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Planning Reading Intervention for Your Elementary Students
Posted on Mar 31, 2021
  • Lindsay Barrett
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Passport
Planning Reading Intervention for Your Elementary Students

Wherever learning takes place, having a plan for explicit intervention instruction makes a difference.

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Follow Along for Our NEW Interactive, Online Adventure with Reading Rangers
Posted on Mar 10, 2021
  • Shannon McClintock Miller
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Elementary
  • Fluency
  • Literacy
  • Reading Instruction
  • Remote Learning
Follow Along for Our NEW Interactive, Online Adventure with Reading Rangers

I am so excited about a new reading practice program we are trying within a few of our elementary classrooms. It's called Reading Rangers, and I can't wait for you to follow along with this adventure we are going to take.

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Reflections on the 2019 NAEP: Where Do We Go Now?
Posted on Nov 5, 2020
  • Dr. Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Mississippi
  • NAEP
  • Reading Science
  • Science of Reading
Reflections on the 2019 NAEP: Where Do We Go Now?

Results of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are in, and the picture is not pretty when it comes to fourth grade reading scores.

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Embracing the Challenge—Teaching K–5 Students to Read
Posted on Oct 29, 2020
  • Linda Hafen
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Reading Instruction
  • Reading Intervention
  • Reading Science
  • Science of Reading
Embracing the Challenge—Teaching K–5 Students to Read

Studies that emphasize both classroom instruction and supplemental intervention programs have found that all but two percent to five percent of students can learn basic reading skills in first grade, even in populations where the incidence of poor reading is very high.

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Dyslexia and Structured Literacy: Why I Fell in Love with Phonemic Awareness
Posted on Oct 15, 2020
  • Leslie Mata
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Structured Literacy
Dyslexia and Structured Literacy: Why I Fell in Love with Phonemic Awareness

The Structured Literacy approach has been found to be particularly effective with learners with dyslexia because it focuses on decoding skills, which are critical components of finding success in reading. By emphasizing spelling patterns (instead of specific words), I can lead my students toward using decoding as a strategy, rather than them trying to memorize words by their appearance. It’s true—“Memorization is Not Understanding.”

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Who's Your Literacy Champion?
Posted on Sep 2, 2020
  • Voyager Sopris Learning
Tags
  • Contest
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
  • Reading Science
Who's Your Literacy Champion?

Our LETRS Literacy Champion contest asks: “What makes a literacy champion and who is your literacy champion?” The contest also shares the insights of some true literacy champions, like Dr. Louisa Moats, educator Dr. Ebony Lee, Dr. Carol Tolman, Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson, and others. We’re looking for your nominations to add to our hall of fame.

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