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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> …

Key Literacy Component: Decoding | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>Archer, A., M. Gleason, and V. Vachon, Decoding and fluency: Foundation skills …

Teaching

Alphabetic Principle: Concepts and Research

Concepts and Research<p>What is the Alphabetic Principle?<p>The alphabetic principle is composed of two parts:<p>Alphabetic Understanding: Words are composed …

Phonemic Awareness: Instruction

Show children how to do all the steps in the task before asking children to do the task.<p>Example: (Put down 2 pictures that begin with different …

Effective Decoding Instruction

Building Literacy Skills Through Storytelling

• How does drawing pictures support the development of writing skills?<br>• What kinds of questions does Ms. Davis ask?<br>• How does Ms. Davis support her …

C-V-C: Phonemic Awareness

ELA.RF.K.2c<p><b>Common core State Standards</b><p><b>ELA:</b> English Language Arts<p><b>RF:</b> Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (K-5)<p><b>K:</b> Kindergarten<p><b>2c:</b> <br>Demonstrate …

Dual Language Learners: Developing Literacy

• How does Ms. Ngan help her students develop language and literacy skills?<br>• Why is it important to connect to students' home languages and cultures?<br>• What …

Addressing the CCSS for Kindergarten in Developmentally Appropriate Ways, Part Two

This post continues a rebuttal to the claim from a recent report that “To achieve them [the CCSS for kindergarten] usually calls for long hours of …

Roots of Reading

Transcript<p>Transcript by segment:<p>Introduction: Roots to Reading<p><b>Announcer</b>: <i>Funding for the Reading Rockets Launching Young Readers series was provided</i> …

Launching Young Readers

About the programs<p>The Roots of Reading looks at the earliest stages of literacy in such locations as a baby speech lab and a Head Start center. The …

Top 10 Resources on Reading Motivation

Parents can make reading more motivating by letting children choose books and making reading a memorable family event. Find out what children …

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

You have probably heard that teachers are the hardest people to teach. I submit teaching teachers is a lot like teaching younger learners (except …

The Meaning of Preliteracy

Many studies over the past decade have shown that the early years, from birth to age 2, form an indelible blueprint for your child's long-term …

Dallas Public Library - Site Map

Home<p>How do I renew a book?<br>• How do I find a book? (library catalog)<br>• How do I find non-English materials?<br>• How do I find a magazine? (via databases)<br>• How do …

Shared Reading | Classroom Strategy

Shared Reading is an interactive reading experience that occurs when students join in or share the reading of a book or other text while guided and …

Think-alouds | Classroom Strategy

Begin by modeling this strategy. Model your thinking as you read. Do this at points in the text that may be confusing for students (new vocabulary, …

Phonemic Awareness & Phonological Awareness: The Foundation For Literacy | Sight Words: Teach Your Child to Read

Basics Learn about <i>phonemic awareness</i>, <i>phonological awareness</i>, and <i>phonemes</i> and why they are so important for learning to read. More<p>Curriculum A …

Early Literacy Development

Explore the challenges of teaching English language learners to read, and the different ways schools are working to create bilingual readers.<p>Learn …

Phonics Subject Knowledge

Subject Knowledge<p>Glossary<p><b>Phoneme</b> - The smallest unit of sound. There are approximately 44 phonemes in English (it depends on different accents). …

Phonemic Awareness

Classroom Strategies<p>Each strategy includes instructions on how to use, downloadable templates and examples, video demonstrations, children's books to …

Concepts of Print

What are Concepts of Print?<p>Concepts of print are "the basic understandings of reading" (McKenna & Stahl, 2009). "Concepts of print can be viewed as …