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Hannah Irion-Frake
Hannah Irion-Frake
Third-Grade Public School Teacher
The Path to Comprehension: The Connection Between Vocabulary and Background Knowledge
November 13, 2023

I have a favorite teacher quote from the book, Thank You, Mr. Falker, by Patricia Polacco. This is the first book I read with my third-grade students each year.

  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
Dr. Rebecca Tolson
Dr. Rebecca Tolson
Walsh University
Evidence-Aligned Instructional Approaches for Dyslexia
November 2, 2023

Evidence-aligned practices are methods that have been demonstrated to be effective and lend themselves to replication to other groups, organizations, and contexts. There is a vast, interdisciplinary body of scientifically based research about reading and issues related to reading and writing (The Reading League, 2022).

Sharon Dunn M.Ed.
Sharon Dunn M.Ed.
MTSS Leadership Consultant
Preventing Reading Failure and Interpreting Assessment Data: What Every Principal Needs to Know
October 24, 2023

As a school principal, do you know exactly how many and which students at each grade level are reading accurately, fluently, and with comprehension? If not, why not? Ensuring students read with accuracy, fluency, and comprehension is the most fundamental responsibility we have as school principals. This is where utilizing the correct assessments can be your best ally in helping to mitigate and prevent reading failure at your school.

Dr. Leslie Laud
Reading, Writing, and Assessment Specialist
The Power of Pen: Placing Writing at the Heart of Literacy Instruction
October 12, 2023

When we talk about literacy block, we often use “reading time” synonymously for this part of our day. Imagine if that shifted and we called this time “writing block” instead, and folded in all skills toward building the final outcome of writing rather than primarily reading.

  • Literacy Instruction
  • Writing
Jason Dehart
Dr. Jason DeHart
Teacher, Wilkes Central High School, Wilkesboro, NC
AI-Assisted Writing: Concerns, Benefits, and Ethics
September 28, 2023

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, crept swiftly into classrooms in spring 2023, although concerns with AI started much earlier in other contexts.

  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson
Author of Good Talking Words
Why Are Children Acting That Way? Oh, and How Are You Responding?
September 14, 2023

What behaviors and interactions do you see in your young students that are particularly concerning? What does that behavior look like? Is it disruptive or explosive?

  • Emotional regulation
  • SEL
  • Social-emotional learning