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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)
01/02/24

Understanding the Pillars of Literacy and Saxon Phonics

Saxon Phonics and Spelling primarily focuses on teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency while building children’s decoding skills.  (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)
08/21/23

Jump Rope Readers: 8 Ideas for Using Decodable Books in Your Classroom

There are many ways to use Jump Rope Readers in your classroom. Like all decodable books, they can support whole class lessons, small group work, and independent practice.  (continue reading)
08/17/23

3 Ways to Ensure Foundational Skills Stick for Students

Foundational literacy skills are the building blocks of a student's journey towards becoming proficient readers and writers.  (continue reading)
08/16/23

5 Tips for Engaging Students During Whole-Group Literacy

During whole-group literacy, it’s important that students are interested in the books, discussions, and teachings for the most impactful, engaging literacy instruction.  (continue reading)
08/11/23

What are the Benefits of Shared Reading for Primary and Intermediate Students?

Shared reading sparks joy, inquiry, student talk and agency. Shared reading is more engaging and impactful than any other whole-class literacy instruction.  (continue reading)

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