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Removing Barriers and Paving the Way: The School Leader's Role in Using the Science of Reading to Improve Outcomes for All Students
Posted on March 30, 2023
  • Dr. Stephanie Stollar
  • MTSS

School leaders hold the keys to unlocking literacy for young learners. However, like other educators, many school principals don't have deep knowledge of how the brain learns to read, effective instructional practices in the essential early literacy skills, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and identifying and serving students with reading disabilities.

Uncovering the Logic of English: The Importance of Teacher Knowledge of Spelling Rules
Posted on March 16, 2023
  • Hannah Irion-Frake
  • English
  • Spelling

The science of reading is by no means limited to phonics. However, phonics instruction is an essential component in a Structured Literacy classroom.

Why the ‘Science of Reading’ Needs the ‘Science of Teaching’
Posted on February 28, 2023
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
  • Science of Reading
  • Science of Teaching

The “science of reading” refers to a vast body of multidisciplinary research providing a rationale for what must be taught to ensure almost all students can learn to read.

Connecting the Dots Between Engaging Literacy Instruction/Intervention and Empowered Student Voices
Posted on February 16, 2023
  • John Arthur
  • Literacy Instruction
  • Literacy Intervention
  • Student Empowerment

As educators, we all share a special love for students and readers who struggle, so we will be emphasizing the strategies that have proven most effective for our multilingual learners, students with IEPs, and those with specific reading difficulties like dyslexia.

The Human Attributes of Teaching, According to Dr. Anita Archer
Posted on February 9, 2023
  • Voyager Sopris Learning

Dr. Archer has researched, taught, consulted, and motivated for decades. Literacy teaching is who she is, however, she is also known for her ever-present encouragement of teachers far and wide. She is known to help a new teacher with advice and build up frustrated educators as they strive to do what’s best for their students.

The Writing Rope: A Framework for Evidence-Based Writing Instruction
Posted on January 18, 2023
  • Joan Sedita

The ability to write is as essential to learning as the ability to read.