When students read poorly, they often generalize it to other subjects (“Maybe I am just dumb”) and most things in school can become overwhelming. That’s painful to watch. How would you like to have joyful, confident readers? How would you like this for free - zilch, nada, zippo?
We asked our implementation experts (also known as Professional Development Managers) about what they see in classrooms across the country, how you all are motivating your kiddos, and their top piece of advice for you this year. I was most excited about the story at the end!
Consider what's happening during silent reading time in your classroom, when readers below-grade-level are silently looking at a book. They may appear to be benefiting from this, but the National Reading Panel's research shows otherwise. If silent reading doesn't work, what does? Check out the 5 recommendations here.
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Do students learn better when instructors clearly outline learning goals (explicit instruction), or when students explore concepts independently (implicit instruction)?
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.