Emily Yurasek

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Portraits of Struggling Readers

If you can identify what the area of difficulty is, you may be able to tailor how to help a child who is struggling with reading. Identifying the …

Five Things Teachers Can Do to Improve Learning for ELLs in the New Year

Strategies for the New Year<p>1. Increase ELL students' English language production and peer interaction.<p><i>Specific and measurable goal: ELL students will</i> …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

Teaching

Resolution on the Importance of a Print-Rich Classroom Environment

<b>1997 NCTE Annual Business Meeting in Detroit, Michigan</b><p>Background<p>There is general agreement among English language arts educators that a rich literate …

Teaching

How I Teach Sight Words in Kindergarten

I can not wait to share with how I teach sight words in Kindergarten. Last year I worked on the idea to create sight word stations. My goals was to …

Vocabulary Runway Show!!!

Several times a year I like to have the kiddos do some sort of presentation for their parents. I think it's good practice for them to learn how to …

Childhood reading and broadsheet newspapers are best for boosting vocabulary

Children who read for pleasure at the age of 10 had far higher vocabulary scores by the age of 42, a study has shown<p>Marcel Proust claimed that there are ‘no days of our childhood lived so fully as those spent with a favourite book.’<p>But a new study suggests that children who read for pleasure carry …

On (and off) the wall vocabulary activities

<i>I often make students (and teachers I work with) get out of their seats. I think movement in the classroom is important whether you believe in the</i> …

Every Teacher Is A Vocabulary Teacher

<b>Every Teacher Is A Vocabulary Teacher</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Vocabulary is a metric of thought.<p>Let’s think for a second what a word “is”–a collection of symbols …

Language

Eight Ways to Help Improve Your Child's Vocabulary

The basis of a lifelong love and talent for learning may very well be a solid vocabulary. A strong vocabulary helps foster understanding, …

Kids

Word Sneak: Vocabulary Game Inspired by the Tonight Show

While killing time in the airport last weekend, I watched a series of Jimmy Fallon <i>Tonight Show</i> clips. While watching Jimmy Fallon and Bryan Cranston …

Poor Kids and the 'Word Gap'

The White House launches a new literacy initiative aimed at low-income children.<p>“Education,” Horace Mann declared in 1848, “is a great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance wheel of the social machinery.” But increasingly, the condition of American children—and even their eventual role in …