Identifying and writing the letters of the alphabet is a foundational step in every learner’s literacy knowledge. There are countless ways to practice these skills and it can be challenging to know which ones are most effective and engaging. We’ve explored hundreds of strategies and decided on our top 4
The dreaded book report. Students don’t enjoy writing them, and if we are honest with ourselves, we as teachers don’t enjoy reading them. Yet we still need an effective way to assess our student’s knowledge and depth of understanding when they have completed a novel study. This article will
What is done before a student begins to read a new text is critical to their reading and comprehension success. This article will describe important pre-reading strategies you can use in your classroom to ensure the success of your readers. In reading this article, you will learn how
FEELING OVERWHELMED BY ALL OF THE READING STANDARDS YOU NEED TO TEACH? LEARN HOW TO NARROW YOUR INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS BASED ON THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF YOUR STUDENTS!
As a classroom teacher, it can be overwhelming to see all of the curriculum standards we are responsible for teaching.
Independent reading is a student’s reading of a text on his or her own. It can occur anywhere- as part of an activity in a school classroom or at home and includes books that are appropriate for the student’s reading level. Independent reading has shown to be an effective
EXPOSURE TO TEXTS FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF GENRES OPENS UP NEW WORLDS TO READERS! ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO EXPAND THEIR READING HABITS, AS WELL AS RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF EACH GENRE, WITH THESE PRACTICAL TIPS YOU CAN IMPLEMENT TODAY!
Have you chosen a passage for your students to read in class but weren’t sure whether the level of complexity was right? Do you wonder about the real Lexile® level of STAAR passages or other standardized tests? Or, perhaps you’d like to type up your own sample passages for