Reading is a complex task that requires many parts of the brain. Learn what happens in the brain when you read and what you can do to build a reading-ready brain.
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 is automaticity in reading and why is it important? Is reading quickly a sign of reading fluency and comprehension? Dr. Timothy Rasinski explains the importance of automaticity and speed in reading fluency and comprehension.
Students with stronger literacy skills will be better able to self-direct, relying less on their teachers and more on the resources available to them. This autonomy is especially important in Deeper Learning.
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.
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.
Students must connect with more than the mechanics of reading. They must approach texts like detectives and find the meaning that lies behind the words that they read.