teach writing well, it is important to know about qualities of the four major genres of writing.  (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)
02/27/24

5 Tips for Building Community in a Multilingual Literacy Classroom

Five tips for creating a multilingual literacy classroom that not only focuses on language acquisition but also nurtures a supportive and inclusive community.  (continue reading)
02/23/24

How to Boost Fluency and Vocabulary in a Spanish-and-English Speaking Classroom

Five strategies to foster an environment that enhances fluency and expands vocabulary across multiple languages, such as English and Spanish.  (continue reading)
02/21/24

Maximizing the Impact of Small-Group Literacy Interventions in Elementary Classrooms

The most effective small-group literacy interventions offer a targeted, supportive environment where students struggling with literacy can flourish.  (continue reading)

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