Latin and Greek Morphemes Build Vocabulary

Apr 29, 2014 by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D
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Phonics teachers know that knowledge of word families can help students sound out many words such as tall, call, calling, west, crest, tallest, etc. It’s much the same with Latin and Greek morphemes, which not only provide clues to the pronunciation of words, but also help students determine the meaning of words.

Teach More Vocabulary, Faster, Using the Power of Morphology

Mar 4, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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You can teach your students 10 vocabulary words the usual way – one at a time – or you can teach them 100 vocabulary words with little extra effort. The second approach seems like the obvious choice, and in Dr. Tim Rasinski’s recent webinar, Comprehension – Going Beyond Fluency, he makes the case for greater adoption of the accelerated approach.

Child Development Versus Standards-Driven Learning: Who Wins?

Dec 3, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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There’s a tug of war going on in American schools, a tension between learners’ developmental needs and the academic rigor required to meet challenging educational standards. In the classroom, where standardized assessments are the driving force of the day, the developmental realities of learners are often overlooked and shortchanged—and it’s something we ought to be talking about.

Why Prosody Matters: The Importance of Reading Aloud with Expression

Jul 26, 2012 by Logan De Ley
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Reading 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.  

What Makes a Good Reader?

Jul 3, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Why is it that some children learn to read faster than other children, and what foundational skills can be strengthened to improve a child’s ability to read?

Building Fluent Readers: How Oral Reading Practice Helps Reading Comprehension

Oct 25, 2011 by Cory Armes, M.Ed.
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Reading comprehension skills go hand-in-hand with reading fluency.  Learn more about how the two are related, and find out how to help students develop reading comprehension skills by becoming more fluent readers.

Using Fiction Writing Activities to Develop Creative Thinking in the Classroom

Sep 29, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
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Are your students gifted creative thinkers?  Get practical tips for using fiction writing in the classroom to break habitual thought patterns and develop students’ creativity.

Still the Write Stuff: Why We Must Continue Teaching Handwriting

Aug 23, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
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Some argue that teaching handwriting skills is less important than teaching keyboarding skills. However, studies show that learning handwriting skills changes patterns in the brain. Read more.

Indispensible Automaticity: How Reading Frees the Mind to Learn

Feb 22, 2011 by Terri Zezula
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Automaticity in reading is the ability read without consciously thinking about it. Find out why automaticity is the foundation for student learning success.

Test Scores Exceed State Average in 4 Subject Areas After Fast ForWord

Feb 15, 2011 by Andrew Ostarello
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Student test scores from St. Mary Parish School District have steadily increased after Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant implementation, surpassing the state average score on the LEAP.

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