Read alouds can draw students of any age into a community that is knowledgeable and curious about topics and texts, from novels to news reports.
Best Practice: Explicitly Teach
Independent learning experiences make up more than half of elementary students’ educational reading life. Providing clear, scaffolded instruction and ongoing assessment can help make these
This article includes various alternative methods for the process of reviewing your students’ knowledge and understanding
Sawchuk, S. (2019, July 18). Influential Reading Group Makes It Clear: Students Need Systematic, Explicit Phonics. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
The International Literacy Association has put out a new brief endorsing “systematic and explicit” phonics in all early reading instruction.
Percell, J. (2019, July 11). Strategies for Diving into Successful Grading Reform. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
The era of grading reform is in full swing. Teachers throughout the country are critically analyzing their grading practices and the effect grading has on
In a perfect world, there would be no grades. Instead, there would be feedback to students from teachers and others, coupled with opportunities to use
Starr, A. (2019, July 13). States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
Nineteen states now require students to pass reading tests or they may be retained in third grade, but there is some debate as to whether
Baker, J. (2019, March 31). ‘Major distraction’: School dumps iPads, returns to paper textbooks. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
As classrooms across the country embrace digital textbooks, one Sydney school has declared the e-book era over and returned to the old-fashioned hard copy version
Ferlazzo, L. (2019, June 30). Response: Phonics Instruction Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Boring & Dull’. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
What is the appropriate role of phonics in reading instruction?
Ferlazzo, L. (2019, June 30). Response: Phonics Instruction Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Boring & Dull’. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
Teaching students to read requires a balance of phonics instruction with a love of literature and books, according to Mandy Ellis, principal of Dunlap Grade