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.
It has many names: "the summer slide" or "the summer brain drain." But no matter what you call it, summer learning loss is a major issue. In this blog, you'll get 5 tips for how to help your struggling reader actually make learning gains over the summer. Check it out!
The idea that cognitive skills can be improved — and that IQ is not fixed — is a relatively new concept in education. Here’s a breakdown of the four main cognitive skills you’ll see in students, and how to improve them.
Phonemic awareness: it's not innate to humans. It must be taught. Learn the 5 levels...And beware if reading instruction is bypassing weaknesses in any one of these!
When students come to school every day, here's their question to teachers: are you on my side or not? Are you a friend or a foe? Are you an ally or adversary? See what practical classroom activities Dr. Eric Jensen recommends to build relationships and get results with your students -- you'll see their progress skyrocket.
Some are resistant to seek a diagnosis for a student or child's learning issue, worrying that a "label" may do more harm than good. But there are risks with not identifying issues as well. Read on for pros and cons on the topic, from a mother who has weighed all options.
Before just a few years ago, hardly anyone ever used the word "dyslexia" at a school site. For Dyslexia Awareness Month, we've invited a guest blogger, Joanne Gouaux, mother of a bright 10-year old boy with dyslexia, to share her thoughts on why it's so important to #saydyslexia.
Teachers are an easy scapegoat for the widening achievement gap in the US. In fact, teacher quality is not the greatest predictor of a child's later success; socioeconomic status is. How do we work together to find the optimal ways to educate the 51% of students now receiving free and reduced lunch?
Make the most of summer by watching some of our most popular webinars to date on topics such as poverty, auditory processing, dyslexia and more. These can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Enjoy!
In this post, a veteran Fast ForWord provider explains how the exercises in Fast ForWord work to improve auditory processing speed -- plus, she offers advice on what to do when your child, student or client begins to struggle on the most challenging exercises: Sky Gym and Jumper Gym. If you have experience with successful strategies too, share in the comments!