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How I Started the Science of Reading—What I Should Have Learned In College Facebook Group, and Why Teachers Need It
Posted on Jan 20, 2021
  • Donna Hejtmanek
Tags
  • Reading Science
  • Science of Reading
  • Teacher Preparedness

In October 2020, the Science of Reading—What I Should Have Learned in College Facebook group reached 50,000 members and continues to grow at a rate of about 1,000 members per week. Many, if not most of these new members, are new to the science of reading. Our mission is to continue to share with the membership opportunities to learn how the science can be implemented at home or in their classrooms.

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A New Bias: The Poverty Problem
Posted on Jan 11, 2021
  • Horacio Sanchez
Tags
  • Poverty
  • Social-Emotional Literacy

The patterns associated with poverty in America have created a new bias in the school setting. It is difficult for teachers to see a Black student and not subconsciously associate them with the behaviors commonly exhibited by low socioeconomic students, and research confirms this.

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Three Simple Ways to Reclaim Focus in 2021
Posted on Jan 6, 2021
  • Jenny Gomez, M.S.Ed.
Tags
  • 2020
  • Self-Care

How can educators maintain a certain sense of well-being at the start of the new year given legitimate fears about health and safety, educational gaps, and a social and emotional disconnect from students? How do we put 2020 in the past (where it belongs) and look to a happier, healthier 2021?

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Introducing the Dr. Louisa Moats Award
Posted on Nov 11, 2020
  • Tammy Robacker
Tags
  • Contest
  • Louisa Moats
  • Reading Science
  • Science of Reading

Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Louisa Moats Award for Excellence Implementing the Science of Reading, sponsored by Voyager Sopris Learning. This prestigious award recognizes LETRS Champion districts or schools for their excellence using the science of reading and LETRS professional learning.

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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

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

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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