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Natalie Wexler
Natalie Wexler
Education Writer and Author
An Easy Way To Help Kids Learn At Home: Turn On The Captions
May 6, 2020

A new organization is pushing for children’s TV and video programs to automatically display captions to boost literacy. It’s an easy thing to do, and it has even more research behind it than advocates realize.

  • Literacy
  • Remote Learning
Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith
Dr. Kelly A. Powell-Smith
Chief Science Officer at Acadience Learning
Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes in the Context of COVID-19
April 22, 2020

The circumstances in which we find ourselves as educators at this moment call for flexible and reflective thinking about the goals toward which we might aim and the goals that we might set for our students. I believe we will need to adjust our goals, and likely readjust them again at a later time. Ultimately, this means we will need to be flexible with expectations.

  • Assessment
  • COVID Slide
  • COVID-19
  • Remote Learning
Dr. Leslie Laud
Reading, Writing, and Assessment Specialist
What Works in the Teaching of Writing?
March 25, 2020

Writing well can be taught. While teachers may hold a clear vision for how they would like their students to write, getting students to produce effective and beautiful writing independently can remain elusive. Teaching students how to self-regulate when writing dramatically lifts not just the quality of writing, but overall literacy.

  • ELA
  • Elementary
  • secondary
  • Writing
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The Reading, Writing, and Math Intervention Specialist
During School Closures, We Can Help
March 19, 2020

To help you make the most of time away from the classroom, we have created a special page where you can download activities, use trial versions of resources, and find a vast library of authoritative content, including webinars, blogs, and podcasts—all of which can be accessed for free, at any time.

  • Distance Learning
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Remote Learning
Dr. Carol Tolman
National/International Literacy Consultant
Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing: What Teachers Need to Know About Phonemic Awareness
March 4, 2020

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.

  • Literacy
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Professional Development
Wendy Farone, Ph.D.
Dr. Wendy Farone
National Educational Consultant
Help! My Students Are Struggling With Multisyllabic Words
February 19, 2020

The complexities of reading are many. Throughout the years, much attention has been given to K–2 reading instruction and rightly so. However, what happens when the students get bigger and the words they have to read get bigger and more unique?

  • multisyllabic words
  • Reading Intervention
  • Science of Reading