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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)
02/09/24

How to Integrate Comprehension Strategies into Content Area Learning

In the insightful webinar “Content Literacy: Teaching Comprehension Strategies Across the Curriculum,” educators Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis present the transformative power of integrating comprehension strategies across the content areas.  (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)
01/31/24

3 Tips for Selecting Students for Reading Groups

Selecting students for small-group reading instruction is a critical decision that requires a thoughtful and data-driven approach.  (continue reading)

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