Find and share strategies for helping students read for knowledge, write coherently, and think critically about the written word.
- Pairing little kids with big ones to read together builds more than literacy skills; it fosters relationships that benefit everyone involved.
- By acting out their own stories, young children develop a deeper understanding of character, setting, and language.
- Some schools are changing the way they teach reading—based on research that shows background knowledge is more critical to comprehension than general skills like ‘finding the main idea.’
- The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. Although we can't entirely solve the time problem, we can mitigate it by carefully analyzing our use of class time.
- Teacher-tested ideas to keep reading homework from feeling like a chore.
- While there's not a lot of research on dysgraphia yet, there are a few signs you should look out for, and some evidence-based tactics to help kids with the writing condition.