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Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read. Beginning readers must use the words they hear orally to make sense of the words they see in …

Language

Literacy Apps

Apps that provide practice with specific comprehension skills, including sequencing, differentiating between fact and opinion, developing word …

Comprehension

Comprehension is the reason for reading. If readers can read the words but do not understand or connect to what they are reading, they are not really …

Using Multimedia to Support Reading Instruction

As students advance through the grades and encounter more complex texts, they may need additional supports to meet the high expectations set by the …

Teaching

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

1. Monitoring comprehension<p>Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. …

Instruction/Universal Design for Learning/Teacher Tools/Graphic Organizers

Graphic Organizers<p>What is a graphic organizer?<p>A graphic organizer is a visual representation of knowledge that structures information by arranging …

Pedagogy

Publication of the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Research to Practice Brief<p><i>Improving Secondary Education and Transition Services through Research</i><p>July 2002 • Vol. 1, Issue 2<p>Collaborative Strategic …

Teaching

"Click or Clunk?": A Student Comprehension Self-Check

Students periodically check their understanding of sentences, paragraphs, and pages of text as they read. When students encounter problems with …

Using Think-Alouds to Improve Reading Comprehension

Good readers:<p>Draw on background knowledge as they read<br>• Make predictions as they read<br>• Visualize the events of a text as they read<br>• Recognize confusion as …

Teaching Metalinguistic Awareness and Reading Comprehension with Riddles

As a 6-year-old, I was obsessed with knock-knock jokes. I laughed uproariously whenever I heard one, no matter how inane.<p>Knock knock.<br>Who's …

Make Reading Count

Transcript<p>Video Introduction<p><b>Teacher:</b> What does the sea otter do to prepare lunch?<p><b>Delia Pompa:</b> What are the best ways to teach our students how to …

Five Playful Ways to Work on Listening and Following Directions

I recently got an email from a parent who was wondering how she could work on her son’s listening skills. As I was responding to her email I realized …

10 Communication Skills You Can Use Right Now

When my daughter was 2 ½, she was a biter. And by biter I don’t mean that she bit into bagels or apples.<p>She bit kids. Small kids, bigger kids. I …

Resources for Speech Therapists, Students, and Assistants

Free Therapy Materials<p>Download and print free therapy games, flashcards, and materials here!<p>Time Savers for Speech Therapists<p>Learn how to organize …

Turn Cardboard Boxes and Paper Towel Rolls into Toys

How to use Lego in speech therapy

My daughter is 6 and she has recently become a huge Lego fan. It has really moved on since I was a child, and you can buy pretty much anything out of …