Common Core Reading Recommendations and the Role of the Teacher

Aug 14, 2012 by Liz Kline
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.

What Makes a Good Reader?

Jul 3, 2012 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

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?

Language and the Reading Puzzle: Morphemes and Memory

Apr 10, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
How do morpheme awareness and working memory skills help emerging readers attain fluency? Cognitive scientist Dr. Virginia Mann breaks it down for us in “The Language and Reading Puzzle Part 2.”

Using Poetry to Teach Reading: Rhythm, Rhyme, and Choral Reading

Apr 5, 2012 by PC Munoz
Inspire students of all skill levels to engage with the subtle beauty and nuances of a language, encourage expression and creativity, and become excited about words, reading, and writing. More>>

Language and the Reading Puzzle: 5 Steps Towards Fluent Reading

Apr 3, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Are visual “reversals” (e.g., mistaking b for d) really a sign of a poor reader?  And how important is a good vocabulary?  Find out what really matters, and how to help your readers on the path to fluency.

5 Strategies for Fluency and Comprehension That Every Reader Can Use

Mar 22, 2012 by Wendy Mathieu

Students should be able to engage in a variety of different texts to be considered fluent and competent readers. These fluency and comprehension strategies will give students an edge in approaching any kind of text.

Why You Should Read With Your Child

Mar 6, 2012 by Virginia Mann, Ph.D

You probably already know that you should read to your children, but do you know why? Here are three important reasons to not only read aloud with your child, but also to make it a shared activity.

Oh, What A Day! 4 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Mar 1, 2012 by Josefina Rodriguez

Did you know that March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day? Help to inspire a nation of young readers by participating in these fun-filled activities.

In Independent Study of Fast ForWord, Sixth-Grade Students Exceed Expected Gains

Feb 2, 2012 by Melissa Agocs
VIDEO: This independent study from Bulloch County, GA, demonstrates significant gains by sixth graders—on or above, and below grade level—after using Fast ForWord software.

Fifth Graders Make Significantly Greater Gains than a Comparison Group Across Multiple Subjects After Fast ForWord

Dec 27, 2011 by Melissa Agocs

VIDEO: After using Fast ForWord for 30 minutes a day, students made significantly greater improvements on a state-aligned computerized adaptive test than students who did not use Fast ForWord.

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