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Teaching for generalization is the difference between creating classroom-bound knowledge (i.e., teaching to the test), and providing students with a toolkit of skills, strategies, and background knowledge that will help them take on the world. Learn ways to promote generalization in both cognitive skill development and academic instruction.
Learn about the major advances in our understanding of effective reading instruction, our understanding of how the brain works, and new approaches for conceptualizing, implementing, and monitoring reading instruction.
Learn from Tim Rasinski, Ph.D., reading fluency expert, what fluency is and is not, why it’s important, and its crucial role in reading comprehension.
This Whitepaper describes a few of the most common and destructive dichotomies in education. It provides solutions that have been employed in successful Response to Intervention models that resolve these divisions and improve learning for ALL students.
This whitepaper discusses the components of executive function (inhibitory control, attention focusing and shifting, cognitive flexibility, and memory), how executive function develops, its essential role in learning, and how it can be strengthened in children.
What are the theoretical considerations when developing a blended learning program, and what does a successful blended learning program look like? This whitepaper provides a definition, examines common models and key issues, and ends with a detailed real-life example from the Oakland, CA, elementary school where Wilson is Principal.
This whitepaper provides an in-depth view of three different implementations of Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant. Find out how these schools and districts made the programs successful with diverse student populations in a variety of settings—from after school to summer school, from the computer lab to the regular classroom.
This whitepaper discusses ways to build phoneme and morpheme awareness in emerging readers and provides exercises that can be used in the classroom or at home, such as phoneme judgment activities, syllable counting, word maps, and ways to work with homophones, prefixes, suffixes and roots. A list of additional resources for further reading is also included.
Most child language scientists have believed that human beings possess an innate capacity to learn the language spoken to them during the first few years of life. But what about those children who don’t develop language so effortlessly?
Learn about 2013 research on auditory processing disorders - what they are (and are not), and how they can easily be confused with poor listening skills.
It’s not exactly news that there’s a relationship between auditory processing skills and reading disorders in children. This paper reviews 2013 research on this topic.