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Aligning to the Science of Reading:  3 Considerations for Every Teacher

As far as hot topics in literacy go, the Science of Reading would make the top of the list. If you google the term, you get a myriad of results, from trainings to programmatic promises. In an effort to support all teachers align their classrooms to the Science of Reading, let’s examine three considerations that can greatly impact student achievement by ensuring that evidence-based opportunities exist in every classroom.

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Why Teaching Fiction Matters

By: Alan BeckerPosted 08/29/22
Why Teaching Fiction Matters

Research tells us that reading proficiency is highly correlated with the amount of reading that students do. Former classroom teacher and district curriculum specialist Alan Becker describes his experiences with fictional texts and how he used these engaging texts as a doorway to teach students complex comprehension standards.

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8 Keys to Language Development

By: Jen JumpPosted 08/02/22
8 Keys to Language Development

Language development takes time. It requires thoughtful instruction, decisions based on student need, and an approach that best meets the needs of students. Below you will find 8 Keys to Language Development. These 8 Keys form the pedagogical backbone for Language Power, 2nd Edition.

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Teaching Weekly Word Roots

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., Nancy Padak, Ed.D., Rick M. Newton, Ph.D., and Evangeline Newton, Ph.D.Posted 07/15/22
Teaching Weekly Word Roots

Today’s literacy curricula are filled with various literacy-related components that teachers are often lacking the time or energy to cover all these competencies. How can teaching be made more efficient? One way is to connect word roots instruction to those daily events and commemorations that we want students to learn about.

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Building Vocabulary in Summer School

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., Nancy Padak, Ed.D., Rick M. Newton, Ph.D., and Evangeline Newton, Ph.D.Posted 03/10/22
Building Vocabulary in Summer School

Summer is on its way, and so is summer school. What to teach? Time is always limited for instruction and learning in the summer. The teaching of word roots (morphemes) in the summer offers great opportunities to help students in a number of areas.

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How to Integrate the Arts - Reading with Purpose: Monologues

By: Jennifer M. Bogard, Ph.D. and Lisa Donovan, Ph.D.Posted 02/07/22
How to Integrate the Arts - Reading with Purpose: Monologues

If you're looking for authentic reasons to encourage your students to go back into a text and find evidence to support their thinking, we hear you. Monologue takes the skill of finding evidence to a new level. It is a literary empowerment tool for students. Drafting a powerful monologue invites students to read across a set of texts that includes different sources about one subject in order to glean an understanding from multiple perspectives.

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