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Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing: What Teachers Need to Know About Phonemic Awareness
Posted on Mar 4, 2020
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Professional Development
Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing: What Teachers Need to Know About Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is an essential foundational skill for unlocking the alphabetic principle to read words. It follows that weak phonemic awareness negatively impacts a student’s ability to readily blend words, leading to weak comprehension; we cannot understand what we cannot read.

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Literacy Symposium 2019: Where Experts and Practitioners Partner for Classroom Success . . . Pajamas & Popcorn Optional
Posted on Sep 19, 2019
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Literacy Symposium
Literacy Symposium 2019: Where Experts and Practitioners Partner for Classroom Success . . . Pajamas & Popcorn Optional

Each summer, Drs. Louisa Moats and Carol Tolman invite distinguished national and international speakers to address current topics in the field of education, with a twofold goal: improve educators’ expertise and bridge the gap in research to practice. Here are the 2019 highlights.

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In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Voyager Sopris Learning Literacy Symposium
Posted on Sep 13, 2018
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Dyslexia
  • ELL
  • Literacy
  • Literacy Symposium
  • Professional Development
In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Voyager Sopris Learning Literacy Symposium

It's not too late to bring the expertise of this year's Literacy Symposium into your school or classroom! This year's speakers covered a wide range of relevant topics, including dyslexia laws, common core state standards, English language learners (ELL), teaching writing, LETRS literacy professional development, and so much more. Sign up now to have access to this content for the rest of the school year.

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Why the Quality of Literacy PD Makes All the Difference
Posted on May 23, 2018
  • Carol Tolman
Why the Quality of Literacy PD Makes All the Difference

By developing teacher expertise through high-quality literacy professional development, teachers enhance their ability to reach all students.

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