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Meet Them Where They Are
Posted on May 13, 2021
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • LETRS
  • Literacy

Truth be told, I am not a big science fiction fan, although I can appreciate those who enjoy the genre. Give me an autobiography or a research article and I’ll curl up, contented, in my airplane seat as I fly to my next Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS®) presentation—except, of course, that wasn’t possible this past year.

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

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 September 19, 2019
  • Carol Tolman
Tags
  • Literacy Symposium

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

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

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