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It’s Not Too Early to Prepare: Top 5 Ways to Beat the Summer Slide
Posted on Apr 11, 2019
  • Therese Pickett
Tags
  • Math Intervention
  • Reading Intervention
  • summer
It’s Not Too Early to Prepare: Top 5 Ways to Beat the Summer Slide

Research has shown a pattern of summer learning loss, particularly among low-income youths. Lack of access to high-quality summer learning programs negatively impacts the academic achievement, health, and social development of children, particularly in high-poverty communities. Students in middle- and higher-income households still lose an average of one to two months of learning each summer. So, what can educators do to lessen or eliminate summer slide?

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The Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading Teacher and Foundational Reading Skills
Posted on Mar 13, 2019
  • Marilyn Sprick
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
The Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading Teacher and Foundational Reading Skills

As educators, our mission is to provide all of our students with opportunities as they move into the working world. Sadly, 32 million adult Americans read below a basic level. Locked into low-wage jobs, nearly 60 percent of those with low literacy earn less than $16,000 annually. These are people who lack foundational reading skills. What can we do about this issue?

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Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age
Posted on Jan 23, 2019
  • Bill Bass
Tags
  • language live
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age

Technology advances have brought an influx of supporting tools that give teachers data point after data point and provide intervention after intervention. While technology tools can give teachers great insight into how students learn and where they struggle during the reading process, this is only part of the picture. The true understanding of teaching reading to students still lies with the teacher.

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Much More than a Law: Using ESSA to Guide Intervention Program Decisions
Posted on Jan 9, 2019
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • ESSA
  • Math Intervention
  • Reading Intervention
Much More than a Law: Using ESSA to Guide Intervention Program Decisions

For educators, the most important task and often the most challenging, is to ensure every student succeeds to the very best of her/his ability. Understanding that, educators recognize the importance of offering quality instruction, best practices, and instructional materials that have been shown to achieve the outcomes required for that student population. It is incumbent upon decision makers to select from among those instructional materials that already offer evidence of those outcomes.

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I AM MORE than an English language learner
Posted on Dec 6, 2018
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • ELL
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Struggling Readers
I AM MORE than an English language learner

English language learners often enter U.S. schools with a literacy disadvantage. While they may be proficient in their native language, many struggle to attain the English literacy and language skills needed to succeed academically and engage in social interactions with their peers.

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My Fight for Literacy: Growing up with Dyslexia
Posted on Nov 28, 2018
  • Liz Catalani
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • ELA
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
My Fight for Literacy: Growing up with Dyslexia

Imagine how scary class, peers, and the world can be for a child who can’t read and the many instances where reading is necessary and obvious.

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