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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: The Rewards of Advanced Decoding and Vocabulary Instruction
Posted on Nov 20, 2019
  • Pam Austin
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
  • Vocabulary
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: The Rewards of Advanced Decoding and Vocabulary Instruction

A short-term intervention like REWARDS can provide long-term effects building student confidence as they warm up to the idea of “reading to learn.” Take a look into why such an intervention would be positively impactful.

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Spooky Shadows, Socrates, and the Science of Reading: Part Two
Posted on Nov 7, 2019
  • Amanda Morgan
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
Spooky Shadows, Socrates, and the Science of Reading: Part Two

The science of reading is irrefutable and can light our path. There is no room for escapism or egotism in education, especially when we are dealing with the mind and future of a child. Taking time to evaluate where we are as teachers of reading is key to taking the next step in our journey to sound literacy instruction.

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Spooky Shadows, Socrates, and the Science of Reading: Part One
Posted on Oct 30, 2019
  • Amanda Morgan
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Intervention
Spooky Shadows, Socrates, and the Science of Reading: Part One

The science of reading is irrefutable and can light our path. There is no room for escapism or egotism in education, especially when we are dealing with the mind and future of a child. Taking time to evaluate where we are as teachers of reading is key to taking the next step in our journey to sound literacy instruction.

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Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About
Posted on Oct 16, 2019
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • LETRS
  • Reading Intervention
Of ‘Hard Words’ and Straw Men: Let’s Understand What Reading Science is Really About

The time has come to call the public’s attention to reading science and to dispel the misconceived beliefs and practices that are so widespread in our classrooms.

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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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