Why Prosody Matters: The Importance of Reading Aloud with Expression

Jun 13, 2017 by Logan De Ley
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Reading prosodyReading aloud isn’t just for beginning readers.  Expressive oral reading is a foundational reading skill that all students should be developing between first and fifth grade.  Find out why.  

Poverty's Effect on Working Memory

May 3, 2016 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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PovertySometimes it's easy to think a child isn't paying attention because they're being defiant, or dare we say it - "lazy"? This is usually not the case, especially for children from poverty, and it behooves us to understand better what's happening in their brains. Read Dr. Eric Jensen's poignant and timely messages about how to help students from poverty build the skillls that will break the cycle of underachievement. 

10 Trends to Watch in Special Education in 2015

Jan 6, 2015 by Will J. Gordillo
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2015 Special Ed TrendsWith the New Year upon us, it’s time for special education leaders and practitioners to reflect and develop a plan that takes into consideration the changing landscape of special education and the impact these changes may have on current and future practices. Here are 10 trends that you should continue to keep your eyes on as you develop your strategic plan of action in 2015.

How a Low Performing School Achieved Double-Digit Gains

Nov 20, 2012 by Scott Sterling
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Dr. Martha Burns from Scientific Learning and Mr. Charles Wilson, Principal of Korematsu Discovery Academy, presented a live webinar that discussed how Korematsu achieved a double-digit test-score gain and emerged from PI status in only two school years

Brain-Building for Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Oct 2, 2012 by PC Munoz
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Dr. Martha Burns talks about the sobering statistics related to third grade reading proficiency and offers solutions to get struggling readers back on track.

Join Us for Our 2012 Fall Webinar Series for Educators

Sep 4, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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Our fall webinars begin this week and include topics on how the brain learns and how to increase student achievement.  Register today!

Common Core Reading Recommendations and the Role of the Teacher

Aug 14, 2012 by Liz Kline
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The Common Core take the position that students should be consistently challenged by the texts presented to them. Find out how you can help your students meet the new standards.

Reading in the Real World: Text Difficulty and Workplace Success

Jul 26, 2011 by Corey Fitzgerald
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Are high school reading standards challenging enough? Not if we go by this Lexile scores chart that shows a significant gap between high school reading levels and college and workplace reading demands.

Jolene’s Story: “I Saw Tremendous Change”

Jul 19, 2011 by Norene Wiesen
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VIDEO: Scientific Learning Progress Monitor Jolene tells how Fast ForWord Language v2 helped her twin boys read at grade level after falling a year-and-a-half behind.

48% More Students Newly Proficient on GA CRCT After Fast ForWord Use

Apr 7, 2011 by Melissa Agocs
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Clark County, Georgia students improve test scores on the CRCT after using Fast ForWord products. See how they achieved statistically significant gains in today’s video blog.

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