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Recent results of the NAEP tests, the nations report card, show that we need to teach tier-3 vocabulary in all subjects.
Matching just-right instruction to the needs of each learner is a powerful and effective way to help all children succeed.
Along with teaching students how to apply strategies to build comprehension, it’s crucial to motivate them to read.
Becoming an independent reader, like improving in football or in playing the piano, requires practice. I want students to choose books they’re interested in reading – books that are easy and enjoyable, akin to the material you read for pleasure,...
Allowing yourself time to do the things that you enjoy, whether that is time spent with family and friends, reading great books or going to the movies, enables us to grow and share experiences with students.
David Coleman of the Common Core State Standards noted that he was not in favor of students reading biographies stating it is too much like fiction. Should teachers adopt this view or base their decisions on other research?
Incorporate fun websites into your writing lessons! An easy, creative platform to use is www.wordle.net to emphasis characters, themes and traits.
Face it, students use their cell phones in school whether it’s permitted or not. So why not use this medium of communication that students are clearly comfortable with to teach?
It is undeniable that technology is quickly becoming a part of literacy instruction. Share with other teachers how you use blogging in your classroom.
Expanding classroom libraries in specific content areas not only provides excellent reading instruction but will help students progress in reading by developing “a personal reading life”.